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.
CRANFORD – Union County College will hold an adjunct faculty job fair on Saturday, May 1, from 1 to 4 p.m. The fair will be held in the Victor M. Richel Student Commons on the college’s Cranford campus located at 1033 Springfield Avenue.
COLTS NECK—Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Brendan M. McAvoy has re-enlisted in the U.S. Navy after nine years of military service.
UNION– The #19/22 Kean University baseball team banged out 15 runs on 19 hits as they shutout the visiting Dolphins of the College of Mt. St. Vincent, 15-0, Wednesday afternoon at Jim Hynes Stadium.
LINDEN—Linden School No. 1 recently held a “NJ ASK Pep Rally” to motivate students to excel on the state test.