Elizabeth Celebrates Earth Day With Citywide Cleanup

ELIZABETH – More than 400 volunteers from city, county and private organizations and institutions participated in the fifth annual Elizabeth city-wide cleanup event last week. The Earth Day event kicked off outside the City Hall, where participants registered and joined…

Reining In Out-of-Control Spending

By Michael M. Shapiro As New Jersey copes with its increasing budget woes, perhaps the Legislature should consider several measures that would help reduce out-of-control spending: unannounced audits and the elimination or transformation of pension credit for part-time government work.…

“Forgetting Sarah Marshall” — 3 popcorns

By Michael S. Goldberger, film critic Director Nicholas Stoller hilariously reminds that if you turn heartbreak on its ear just so, you can show it for the folly that it is. Not that it seems at all possible to Peter…

Businesses Around Woodbridge In 1953 And More

by Diane Norek Harrison WOODBRIDGE-Does anyone have memories or past information on the semi pro football teams-The Hopelawn Greyhounds or the Woodbridge Golden Bears from the 1930s and 1940s? Were there any other pro football teams in the area? I…

Perth Amboy Dedicates Public Safety Complex

PERTH AMBOY—Mayor Joseph Vas and the Perth Amboy Municipal Council officially dedicated the new 160,000-square-foot Perth Amboy Public Safety-Court-Community Complex, located at 365 New Brunswick Avenue on Saturday. The new complex will be the home for the Perth Amboy Municipal…

County Announces Plans For Expanded MusicFest

UNION COUNTY—The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, in conjunction with main sponsor Overlook Hospital, will present MusicFest ’08 on two days—Friday, Sept. 5 from 4-10 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 6 from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. at Nomahegan Park in Cranford.…

ALJ Grad To Pilot Shuttle Mission

Astronaut Kenneth T. Ham will pilot the space shuttle Discovery next month on a mission to bring a Japanese science laboratory unit to the International Space Station. Ham, a 1983 graduate of Arthur L. Johnson High School, will be making…

Brunch With The Mayor

ISELIN—Iselin Chemical Hook & Ladder Co. will host “Brunch with the Mayor” on Sunday, April 27 at 11 a.m. Iselin residents are encouraged to attend to meet Mayor John McCormac, Fourth Ward Councilman Jim Major, and members of the Woodbridge…