NORFOLK, Va.—Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Jerry Melvin, a 1999 graduate of Elizabeth High School, and nearly 1,000 sailors and Marines attached to USS Bataan (LHD 5) recently returned to Norfolk, Va. after 10 weeks, supporting Operation Unified Response in Haiti.
RAHWAY—Kristine Richert’s second grade students at Franklin School in Rahway recently learned about animals that live under the sea, in order to help keep Superintendent Frank Buglione safe as he explores the ocean.
ELIZABETH—Sensing voter anger over high taxes and the ailing economy, the same politicians who caused those problems are trying to get the public to lash out at a defenseless enemy—New Jersey school children.
ELIZABETH—On Tuesday, April 13, the Elizabeth Board of Education formally dedicated the district’s newly opened, Terence C. Reilly Gifted and Talented, School No. 7.
SCOTCH PLAINS – Congressman Leonard Lance (R-NJ) announced this week that the Scotch Plains Fire Department received a $63,360 federal security grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to purchase new safety equipment.
BERKELEY HEIGHTS—“Hope Springs Eternal: A Rebirth of Haiti Through Art,” an art exhibit and reception opens Friday, April 16, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Summit Medical Group, 1 Diamond Hill Road, Berkeley Heights. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.
Pro Wrestling • April 16 at 7:45 p.m. – Holy Family Parish, Pershing Ave., Carteret, will sponsor a pro wrestling night. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for children and seniors. For info, call Debbie at 732-541-5736 or Joe at 732-888-1704.
SUMMIT—On May 22, at 7 p.m., join the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey for Jewel in the Crown; the Art Center’s Spring Benefit. Inspired by the current exhibition Erasing Borders 2010: Contemporary Art of the Indian Diaspora, which focuses on the outstanding work of Indo-American artists, the Jewel in the Crown will celebrate the rich culture of India.
ROSELLE PARK—A flea market will be held at Church of the Assumption, Roselle Park, in the downstairs parish hall, 113 Chiego Place on Saturday, April 24.
RAHWAY—Roosevelt School in Rahway recently had a Reading is Fundamental (RIF) Day. The program prepares and motivates children to read by delivering free books and literacy resources.