SPRINGFIELD—Car crashes are the leading cause of death among 16- to 19-year olds. The AAA New Jersey Automobile Club advises parents to start preparing well in advance and take an active role in their teen driver’s education.
ELIZABETH—Elizabeth Public Schools has been awarded a grant from the Center for Reform of School Systems (CRSS) to further support the Elizabeth Board of Education’s work in transforming the Elizabeth Public Schools. This $2500 grant will fund the production and distribution of a publication entitled Your Action Plan for Excellence.
RAHWAY – Rahway native Eric Roberson was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Urban/Alternative Performance. The nomination was for the R&B singer’s track “A Tale of Two,” featuring Ben O’Neill and Michelle Thompson, from his latest album, “Music Fan First.”
SCOTCH PLAINS—On Sunday, Feb. 7, at Willow Grove Presbyterian Church in Scotch Plains, Patrice Simms, a housing counselor with the Central Jersey Community Development Corporation’s Housing Assistance Recovery Program (HARP) will lead a discussion on what New Jersey families facing foreclosure can do.
RAHWAY—St. Mary’s Church in Rahway will celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes on Thursday, Feb. 11.
LINDEN—Volunteers from the city’s Department of Recreation and Community Services will provide free tax assistance to Linden residents earning less than $50,000.
Jan. 25 at 9:18 a.m. – Officer Jorge Feliciano investigated a report of a burglary at Bridge Street. The case remains open.
Fish & Chips Dinner • Feb. 5 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. – Linden Presbyterian Church, 1506 Orchard Terr., will hold a fish & chips dinner prepared by Argyle’s of Kearny. Tickets will be $15 at the door, if available.
ROSELLE – The Roselle Urban Enterprise Zone Board unanimously approved a plan to share communication services with the Borough of Roselle at the UEZ Board’s regular meeting on Jan. 19.
UNION – Kean University will launch its Big Read program with a kick-off celebration on Thursday, Feb. 4, at 3:30 p.m. in the University Center Atrium, located on the main campus at 1000 Morris Avenue in Union. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.