Union County

Mental Marathon

RAHWAY—On Feb. 17, the fourth grade gifted and talented students from Roosevelt School attended the Union County Mental Marathon, held at the Rahway Rec Center. Students from Elizabeth, Cranford, Rahway, and Roselle attended.

County Awards $347K Geese Management Contract

UNION COUNTY—The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has authorized $347,000 for a three-year agreement with the Wildlife Services Bureau of the U.S. Department of Agriculture to have the bureau manage the population of Canada geese in county parklands and recreational facilities.

Former Plainfield Recycling Station Operations Manager Pleads Guilty To Corruption Charge

NEWARK – A former operations manager of a transfer and recycling station in Plainfield pleaded guilty Tuesday to traveling and causing the travel in interstate commerce to promote and facilitate commercial bribery, admitting he caused an individual who hauled waste and recyclable material to travel in interstate commerce, and thereafter accepted bribe payments from that individual on numerous occasions, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Former DCA Field Representative Sentenced To Prison For Stealing From Homelessness Prevention Program

TRENTON – A former Department of Community Affairs senior field representative was sentenced to state prison Tuesday for stealing more than $800,000 from a program that assists people threatened with homelessness, Acting Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced.

Parents Step Back Into The Classroom

LINDEN—Linden School No. 1 recently held a NJ Ask parent night to help parents understand the state test, how to help prepare their students at home, and how the test is scored. The parents stepped into their children’s shoes when taking a test.

Pound For Pound Challenge Benefits Food Bank

HILLSIDE – Biggest Loser finalist Amanda Arlauskas will kick off the Community FoodBank of New Jersey’s efforts in the Pound for Pound Challenge on Thursday, Feb. 18, from 5-7 p.m. (31 Evans Terminal, Hillside). Arlauskas lost more than 85 pounds on the show last fall, which saw her finish third in the December finale.