Clark Teacher Honored

Clark Teacher Honored—St. John the Apostle recognized its Distinguished Teacher, June Butchko, with a Mass followed by an Annex Breakfast. Pictured here with Butchko are her former teachers from St. Mary’s School Rahway and Mother Seton Regional High School: left…

Shapiro Report: It Is Time To “Change Congress”

By Michael M. Shapiro This past month, Stanford Law Professor Larry Lessig and Joe Trippi, former campaign manager for Howard Dean and senior advisor to John Edwards in their runs for the White House, teamed up to form “Change Congress,”…

Defense Hurt UCC Success On Offense

By Jim Whelan Union County College knew that they could outscore their opponents. This year team did do that, but on the other end of the court, the Owls still had offense on their mind and let their opponents outscore…

Popcorn: “Run Fatboy Run” – 1 & ½ popcorns

By Michael S. Goldberger, film critic Arriving at long last at the conclusion of “Run Fatboy Run,” we’ve somehow grown enamored of Simon Pegg’s Dennis Doyle, a London slacker who, in the opening scene, left poor, pregnant Libby (Thandie Newton)…

Remembering the Past: Remembering Raritan Township

By Diane Norek Harrison EDISON-Before being named Edison Township, it was called Raritan Township. This is from material when we knew it as Raritan Township. This township, formed from portions of Woodbridge and Piscataway townships on March 17, 1870, derives…

Remembering the Past: Elizabeth Memories

By Diane Norek Harrison ELIZABETH- Here are some terrific memories from reader William Frolich: “Dear Ms. Harrison, After reading your column in the paper, and seeing the note at the end, I was inspired to write this letter and add…

Menendez Calls For Credit Card Reform

PARAMUS– As an increasing number of Americans fall victim to out-of-control credit card costs and as the credit card market begins to resemble the subprime mortgage market from when the foreclosure crisis began, U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) announced a…

Reward Offered For Info Leading To Hit & Run Driver

WOODBRIDGE – An anonymous donor has offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the driver who struck a man on Route 1 in Woodbridge on March 23 and carried him more than two miles…

County To Repair South Front Street Bridge

ELIZABETH – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced that $330,000 in state funding has been obtained to repair the historic South Front Street Bridge in Elizabeth.  The work is needed to replace and reinforce the bridge deck. State…