SCOTCH PLAINS – Former Scotch Plains Mayor Martin Marks and businessman William “Bo” Vastine, Republican candidates for state Assembly in the 22nd Legislative District, said today that Democrats Jerry Green and Linda Stender have failed their constituents in controlling property taxes.
COLONIA—The Woodbridge Township Department of Health & Human Services has been notified by the New Jersey Department of Health & Human Services that a skunk recovered on Sept. 24 tested positive for rabies.
HIGHLAND PARK – Fair Trade products have been available in Highland Park since at least 2003, and because of residents’ support of the farmers and producers who grow and make the products, Highland Park has been named the 13th Fair Trade Town in America by Fair Trade Towns USA.
ELIZABETH—The Benedictine Academy Parents Association held a “Welcome Back Cookout” at the school in Elizabeth on Saturday, Sept. 26.
CARTERET—The Carteret Public Library is hosting a free SAT/ACT test preparation session, presented by the Kaplan Education Company, on Saturday, Oct. 17 from noon – 3:30 p.m.
ALLAMUCHY—Benedictine Academy in Elizabeth held its fourth annual golf outing on Sept. 21 at Panther Valley Golf & Country Club in Allamuchy. Guests enjoyed playing the challenging 18-hole golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones.
EDISON—Michael M. Powers, a 1991 graduate of Middlesex County College, has written a book, “Diminished,” and will hold an on-campus book signing on Thursday, Oct. 8 from 4:30-6:30 p.m.
CLARK–Sharon Reddin has been appointed regional manager in charge of the Columbia Bank’s North Central Region. In her new position, Reddin assumes responsibility for four Columbia Bank branches in Clark, Colonia, Linden and Woodbridge.
RAHWAY – The party was a little early but Catherine Jotz of Rahway didn’t seem to mind. Jotz, a patient at Care Connection at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway, turns 100 on Oct. 2.
ELIZABETH—The Executive Committee of the Benedictine Academy Parents Association was commissioned at a recent “Back to School Night” held at the all-female Catholic college prep secondary school on Sept. 22.