Bollwage Ignoring Minority Crime

ELIZABETH—New and old accusations of police misconduct and political indifference remain issues in the upcoming mayoral primary, in which Mayor J. Christian Bollwage faces a stiff challenge by Edward Bryant Koon, a senior officer at the county’s juvenile detention facility.…

Woodbridge to Host New & Exciting Summer Events in 2008

By Mayor John E. McCormac Hello Atom Tabloid Readers… I want to take this opportunity to remind everyone about the great events and happenings coming to Woodbridge this summer. Let’s start with Saturdays in downtown Woodbridge with the “bigger and…

The Debate Over Debates

By Michael M. Shapiro Congressman Rob Andrews, who is challenging Senator Frank Lautenberg in the Democratic Primary for the United States Senate in New Jersey, has demanded that Senator Lautenberg debate him seven times before the June Primary. Senator Lautenberg…

“Speed Racer” Can’t Get out of its Own Way – 2 popcorns

By Michael S. Goldberger, film critic It is alas ironic that “Speed Racer,” the Wachowski Brothers’s live-action adaptation of the series that originated as the Japanese anime “Mach GoGoGo,” is anything but swift. For all its colorful, dizzying, quick-splice freneticism,…

Remembering the Past: Elizabeth Memorial Day Memories

by Diane Norek Harrison ELIZABETH-I received these Memorial Day memories from reader William Frolich: “Memories of Memorial Days in Elizabeth, and parades on North Broad Street, near the Sailors and Soldiers Monument” “To some of us, the big event in…

Nash Looking To Lead In Brooklyn

By Jim Whelan Most Knicks fans are hoping that Derrick Rose is available in next month’s NBA Draft. The Memphis guard led the Tigers to the championship game. Enter Tyreke Evans to fill the void left by Rose’s departure after…

A Roadmap To Safer Teen Drivers

By John S. Wisniewski Transportation data shows that every nine minutes, a teenage driver is involved in an accident in New Jersey. In 2006, there were 55,729 automobile accidents involving teenagers in New Jersey, killing 48 drivers and 19 passengers.…

Diaz Wins Overwhelming Victory

Vas era comes to an end in Perth Amboy PERTH AMBOY – Political newcomer Wilda Diaz won a stunning victory Tuesday, defeating 18-year incumbent Mayor Joseph Vas by more than 1,000 votes. Diaz called her victory “incredible.” “The people wanted…