Elizabeth Resident Receives Nursing Excellence Award

Elizabeth Resident Receives Nursing Excellence Award—At a reception during the annual observance of National Nurses Week, Trinitas Hospital presented its Excellence in Nursing Practice Award for Nursing Assistants to Patricia “Tiny” Alicea, of the Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU). Alicea…

Edison Resident Receives Jefferson Award

EDISON—Township resident Walter Stochel, an environmentalist and historical preservationist, has been named a New Jersey Jefferson Award winner. “Walt Stochel has always made Edison proud and he has done so again in receiving this award. Citizens who give of themselves…

Drug-Free Is The Way To Be

Drug-Free Is The Way To Be—On the morning of May 21, fifth graders at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison were awarded certificates and t-shirts from Edison Police Officer Michael Gurovich and their teachers Nicole Nolan and Debbie Kendall, marking their…

Thoughts On The VP Search

By Michael M. Shapiro During the past few weeks, both John McCain and Barack Obama have begun speaking with possible candidates for the vice presidency. They are presumably looking at a variety of factors as well as a background dossier…

Remembering the Past: Railroad Past

by Diane Norek Harrison PERTH AMBOY-This is taken from “Historical Highlights of the Central Railroad Company of New Jersey and its Veterans Employees Association” which was given to me by reader Jerry Celecki: NEW YORK & LONG BRANCH RAILROAD- The…

Bollwage Appointee Indicted

ELIZABETH — A federal grand jury has indicted a construction contractor who was appointed by Mayor J. Christian Bollwage to the city parking authority. Raymond Vella, 32, of Elizabeth, was charged with five counts of mail fraud, one count of…

Proposed Bill Would Help Homeowners Facing Foreclosure

TRENTON – Legislation Assembly members Neil M. Cohen, Gary S. Schaer, Bonnie Watson Coleman, L. Grace Spencer, and L. Harvey Smith sponsored to extend foreclosure protection to thousands of New Jersey families caught-up in the recent mortgage market upheaval was…

Offshore Liquefied Natural Gas Terminal Proposed

STATE – A joint venture between a New York company and a Canadian energy firm could bring a $550 million liquefied natural gas terminal 15 miles off the Jersey shore, with a pipeline running to an on-shore facility in Linden.…