SCOTCH PLAINS – The Union Catholic High School Health Club, moderated by school nurse, JoAnn Ball, hosted a blood drive on Dec. 15 in conjunction with New Jersey Blood Services.
RAHWAY—On Dec. 18, the students in Dyan McMillen’s class at Roosevelt School in Rahway had an opportunity to Skype with another second grade class in Roselle Park.
RAHWAY – The City of Rahway is looking to become a more environmentally sustainable community and seeks public input to help reach that goal.
ELIZABETH—Bridgeway Walk 2009 was a resounding success, according to Cory Storch, executive director of Bridgeway Rehabilitation Services. The ninth annual walk was hosted at the TD Bank Ball Park in Bridgewater, centrally located to many of Bridgeway’s programs, and marked the first time that the walk was held outside of the City of Elizabeth.
RAHWAY—Grade 4 Gifted and Talented students in Susan Rubino’s class at Roosevelt School in Rahway are studying physics. After reading about Sir Issac Newton and his laws of motions, students had fun demonstrating Newton’s Third Law of Motion for their Principal Rocco Collucci.
TRENTON – The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services awarded $40 million in Health Care Stabilization Fund grants to nine financially distressed hospitals in order to maintain health care access in communities where services are threatened.
ELIZABETH — The state’s best high school basketball teams will face each other while helping local homeless people during the 16th annual Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless Basketball Classic on Saturday, Jan. 23 at the Dunn Sports Center, 600 Pearl Street, in Elizabeth.
Army Spc. Nilza Betancourt, Army Capt. Kevin Braine, Air Force 1st Lt. Purvi Desai, Army Sgt. Reno Durand, Air Force Master Sgt. Michael Newton, Army Major Felix Oduwa, Navy Seaman Apprentice Michael Pappas, Army Staff Sgt. Jose Rolon, Air Force Tech Sgt. Leo Van Miert and Air Force Lt. Col. Corey Wormack extend holiday wishes to their families in New Jersey.
CLARK—Students at Mother Seton Regional High School in Clark are continuing their efforts for needy children with the “Gift of Giving.” The Giving Tree, located in the school’s main lobby, is adorned with gift tags for students to choose a gift for a needy child.
ELIZABETH—Benedictine Academy’s Theatre Department staged a Christmas musical on Dec. 18 and 21. “Christmas Para Todos” (Christmas for All”) told the story of teenagers celebrating the real meaning of Christmas.