Remembering the Past: Metuchen Rotary Club

by Diane Norek Harrison METUCHEN–In almost five years of doing this column I have yet to hear from readers with past material or memories of Metuchen. I am hoping to hear from more people with material or memories of the…

Remembering the Past: Linden Memories

by Diane Norek Harrison LINDEN—Here are some memories from reader Mildred Laux: “Dear Diane, I enjoy reading your ‘Memories of the Past’ very much. Enclosed is a part of my memories. “My grandparents came to the Untied States from Germany…

Lautenberg Tops Andrews

STATE – Four-term Sen. Frank Lautenberg easily defeated Rep. Rob Andrews to win the Democratic Party nomination to run for one of the state’s seats in the U.S. Senate. Lautenberg will face former Republican Congressman Dick Zimmer in the November…

County Budget Calls For Tax Increase

UNION COUNTY – The Freeholder Board introduced a $437.7 million budget last week which calls for an average $68 increase per household in county taxes. Mandated costs, such as salaries, health insurance and pensions had largely contributed to a $26…

Elizabeth Voters Re-Elect Incumbents

ELIZABETH – Four-term Mayor Chris Bollwage easily defeated political newcomer Edward Bryant Koon in Elizabeth’s Democratic primary. Bollwage won by more than 3,000 votes, 4,896 to 1,815 according to unofficial totals. Koon, a senior officer at the Union County Juvenile…

South Amboy Selects Developer For Waterfront Site

SOUTH AMBOY—An Ocean Township-based real estate development company was recently named redeveloper for 50 acres of the South Amboy waterfront. The site, which is currently owned by Reliant Energy, has significant soil and water contamination. While four outdated oil fired…

County Acquires Hungarian Club Property Through Open Space Program

CLARK—Freeholder Chairman Angel G. Estrada, Freeholder Nancy Ward, and Clark Mayor Sal Bonaccorso announced Monday that Union County has reached an agreement to purchase the American-Hungarian Citizens Club and its grounds, totaling .77 acres, for $625,000 through the Union County…