ELIZABETH—An Elizabeth man was found guilty of third degree possession of cocaine, announced Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow.
SOUTH AMBOY—Third Ward Councilman William Schwarick, 63, was sworn in at the Sept. 2 city council meeting, replacing John O’Connell, who resigned after the Department of Defense assigned him to a post in Washington, D.C.
PERTH AMBOY—Wednesday, Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) joined the New Jersey Schools Development Authority (SDA) and Perth Amboy Board of Education officials to celebrate the opening of the Edmund Hmieleski Jr. Early Childhood Center.
PARLIN—John F. Kerry, Massachusetts Senator, poured over 50 applications before selecting Nia Allen-Lee of Parlin, a senior at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison, as his Senate Page.
RAHWAY—Evelyn Bongco, director of nursing at Riverton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, is pictured above with members of the Helping Hands Class at the Rahway Senior Center.
WOODBRIDGE—The Woodbridge Township Department of Health & Human Services has scheduled the first flu and pneumonia vaccine clinics of the season.
LINDEN—The Linden Board of Health is currently registering city residents for the annual seasonal influenza immunization program.
CLARK—The Township of Clark is planning to hold another Community Emergency Response Training program this fall, if there is sufficient interest.
WESTFIELD—United Way of Greater Union County is turning 40 this year and will celebrate by “Painting the Town Red”. This is the third year that Susan Levy-Cantor, a resident of Westfield, will chair the event.
EDISON—Varsity Cheerleaders at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison earned the “Overall Most Improved Squad” award while attending the Pine Forest Cheerleading Camp in Beach Lake, Pennsylvania from June 16 to 19 with their coaches Tanda Tucker and Brooke Sofield.