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Archive for July 9th, 2008

STATE – On Monday, top New Jersey Democrats called for a permanent ban on offshore oil and gas drilling from Maine to North Carolina.

Gov. Jon Corzine, U.S. Senators Frank Lautenberg and Bob Menendez, and U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone said that the ban is needed to protect the New Jersey shore, which is critical to the state’s economy.

President George W. Bush and Sen. John McCain, the expected Republican presidential nominee, both favor repealing the federal ban on coastal drilling in response to the public outcry over gasoline prices that have topped $4 per gallon, but Democrats disagree.
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by Diane Norek Harrison
SAYREVILLE-Sayreville held their annual Independence Day Celebration on June 28 at Kennedy Park. The festivities began at 4 p.m., but were halted for a short time with a downpour of rain. Activities quickly began again as the rain stopped. Entertainment for the day was Rose Dale; classic rock, Matt O’Ree Band; blues and rock, and John Eddie; folk rock. An apple pie bake off and hot dog eating contests were held, along with rides and activities for the kids.
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RAHWAY—The Rahway Police Department invites residents to join them and thousands of communities nationwide for the 25th annual National Night Out crime and drug prevention event.

National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; generate support for local anti-crime efforts; strengthen neighborhood spirit and police community partnerships; and send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. The event has proven to be an effective program that promotes police-community partnerships in the fight for a safer nation.

Rahway’s National Night Out event will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 5, (rain date Aug. 6) from 6 to 10 p.m. and will be located at Hart Street Park located at the end of East Hazelwood Avenue.
Contact Officer William Eicholz at the Community Services Bureau at 732-827-2079 for additional information.

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EDISON—Driving seniors in need to critical medical appointments has become easier in the township thanks to the addition of a Chevy Uplander.

Edison is the first municipality in the county to obtain the Uplander – a minivan with a manual wheelchair ramp along with additional amenities to aid in transporting the senior citizen population.
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LINDEN – The Linden Free Public Library has tentatively scheduled Monday, July 28, for the demolition of the back part of the library. During this period, library services will be available in the Children’s Department at the JTG Center, 330 Helen Street. The main library will be temporarily closed.

The library is also selling tables and chairs. Anyone interested should contact Director Dennis Purves at 908-298-3830 #11 or dpurves@lindenpl.org.

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New Police Officers

New Police Officers—Clark’s newest police officers were graduated from the Union County Police Academy on Wednesday, June 4, after successfully completing a five month training course. Officer Terrance Harrison, shown at left, joined the Clark Police Department in January. An Army veteran, Harrison served one tour of duty in Iraq. Officer Joseph Teston, shown at right, also joined the Clark Police in January. He served one tour of duty in Iraq with the United States Marine Corp.

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ELIZABETH—Music Saves Lives and the Vans Warped Tour is partnering with NJ Blood Services (NJBS) in reaching out to high school and college students to educate and encourage blood donations, and bone marrow donor matching, during a time when supplies in area hospitals are dangerously low.
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