STATE—The New Jersey NAACP filed an ethics complaint against state Sen. Raymond J. Lesniak, charging the Elizabeth Democrat with betraying the public trust by sponsoring legislation that would benefit clients of his private law firm.
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.
PLAINFIELD – It has been five years since Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf States. New Orleans was devastated by this storm and the American Red Cross was there to help. In honor of the Tri-County Red Cross disaster relief efforts during this catastrophic event, the chapter is holding a “Fais do-do” Awards Fundraiser at the Westwood in Garwood on May 8.
March 2 at 2:08 a.m. – In the vicinity of 590 Raritan Road, Officer Christian Lott arrested Scotch Plains resident Takia Neal, 19, for DUI. She was subsequently released pending a court date.
ELIZABETH – The Small Business Development Center (NJSBDC) at Kean University has partnered with the City of Elizabeth to host a series of free, bi-weekly workshops for Elizabeth residents and small business owners on the topics of starting or establishing a small business.
ROSELLE PARK—A flea market will be held at Church of the Assumption, in the downstairs parish hall, 113 Chiego Place, Roselle Park, on Saturday, April 24.
SCOTCH PLAINS – Whole grains are a great source of nutrients and fiber, but do you know your grains? And better still, do you know what to do with them?
UNION—Community Access Unlimited has announced its 16th Annual Golf Classic, which will take place on Thursday, May 13at Suburban Golf Club in Union.
UNION – Premiere Stages at Kean University will hold its annual spring readings on Thursday, March 11, Friday, March 12 and Saturday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the University Center Little Theatre, located on Kean’s Central Campus, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union.
COLUMBIA, S.C.—Army National Guard Pvt. Tracee C. Barham has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.