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Archive for July 16th, 2008

ELIZABETH—A city police officer shot an Elizabeth teen last week as the youth tried to run him over with a stolen minivan, authorities said. The teen hit another officer with the vehicle, police said.

The 16-year-old was seen driving a white Dodge minivan on Jefferson Avenue around 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 9, authorities said. Police received a report that the van had been stolen from an Erico Avenue home about an hour earlier. It was not immediately clear if the teen stole the van.

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LINDEN – Former Councilman Charles Crane narrowly won election as Linden’s Democratic Party chairman last week. He defeated councilmen Derek Armstead and Eugene Davis, who also sought the post which became vacant when Edward Kologi stepped down in June.

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ELIZABETH – The retrial of Elizabeth murder suspect Gary Suttle began last week.

Suttle, 44, allegedly killed a 60-year-old woman named Lois Zukowitz. Police discovered Zukowitz’ body lying in a pool of blood on the floor of her apartment on March 11, 2004. Investigators determined that an intruder had hit her in the head with a hammer.
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WOODBRIDGE – Woodbridge Township Mayor John E. McCormac announced last week that the ongoing township-wide Code Enforcement Task Force and Inspection Program targeting property maintenance, trash & debris and non-conforming and/or illegal housing has resulted in the issuance of more than 2,760 violations over the first six months of 2008. Township-wide inspections resulted in the issuance of 5,041 violation notices in 2007.
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RAHWAY—“RWJUH Rahway Foundation’s Fashion Show Committee is busy planning its 19th annual event” said Peggy Ann Nicora, Fashion Show Committee chairman, adding that the committee invites community members to join with them, board members, physicians and hospital staff on Saturday, Nov. 1 at The Bridgewater Marriott.

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CLARK—Temple Beth Or, Beth Torah has announced a new outdoor program of fitness and health, which draws on modern day nutritional guidelines and spiritual and historic precedents.

Dr. David Goldstein, Cantor Steven Stern of Temple Beth Or/Beth Torah, and participants of a recent educational event at Union County’s Rahway River Park.

Dr. David Goldstein, Cantor Steven Stern of Temple Beth Or/Beth Torah, and participants of a recent educational event at Union County’s Rahway River Park.

According to Cantor Steven Stern, who helped organize the group’s kick-off event on June 29, “our purpose is to inspire our members to follow a healthy lifestyle of good diet, regular aerobic exercise, and stress reduction. This not only makes medical sense, but is what the Jewish tradition has taught throughout the ages”.    (more…)

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PERTH AMBOY – City council members are considering taking steps to introduce three new pay-to-play ordinances to replace the pay-to-play and ethics reform package approved in the final days of Mayor Joseph Vas’ administration. According to Council President Peter Jimenez, the proposed ordinances are based on models provided by the Citizens’ Campaign.

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