Should Zoffinger Consider Stepping Down?

By: Michael M. Shapiro During his tenure as the president and CEO of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority (NJSEA), George Zoffinger streamlined operations, eliminating waste, fraud and abuse. As former chairman of the New Brunswick Development Corporation, he…

“WALL-E” – Out of the Mouths of Robots – 3 popcorns

By Michael S. Goldberger, film critic Exiting from a showing of “WALL-E,” a colorful swath of satirical, post apocalyptic animation directed by Andrew Stanton (“Finding Nemo”), I wondered if the two little fat kids in front of me got the…

Remembering the Past: Memories From Carteret, Edison and Metuchen

by Diane Norek Harrison Here are some tidbits from my own research from around the area: CARTERET–Remember these old businesses? B & B Lounge, Carroll’s, Charlie’s Angels, The Dixie, Adam Garber & Co., Nagy’s Bar, New Palace Theatre; 52 Roosevelt…

Union County Embarks On Energy Master Plan

ELIZABETH– The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced last week that the county has initiated a comprehensive energy master plan. The goal of the master plan is to achieve increased efficiency, conservation, and use of alternative energy sources in…

Reiman Receives VFW Award

CARTERET–Last month, Mayor Daniel Reiman was honored by Veterans of Foreign Wars Commander-in-Chief George Lisicki, who presented him with the organization’s Gold Medal of Merit. The medal is the highest award that can be bestowed on any individual by the…

Diaz Era Begins In Perth Amboy

PERTH AMBOY – Mayor Wilda Diaz took the oath of office Tuesday afternoon at Perth Amboy High School as family members, friends and supporters looked on. Diaz, who defeated Joseph Vas in the May 13 non-partisan mayoral election by 1,200…

Elizabeth HS Grad Signs With Red Sox

ELIZABETH – Elizabeth High School graduate Roberto Ramos signed a contract to play baseball in the Boston Red Sox organization last weekend. The shortstop will be assigned to the Gulf Coast (Fla.) Red Sox in the rookie level Gulf Coast…