SCOTCH PLAINS—Union Catholic senior Stephanie Walls of Cranford received a 2008-2009 American Association of Teacher of French Outstanding Senior Award.
PERTH AMBOY—Raritan Bay Area YMCA’s coed volleyball league offers competitive play for recreational players.
TRENTON – As the Independence Day holiday nears, legislation to create a permanent State House tribute to New Jersey’s patriotic men and women in uniform is advancing.
TRENTON—A Linden man was indicted last month on charges that he distributed child pornography over the internet.
SAYREVILLE-On Oct. 4, 1918, the T. A. Gillespie Shell-Loading Factory in Morgan exploded, destroying the factory and breaking windows for miles around the area. South Amboy was evacuated and thousands fled their homes to Perth Amboy over the Victory Bridge. Shell parts were still being collected in 1997 from Sayreville’s Eisenhower School.
EAST BRUNSWICK — 4-H of Middlesex County is looking for vendors to participate in their 4-H Yard Sale.
LINDEN—Linden has been named a Tree City USA community by the Arbor Day Foundation to honor its commitment to community forestry. It is the sixth year Linden has received this national recognition.
ELIZABETH – Authorities are conducting a manhunt for an inmate who escaped from Union County Jail just after midnight today.
ELIZABETH—Otis Blunt and Jose Espinosa, the two men who escaped from the Union County Jail in December 2007, are scheduled to be sentenced on Friday morning before Union County Superior Court Judge Joseph P. Donohue.
FANWOOD – The Fanwood Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and the Tri-County Red Cross will host a joint training drill on Sunday, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Fanwood’s Forest Road Park.