MADISON— Linden resident Melinda Pinto, a graduate student at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s College at Florham in Madison, spent 10 days in Costa Rica as part of FDU’s Alternative Break service project program.
MOUNTAINSIDE—The Union County Baseball Association will honor local student athletes for their accomplishments during 2009 and will induct four new members into the Union County Baseball Hall of Fame during award ceremonies on Sunday, Feb. 14.
TRENTON—Throughout February and March 2010, the New Jersey State Library, the New Jersey Library Association and libraries throughout New Jersey plan to honor the legacy of Abraham Lincoln, as part of the national Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commemoration, by collecting pennies.
PITMAN – Kean University junior forward Jonathan Jones (Linden) was selected as the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) Player of the Week for the week ending Jan. 31, the conference office announced on Feb. 1.
RAHWAY—Fifth grade students in Deborah Prakapas’s fifth grade class presented their book report book jackets recently at Roosevelt School.
ELIZABETH – The partnership between United Way of Greater Union County and Infineum USA L.P. is now in its 11th year.
LINDEN—Just a few months after City Council President Robert Bunk derailed construction of a $5 billion, 500-megawatt electrical power plant that would create 1,800 jobs, he led the council to unanimously approve the deal last week and announced that he is running for mayor.
ELIZABETH – Last week, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents seized nearly 250 pounds of cocaine which was concealed within a shipping container at Elizabeth Seaport.
ELIZABETH—After some friends distributed leaflets asking residents to participate in a toy drive he was conducting in the weeks before Christmas, Carlos Lucio, a popular Elizabeth public school principal, received a summons in the mail from City Hall demanding a $250 fine for littering.
ELIZABETH—Five City Council members whose terms expire this year were pilloried in leaflets circulated around the city that compare increasing unemployment, widespread foreclosures and rising taxes with their record of voting for a pay hike as the nation headed into an economic collapse.