Tag Archive for New Jersey

Lautenberg Tops Andrews

STATE – Four-term Sen. Frank Lautenberg easily defeated Rep. Rob Andrews to win the Democratic Party nomination to run for one of the state’s seats in the U.S. Senate. Lautenberg will face former Republican Congressman Dick Zimmer in the November…

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…

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…

Congratulations Class of 2008!

Congratulations Class of 2008!—Middlesex County College held its 41st commencement ceremony May 22, as 1,071 graduates received their degrees or certificates. The graduates and approximately 3,500 family and friends heard from Middlesex County Freeholder Director David Crabiel, Freeholder Ronald Rios,…

A Warning To Those Who Exercise Eminent Domain Powers

By Michael M. Shapiro Earlier this month, a three-judge panel upheld a decision awarding $18 million to the Halper family, former owners of a farm in Piscataway, which was taken by the township through eminent domain. The Halpers had argued…

Police Step Up Seat Belt Law Enforcement

UNION COUNTY—Law enforcement officers from the Union County Police Department will be cracking down on unbuckled motorists and their passengers as part of the National “Click It or Ticket Campaign”. Beginning May 19 and running through June 1, county police…

Poll: Just 17% Plan to Use Any Rebate Money For A Spending Splurge

UTICA, N.Y. – Just 17% of Americans who have already received or are anticipating a 2008 federal tax rebate say they plan to use any portion of that money to splurge on something they wouldn’t normally buy – the vast…

Golden Knights Cheerleaders Win Again

Golden Knights Cheerleaders Win Again—St. Cecelia’s Golden Knights Rec. Cheerleaders of Iselin did it again! The cheerleaders rocked Virginia Beach Convention Center on May 4 and brought home two “World’s Best” titles. All three teams competed in the first annual…