Thrift Shop Sale • Jan. 22 & 23 from 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Best Friend Dog & Animal Adoption is holding a 50% off sale at their thrift shop, located at 1750 E. Second St., Scotch Plains. Proceeds support animal rescue efforts. Donations of new/lightly used items are accepted. For info, call 1-732-388-8930.
UNION COUNTY – The Union County Senior Softball League seeks players for its competitive slow pitch softball season in both the 50+ Division (birth year of 1960 or earlier) and the 60+ Division (birth year of 1950 or earlier.)
TRENTON — The state Senate rejected — by a vote of 14 to 20, with six senators not voting — a bill sponsored by Sen. Raymond Lesniak aimed at legalizing gay marriage in New Jersey.
ELIZABETH—Four students at Benedictine Academy in Elizabeth have earned recognition for their academic and all-around achievements.
HILLSIDE—As part of its efforts to respond to the unprecedented need for emergency food among the poor and low-income, the Community FoodBank of New Jersey has purchased a refrigerated mobile food pantry.
ELIZABETH—A Union County Grand Jury handed down an eleven-count indictment Monday against a Hillside man who was involved in a police-involved shooting earlier this year, said Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow. The officers were cleared of any wrongdoing.
HILLSIDE — Volunteers will be at five locations in Middlesex County, to collect frozen turkeys, non-perishable food, and donations on Saturday, Nov. 21.
TRENTON –A former Hillside police officer was sentenced Thursday for stealing funds from the Homelessness Prevention Program administered by the state Department of Community Affairs, Attorney General Anne Milgram announced.
NEWARK—Quantis Goode, 32, of Hillside, was sentenced to 100 years in state prison for fatally shooting two teenagers at a Newark public housing complex in 2007.
HILLSIDE—On Sep. 16 from 4 to 8 p.m., all Wendy’s restaurants in the Tri-state area will donate 10 percent of sales to local food banks serving their corresponding counties.