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Archive for October 22nd, 2008

SOUTH AMBOY – Community members are working to build a monument to honor the memory of Army Sgt. Benjamin L. Sebban, who was killed in Iraq last year.

The idea originally came from members of American Legion Post 62, but community involvement has expanded since then. The project is being funded through donations, and area businesses including Capitol Pavers, Accurate Concrete and Camerato Landscaping will be donating materials and services, officials said.

The monument will be located along the waterfront of the Raritan Bay County Park.

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Dear Senators McCain and Obama,

Is my vote for you worth tens of millions? I guess I’ll soon see. I am, not Joe the Plumber, but Steve the charitable fundraiser. That’s my profession. I’m one of those the press labels an independent because sometimes I vote Democrat, sometimes Republican. This time, however, I still do not know and, frankly, that’s a little frustrating to me because we’re just days away from election.

In the last election, I voted Republican. For reasons beyond the scope of this letter, I have regretted that. The foreign and economic policies have brought our country to its lowest level of international respect in as long as I can remember. Furthermore, the current financial crisis has left me wondering what legacy we’re leaving for our children. I’m fifty-three and I’ve lost nearly half the value of my retirement. I do not know if I have enough years before retirement to recover from this, much less reach my goals. And yet, I am grateful for what we have and I know there are many Americans who are worse off than we are.

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LINDEN – A Linden High School basketball star has made a non-binding commitment to attend St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.

David Bruce, a 6-foot 9-inch 210-pound senior, averaged 15 points and 12 rebounds per game for the Tigers. During his high school career, Linden went 53-10 and won a Union County Tournament High School and a Group IV championship.

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TRENTON – Citing the need to better educate new drivers who may have hit their first “bump in the road,” New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Chief Administrator Sharon A. Harrington unveiled a newly overhauled Probationary Driver Program (PDP) curriculum today. The PDP is mandated for new (probationary) drivers who are convicted of two or more moving violations totaling four or more points in their first two years of driving.

New drivers who are remanded to the PDP must successfully complete the four-hour program that provides up to a three-point reduction on the driver’s record. Any driver who fails to complete the program is suspended indefinitely. A driver who completes the program and who commits a violation within one year after finishing the program will have his or her driving privilege suspended for 45 – 90 days. The new PDP curriculum covers a variety of important topics, including Graduated Driver License rules and restrictions, aggressive driving, distractions, driving under the influence and penalties such as surcharges and suspensions.

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By Diane Norek Harrison

SOUTH AMBOY—With the demolition of the famed Briggs Chevrolet building during the week of Oct. 7, I cleaned out more of my folders. Besides being a car dealership, Briggs sponsored many race cars through the years. Briggs Chevrolet has also sponsored a Little League team and bowling leagues through the years.

The building, as we knew it, had been a staple in South Amboy for over 60 years. Anyone coming into South Amboy’s business district from Perth Amboy or Woodbridge was greeted by the Briggs building, which stood on Main Street facing Broadway.

As demolition started, many were thrilled to still see Briggs Chevrolet writing on the building. The building later became the home of Rural-Metro and Multi-Care, both ambulance service, but was always Briggs Chevrolet to those of us who grew up in South Amboy.

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RAHWAY – Friday, a Rahway woman was charged with first-degree kidnapping for allegedly abducting a three year old girl from an Elizabeth thrift store last week.

Eyvonne Alexander, 54, was arrested on Oct. 16 following a frantic five-hour search for the girl, who was taken earlier in the day while she was shopping with her mother at Unique Thrift Store on Broad Street, police said.

The store’s security cameras captured video footage of the abduction, police said. The kidnapper, wearing what appeared to be a bushy black wig, just led the girl outside.

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