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Archive for January 30th, 2009

 

popcornBy Michael S. Goldberger, film critic 

The great thing about Patrick Tatopoulos’s “Underworld: Rise of the Lycans” is that you really don’t need to pay attention. Sure, it’s complicated as logarithms, its dramatis personae a hodgepodge of vampires, werewolves and combinations thereof. But if you’re under fifteen you know all about it; over fifteen, you couldn’t care less.

Therefore, the latter should feel free to bring their needlepoint. There’s nothing like some lively crocheting while ghouls slice and dice each other in black-hearted content. And hey, here’s a chance to get a jump on those taxes…but a very, very little book light, please, and no calling your accountant/brother-in-law Manny on the Ameche.

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baseballMOUNTAINSIDE—The Union County Baseball Association will induct two former Elizabeth sports stars into the Union County Baseball Hall of Fame during award ceremonies on Sunday, Feb. 8.

The new class of Hall of Fame inductees includes Anthony Candelino of Elizabeth, Ben Candelino of Elizabeth, Dom Guida of Summit, and Bill Howard of Berkeley Heights, who are being recognized for their outstanding contributions to our national pastime on the baseball diamonds of Union County.

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pastby Diane Norek Harrison

PERTH AMBOY-WOODBRIDGE-This is from my own research dated 1884. If anyone has more information on the area clay pits or what is now built on them, please send it for another column.

 W.H.P. Benton’s clay pits are situated on the low ground west of Perth Amboy road, and the railroad and south of the one of Mr. Phillips. It was opened some eight years ago.

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