PARAMUS– As an increasing number of Americans fall victim to out-of-control credit card costs and as the credit card market begins to resemble the subprime mortgage market from when the foreclosure crisis began, U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) announced a sweeping plan to put an end to deceptive practices and irresponsible marketing last week.
Archive for April 1st, 2008
ELIZABETH – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced that $330,000 in state funding has been obtained to repair the historic South Front Street Bridge in Elizabeth. The work is needed to replace and reinforce the bridge deck.
State funding of $462,000 has also been obtained to replace the railroad bridge over the East Branch of Westbrook in Roselle, as part of a long term flood control project.
Posted in Elizabeth, tagged Alfonso Borrello, Elizabeth High School, Elizabeth Cano, Elizabeth High School PTA, Fernando Nazco, Francisco Gonzalez, Krishna Garlic, Maria Darrassi, Neptune Ambroise, Rafael Fajardo, School Board Election on April 1, 2008 |
St. Cecilia’s Teams Win National Titles—St. Cecelia’s Golden Nights Rec. Teams—JV, Varsity and Seniors—from Iselin, participated in the ECA National Champions on March 15 and 16 at Williams and Mary College in Williamsburg, Va. All three St. Cecelia’s Rec. Teams came home as national champions and the seniors also received the grand champions title along with cash awards. The parents also received the “Best Fan Award”. Out of 80 teams that weekend, only nine free paid bids were given to Final Destination Worlds in Virginia Beach on May 4 and all three of the St. Cecelia’s Teams received one! This is the first year that rec. teams have been invited to Final Destination.
Freeholders Honor Women Of Excellence—Union County Freeholder Chairman Angel G. Estrada (left) and Freeholders Nancy Ward (second from left), Bette Jane Kowalski (second from right) and Deborah Scanlon (right) present a resolution to Karen Lukenda (center) of Linden, congratulating here on being honored at the Union County Commission on the Status of Women’s 16th Annual Women of Excellence Awards dinner on March 28 in Garwood. Lukenda was honored as a 2008 Woman of Excellence for her work in community health care. (Photo by Jim Lowney/County of Union)
A Strong Showing—The Clark Lady Crusaders fourth grade girls travel basketball team finished second out of 14 teams in the Garden State League. The fourth grade girls team had a 22-8 record and are pictured receiving their second place trophies. Pictured from left to right, front row: Molly Panetta, Kristen Nugent, Mia Campanella, Rose Caffrey, Dominique Smith, Nicole Nugent. Back row: Georgia Stavrakis, Stephanie Visconti, Victoria Isidron, Amanda Banek. Not pictured: coaches Bill Smith, Otto Isidron and Dave Panetta.
Candidates Attend Forum – The five candidates for Rahway’s school board attended a forum sponsored by the Rahway NAACP on Monday, March 17 at Ebenezer AME Church. Pictured left to right are Peter Kowal, Edward Quinn, Deborah Bridges, Bernard Robson, and Ray Lopez. Elections are April 15.
Posted in sports, Union County, tagged basketball, Dan Doherty, Desmond Wade, high school basketball, Jim Whelan, Michael Smith, New Jersey, Scotch Plains, Thomas Goubadia, Travis Taylor on April 1, 2008 |
by Jim Whelan
2007-2008-Player of the Year
It seems like he has been around forever, the only bad thing about Des’ departures is the Direct TV packages that Linden fans will have to get to watch him play at the University of Houston. Becoming the all-time assist leader, scoring 1,500 points, two back-to-back state championships, one county championship, four sectional finals, and one T of C championship appearance for the four-year letter winner. Desmond is one of the best under 6’0 players to come out of New Jersey in a long time with a record of 103-20 (837). The torch has been passed from Coach Colicchio to Coach Tom Penders. In the next four years I am sure you will see Desmond and the University of Houston in the NCAA tournament.