The Shapiro Report: Fewer Foxes Guarding the Henhouse

By Michael M. Shapiro Last month, the New Jersey State Senate approved legislation that would ban members of the Legislature from serving on the Joint Legislative Committee on Ethical Standards, the committee that investigates allegations of ethical impropriety made against…

“Under the Same Moon” – 3 Popcorns

By Michael S. Goldberger, film critic Rooting for illegal Mexican émigré Rosario (Kate del Castillo) and the 9-year-old son who launches on a desperate journey to join her in L.A., we realize that “Under the Same Moon” places us at…

Double Dipping Rises Despite Ban

STATE – Last fall, Gov. Jon Corzine signed a law forbidding state lawmakers from holding other elected offices such as mayor or freeholder. At the time, 17 members of the state Legislature were dual office holders. Since then, the number…

Three Running In Perth Amboy Mayor's Race

PERTH AMBOY – Mayor Joseph Vas will face two challengers in his re-election bid this year. Voters will choose between Vas, community activist Wilda Diaz and businessman Israel Varela in the May 13 non-partisan election.

Linden Woman Could Be Next Miss USA

LINDEN – A 22-year-old city resident is on her way to Las Vegas, Nevada this week to compete in the nationally-televised Miss USA® pageant. Tiffany Andrade, a 2003 graduate of Linden High School, won the 2008 Miss New Jersey USA…

Easter Bunny Spotted In Elizabeth

Easter Bunny Spotted In Elizabeth—Union County Sheriff Ralph Froehlich (center) and Undersheriff Gerald Green (left) join the Easter Bunny in greeting 3-year-old Caroline Lapa of Elizabeth during a holiday visit to the day care center at the county’s Ruotolo Building…

Elliott Advances To National Level

RAHWAY—During Rahway’s PAL recreational basketball season, Kyle Elliott competed in the local New Jersey Nets Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA Skills Challenge sponsored by SINGULAIR, which was held at the Rahway Recreation Center.