BERKELEY HEIGHTS—The Berkeley Heights Lions Club recently sponsored a hospital-wide ice cream social at Runnells Specialized Hospital of Union County.
NEW BRUNSWICK—New Brunswick Elks Lodge No. 324 is collecting a variety of personal items, including phone cards, periodicals, toiletries and stationery, for shipment to U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.
EDISON – The Edison Recreation Department has announced the fall 2009 classes for Kids Fun Clubs.
EDISON–The Edison Recreation Department has announced the fall adult class schedule.
Classes will be offered in embroidery, ceramics, watercolors and chess, as well as yoga and aerobics.
TRENTON – Thirty-five inmates – including 25 who are members or associates of criminal street gangs such as the Bloods, Crips or Latin Kings – were indicted Friday for illegally possessing cell phones in state prisons.
ELIZABETH— A Union County Grand Jury indicted a 30-year-old man on Friday, after an investigation revealed that he had a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old female, according to Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow.
UNION COUNTY—Crime increased in 2008 over the prior year, according to figures released by the State Police.
WOODBRIDGE – The Township Council approved the purchase of three new automated garbage trucks, along with 10,500 more trash and recycling bins at a cost of $1.55 million this month.
STATE—Two of New Jersey’s 13 congressional districts are among only 34 nationally where voters split their ballots in 2008 by choosing Democrat Barack Obama for president while electing a Republican to represent them in the House of Representatives.
CLARK—Mother Seton Regional High School will hold an informal open house on Wednesday evening, Sept. 30, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. for all fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth grade girls and their parents.