ELIZABETH—Clifton Hall, who was awaiting trial on a 1985 Plainfield double homicide, died in jail late Friday evening, according to Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow. Hall had been ill and was diagnosed with kidney failure prior to his death.
LINDEN—The John T. Gregorio Recreation Center is seeking volunteers to assist with the 2010 Income Tax Program.
CARTERET – Ty Low Productions will debut their play “A Grandmother’s Prayers” for two consecutive nights at the Renaissance Church in Carteret on Dec. 11 and 12.
EDISON—Outgoing Mayor Jun Choi and Mayor-Elect Toni Ricigliano are teaming up with the Citizens’ Campaign and the Metuchen Edison Woodbridge YMCA to host an Edison Call to Service, an initiative to recruit a new generation of civic leaders in Edison.
RAHWAY – The holiday season begins in Rahway on Friday, Nov. 27, with the city’s official tree lighting ceremony. The event will be at 7 p.m. in City Hall Plaza. Afterwards, Santa Claus will be on hand to take photos with Rahway children.
WOODBRIDGE-PERTH AMBOY-In previous Thanksgiving columns, I wrote about the annual Woodbridge-St. Mary’s Perth Amboy football games from 1932 and 1933. I was not able to pinpoint the exact year of this game, but it was in with a bunch of 1930s material given to me.
Nov. 21 at 8:50 a.m. – Officer Ken Sarnecki investigated a report of a theft of a pocketbook from a patron of the Crowne Plaza Hotel at 36 Valley Road.
UNION – Amid the hustle and bustle of family gatherings, last-minute shopping and semester-end preparations, students at Kean University are taking time this holiday season to enrich the lives of others through various volunteer activities.
HILLSIDE—As part of its efforts to respond to the unprecedented need for emergency food among the poor and low-income, the Community FoodBank of New Jersey has purchased a refrigerated mobile food pantry.
RAHWAY—Students at Franklin School in Rahway recently celebrated American Education Week. During this week, parents and community members are invited to come in and participate in educational lessons and activities.