Let’s Talk About Energy

By Michael M. Shapiro As gas prices continue to skyrocket, the “solution” touted by some candidates is a “gas tax holiday,” a proposal to eliminate the federal gas tax for a few months, saving the average driver approximately 25 dollars.…

Woodbridge & County Announce Purchase Of Township Land For Open Space Preservation

Vacant School Board Property in Woodbridge Township to Remain as Open Space By Mayor John McCormac I am please to report that the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders have approved the purchase of two tracts of undeveloped land in…

“The Incredible Hulk” — A Comic Book of the Mind — 2 & ½ popcorns

By Michael S. Goldberger, film critic Musing the inevitable inquiry–“What’s better, ‘Iron Man’ or ‘The Incredible Hulk?’”–a comic book of the mind transports me back to a couple of ten-year-olds who could give that weighty question its deserved contemplation. Gamboling…

Winstead Honored For Scholastic Achievement

Winstead Honored For Scholastic Achievement—Cheyenne Winstead, a sixth grade student at Rahway Middle School, was awarded first team, Little Scholar, through Pop Warner for the second year in a row. She was awarded this honor in Florida at the Coranado…

Durkin Named Student Of The Month

CLARK – Arthur L. Johnson High School’s Student-of-the-Month for June is senior Katelyn Durkin. Durkin was previously selected by Katrina Anderson-Dobbins as the Distinguished Student in the Field of Academics in English in February and was selected by the administration…

Outgoing Mayor Proposes Ethics Reform Package

PERTH AMBOY—Mayor Joseph Vas and Councilman David Szilagyi unveiled a pay-to-play and ethics reform package at last week’s city council meeting. The package includes an ordinance to prohibit so-called “pay to play” campaign donations by developers and city contract seekers…

Police Make Arrests In 2006 Murder

ELIZABETH – Police have made five arrests following a nearly two-year investigation into the fatal beating and stabbing of a 29-year-old man in Elizabeth. The five suspects – three adults and two juveniles – were taken into custody on June…