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Archive for January 23rd, 2009

UNION COUNTY—When Union County Assignment Judge Walter R. Barisonek retires at the end of the month, he will be succeeded by Superior Court Judge Karen M. Cassidy, Chief Justice Stuart Rabner announced earlier this month. Judge Katherine R. Dupuis will replace Cassidy as presiding judge of the county’s family division.

The Chief Justice praised Judge Barisonek for his long and distinguished career on the bench. “Since he was first appointed in 1984, Judge Barisonek has set a standard for fairness, wisdom and excellence in serving the residents of Union County. We will greatly miss his leadership and counsel and wish him a healthy and happy retirement,” Rabner said.

Cassidy and Dupuis will begin their new assignments on Feb. 1.

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computer-31EDISON—Township taxpayers are now just a click away from making property tax payments. Edison has unveiled online property tax payments via the township web site www.EdisonNJ.org.

“This is a major step forward in streamlining and modernizing our government while providing better services. In our increasingly busy world, this should become a great convenience for our residents,” said Mayor Jun Choi.

Online payments provide the convenience of bill paying from a home or personal computer at a time that is convenient. Residents can find the tax-payment logo on the upper right side of the township web site’s front page.

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CLARK—Last month, the Clark Kiwanis Club sent 50 boxes of cookies, DVDs and toiletries to U.S. soldiers serving overseas make sure they knew they were being remembered by people at home.

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All Boxed Up—At top right, Dr. Frank Light and Clark Kiwanis Club President James Dougherty, front right, oversee the volunteers who packed 50 boxes for overseas troops. Mrs. Peggy Monagle, second from top left, coordinated the efforts for the volunteer activity in which members of the Clark Kiwanis Club, and ALJ Key Club gathered to pack boxes of toiletries, cookies and soup for soldiers in Iraq. Kennedy School in Plainfield was a big contributor of goods for the drive. (Photo by Susan M. Dougherty)

 

The idea was the brainchild of Clark resident Dr. Frank Light. He envisioned sending boxes of cookies, DVDs and toiletries to the troops overseas for the holidays. “They do so much for us; we need to let them know they are not forgotten,” he said of the project.

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