ELIZABETH – Carlos Pinho, former president of the Portuguese Social Club in Elizabeth, pleaded guilty last week to stealing more than $2.5 million in a Ponzi scheme that targeted his mostly middle- and working-class immigrant club members.
CLARK—Colleen Labella of Clark has received the 2009 New Jersey Governor’s Award for excellence in acting.
LINDEN—Students at Linden School No. 1 have been learning about various animal environments along with their habitats and different ecosystems through the year. The recent fishing trip was hands-on learning experience to emphasize the lesson
ROSELLE PARK—Leona M Seufert will premier her acrylic paintings in the Hob’art Co-operative Gallery’s “Hid (IN) Hoboken” group exhibit, which will run until July 15.
RAHWAY – The Rahway United U13 girls team are Mid New Jersey Youth Soccer Association Spring 2009 Flight Three champs.
EDISON – Edison will host a fireworks display to celebrate the 4th of July. International Fireworks will provide all the oohs and aahs beginning at 9 p.m. at Papaianni Park, 100 Municipal Boulevard.
CLARK – There are times when bad things bring good people together.
Earlier this month, an entire community met up in a schoolyard to pitch tents, camp out all night and enjoy a giant barbecue: all for the purpose of fighting cancer.
ELIZABETH – Forty young women received their high school diplomas when Benedictine Academy held the 94th commencement ceremony on June 4.
RAHWAY—Students taking the Journalism II/Newspaper elective at Rahway High School prepare the June issue of Rho Eta Sigma, the student newspaper, for distribution.
EDISON—A writers’ workshop open to the public will be held at Middlesex County College on Friday, Aug. 14. The program mixes sessions on writing skills with practical tips on selling what you have written.