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Voice of the People by James J. Devineby James J Devine

The first New Jersey lieutenant governor will be elected in 2009.

When New Jersey selects our first lieutenant governor next year, that person will still not be someone with a statewide electoral mandate if he should come to succeed a governor who leaves office, whether by death, impeachment or resignation.

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The Shapiro ReportBy Michael M. Shapiro

Last month, the New Jersey State Senate approved legislation that would ban members of the Legislature from serving on the Joint Legislative Committee on Ethical Standards, the committee that investigates allegations of ethical impropriety made against current legislators.

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by Diane Norek Harrison Remembering the Past by Diane Norek Harrison

WOODBRIDGE-The following is the graduating class and information for the Woodbridge High School class of 1933:

Graduation was held on June 20th in the high school auditorium. “Pomp and Circumstances” was played by the Woodbridge High School Orchestra. Invocation was by Rev. Edward R. Welles, Welcome by Craig T. Senft, Trio was violin-Kenneth Morris, cello-Elizabeth Trautwein and piano, Frank Fedora. The song “Calm As The Night” was sung by the senior class. “Taxing Our Patience” by Adolph Boehm, “The New College Girl” by Florence Boylan and a piano solo “Rustle of Spring” by Edna Geigel.

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Popcorn by Michael GoldbergerBy Michael S. Goldberger, film critic

Rooting for illegal Mexican émigré Rosario (Kate del Castillo) and the 9-year-old son who launches on a desperate journey to join her in L.A., we realize that “Under the Same Moon” places us at the heart of a moral conundrum. Little Adrian Alonso as Carlitos puts a face on the immigration debate. Suddenly it’s not so controversial.

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STATE – Last fall, Gov. Jon Corzine signed a law forbidding state lawmakers from holding other elected offices such as mayor or freeholder. At the time, 17 members of the state Legislature were dual office holders. Since then, the number of legislators with another elected job has actually increased to 19.

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PERTH AMBOY – Mayor Joseph Vas will face two challengers in his re-election bid this year.

Voters will choose between Vas, community activist Wilda Diaz and businessman Israel Varela in the May 13 non-partisan election.
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LINDEN – A 22-year-old city resident is on her way to Las Vegas, Nevada this week to compete in the nationally-televised Miss USA® pageant.

Tiffany Andrade, a 2003 graduate of Linden High School, won the 2008 Miss New Jersey USA title to earn the right represent the Garden State in the Miss USA pageant. “I’m so excited to be competing in the Miss USA pageant,” Andrade said. “It’s going to be a lot of fun.
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