Mayor Backs McCain In Presidential Race

LINDEN – Mayor Richard Gerbounka, a one-time Democrat who turned independent in 2006, and four of the city’s councilmen endorsed Republican John McCain for president Monday. The move came on the eve of a McCain fundraising visit to the state.…

Carteret Dedicates Peter J. Sica Memorial Highway

CARTERET—Last Friday, against a backdrop of outgoing traffic, Mayor Daniel Reiman welcomed state and county dignitaries, residents, and friends and family of the late Mayor Pete J. Sica, for a rededication ceremony honoring the local hero that has become immortalized…

Corzine Signs Band-Aid Legislation To Protect Ailing Hospital System

TRENTON–Last week, Gov. Jon S. Corzine signed into law a multi-bill legislative package aimed at stabilizing the long-term financial health of the state’s hospital industry to stave-off future hospital closings. Four acute-care hospitals have closed already this year. A fifth,…

Landmark Church Gets New 27-Ton Steeple

ELIZABETH – Last week, the Old First Presbyterian Church of Elizabeth turned a page in history when two giant cranes hoisted a brand new steeple, weighing roughly 27 tons, to the building’s summit. Local leaders attended a public ceremony marking…

Newly-Renovated Iselin Branch Library Re-Opens

ISELIN—The Iselin Branch Library has re-opened its doors after the completion of interior renovations and the installation of new lighting. As a result of the two-month renovation project, the Iselin Branch Library is more “reader-friendly” and easier to navigate than…

Rahway Man Pleads Guilty To Home Invasion Robbery

TRENTON – A Rahway associate of the so-called “Route 35 Crew,” which was responsible for a series of bank robberies and other robberies from August 2006 through November 2007, pleaded guilty Monday to committing a home invasion robbery in Allentown,…

Craft Show Prize Winner

Craft Show Prize Winner—The Linden recreation day camps held their annual craft show on Tuesday, Aug. 5, at the Gregorio Recreation Center. The day camp first place winner was Al Kalla Park. Olivia Cornwell shows off Simba from their park…