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baseballMOUNTAINSIDE—With tales from his Little League youth—the long-standing rivalries between Peterstown and E’port, the mandatory Italian ice breaks—Ben Candelino had them laughing in the aisles.

Candelino and his younger brother Anthony, two of the legends of Elizabeth baseball, were among those honored recently by the Union County Baseball Association’s 73rd annual Hot Stove League dinner at L’Affaire in Mountainside.

The Candelino brothers, along with former Summit recreation director and baseball coach Dom Guida, who died in September, and Gov Livingston High School’s Bill Howard, were inducted into the association’s Hall of Fame.

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report_from_trentonBy Assemblyman John S. Wisniewski

On Sept. 27, 2007, 2-year-old Breydon Edwards and 15-month-old Peyton Edwards of Russellville, Arkansas, found a motorcycle-shaped lighter in their home. While playing with what to them appeared to be a toy vehicle, they accidentally set a blaze in their apartment that tragically cost both of them their lives.

I wish I could say that this was just an isolated incident.  Unfortunately, it is not.  Reports involving children, novelty lighters and accidental fires continue to surface from all around the country.  In North Carolina, a 6-year-old boy sustained second-degree burns after playing with a lighter that looked like a cell phone.  In Oregon, one child died and another suffered permanent brain damage after a 6-year-old, playing with a lighter resembling a toy dolphin, started a fire.  The list of sad stories like these goes on and on.  

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pastby Diane Norek Harrison

CARTERET-This is from my own research. The Carteret Boat Club was mostly a canoeing and rowing club, known as the home of the “Rocking Chair Fleet.” It was on Front Street between Gordon and Markets streets, where the Municipal Marina is now.

 In 1965, Dr. Wallace J. Durst, dentist was practicing in Carteret. Also there in 1965: Ciszak Plumbing and Heating on Roosevelt Avenue. Bond – “New Jersey’s Favorite” — Cleaners had a special in August. Trousers or slacks to be cleaned were 54 cents each. Extra bonus special during the month of August was any shorts or shells (mix or match), 2 for 79 cents. A single item regularly cost 59 cents for cleaned and finished.

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 irs-sealBy Gregg Semanick-New Jersey‘s IRS Spokesperson

EITC is for people who work, but have lower incomes, generally under $42,000 in 2008. If you qualify, it could be worth up to $4,800 this year. So you could pay less federal tax or even get a refund. That’s money you can use to make a difference in your life.   

For more information on IRS tax tips, go to the IRS.gov web site at www.irs.gov.

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