ELIZABETH—On Wednesday, the Port Authority and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency launched an aggressive program to replace up to 636 of the oldest, most polluting trucks serving the Port of New York and New Jersey with newer models that generate less pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.
UNION—First Baptist Church of Vauxhall recently donated $15,000 to the Red Cross to support earthquake relief efforts in Haiti. Nathan Rudy, Chief Executive Officer of the American Red Cross Tri-County Chapter, attended the church’s Heritage Day program on Sunday, Feb. 21, and accepted the check.
CLARK– Residents of Clark have an opportunity to join the movement to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays by participating in Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3), an historic study that has the potential to change the face of cancer for future generations.
RAHWAY – Home2 Suites by Hilton, a mid-tier, extended-stay hotel concept targeting the savvy, value-wise, extended-stay guest, announced the approval of a franchise application for Rahway this week. The developer for the hotel is Family Hospitality, LLC.
ELIZABETH – Union County College’s Division of Economic Development and Continuing Education is launching an “Encore Careers” initiative to help older “career changers,” those who are 50 years old or older and are interested in exploring new career opportunities in the adult basic education and workforce development fields.
RAHWAY—Rahway District’s All City Strings Orchestra performed at the prestigious New Jersey Music Educators Conference on Feb. 19, which took place at Hilton Hotel and Towers, East Brunswick.
RAHWAY — Police are looking for witnesses to a fatal accident that took place this morning on Old Lake Avenue near the intersection of West Hazelwood Avenue.
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.