TRENTON—The New Jersey School Boards Association expressed its opposition to a bill that would use corporate tax credits to fund school vouchers, essentially diverting public funds to non-public schools at a time when boards of education are dealing with a $1.2 billion cut in state aid to education.
Document Shredding • May 15 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Prudential New Jersey Properties, 1260 Springfield Ave., New Providence, will hold a public document shredding event to help residents dispose of private household papers to protect against identity theft. Items that can be shredded include paper, books, magazines, binders and notepads.
WOODBRIDGE—Members of the American Legion Unit 87 Auxiliary in Woodbridge understand the sacrifice our Armed Forces have made to preserve freedom.
CRANFORD – On Saturday, May 15, Union County College will host “Band Together for Haiti: A Day of Culture.” This event is a benefit for Haiti relief efforts. Different events will be held throughout the day on the college’s Plainfield, Elizabeth, and Cranford campuses.
Director Jon Favreau, who tries to top or at least match his “Iron Man” (2008) with “Iron Man 2,” might have benefited from the baseball adage, “Don’t show ‘em all your pitches in the first three innings.”
RAHWAY – The popular Hot Rods & Harleys Day will return to downtown Rahway on Saturday, May 15, with a rain date of May 22.
RAHWAY — A Union County freeholder acknowledged as an expert in homeland security had a chance to intervene because someone he believed to be an unqualified appointee was selected for a high-paying emergency management job.
ELIZABETH — Democratic city council candidate Lester Dominguez is calling for tougher gun laws to prevent illegal handguns and other weapons from making their way onto city streets.
EDISON — Fifth grade students at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in North Edison have been communicating over the past few months through postcards and e-mail with students around the world.
ELIZABETH — A 22-year veteran of the Plainfield Police Department was convicted on a single count of 2nd Degree Insurance Fraud yesterday, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow announced.