STATE — Campaign finance records show that an alleged al-Qaida member who grew up in New Jersey received $75 as an election day worker for Gov. Jon Corzine’s campaign in 2005.
STATE — Residents of Linden and Rahway heard a tremendous boom at about 9 a.m. Sunday, but officials say it was just thunder from the incredible storm that struck all weekend.
Pouring rain and fierce winds triggered flood warnings, downed trees, closed roads and stopped trains across New Jersey. The National Weather Service clocked wind gusts of up to 70 mph.
CRANFORD – From March 12 to April 17, the exhibition, “Playing Politics”, will be on display in the Tomasulo Gallery on the Cranford campus of Union County College.
ELIZABETH—The Union County freeholders will hold two open public hearings for the review of the 2010 executive budget.
Book Sale • March 12 & 13 from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. – The Friends of the Cranford Public Library will hold a used book sale in the cellar of the library, located at 224 Walnut Ave. Most prices range from 25 cents to $6. For info, call 908-709-7281.
EDISON—The Booster Club at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison held its annual Swim-a-Thon, with the addition of a Hoop-a-Thon, on March 6, making a splash in the pool and a difference in the community.
CRANFORD—On Saturday, March 13, from 10 a.m. to noon, Union County College Division of Economic Development and Continuing Education will be hosting an open house for kids, teenagers and parents interested in learning more about the Summer 2010 College for Kids and College for Teens programs.
CRANFORD—On Tuesday, March 9, at 1 p.m., world-renowned artist/photographer Gregory Crewdson will be presenting a visiting artist multimedia lecture in the Roy Smith Theater at Union County College’s Cranford Campus at 1033 Springfield Avenue.
UNION COUNTY – Monday was the deadline for school board candidates to file nominating petitions to run in the April 20 school elections. These are the candidates from Union County.
Clearance Sale • Now through March 6 – Best Friend Dog & Animal Adoption is having a winter clothing clearance sale at their thrift shop, 1750 E. Second St., Scotch Plains. The store is open from 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. every day except Sunday. Proceeds benefit the animal rescue group. For info, call 1-732-388-8930.