LINDEN – Students at School No. 6 recently graduated from DARE — Drug Abuse Resistance Education. The program is provided by the Linden Police Department and gives students the tools to resist peer pressure and to say “no” to drugs and alcohol.
RAHWAY—The Bard made an appearance in a fifth grade class at Grover Cleveland School. Students compared lyrics of current hip-hop songs with monologues from some of William Shakespeare’s plays and discovered the same universal themes.
ELIZABETH — City police fatally shot a suspect in a car theft during an attempted arrest this morning, according to authorities.
STATE — Road crews are working to clear New Jersey highways and major roadways, but the worst of this winter storm may not have come yet.
The National Weather Service has a blizzard warning in effect for the state. High winds — with gusts of up to 45 miles per hour — are expected this afternoon. Possible whiteout conditions will make travel dangerous, and officials are advising residents to stay at home if possible.
LINDEN—The “Hearts for Haiti” fund drive came about from School No. 9’s desire to respond to the need of the children of Haiti after the devastating earthquake that hit that country.
TRENTON – Senators from both parties introduced legislation to reform New Jersey’s troubled pension system on Monday.
ELIZABETH — Two years ago, All-Star Pet Rescue of Linden learned about a Rottweiler dog with a mangled leg that had been seen in Elizabeth. Although rescue workers made several attempts to find the dog and bring him in, they were never able to capture the Rottweiler.
Feb. 1 at 11 a.m. – In the vicinity of Stiles Street in Linden, Officer Antonio Manata arrested Linden resident Kenneth Byrd, 42, on an outstanding warrant from the Union County Sheriff’s Department. He was subsequently transported to the Union County Jail.
RAHWAY– On Saturday, March 6 from 1-5 p.m., the YMCA of Eastern Union County is inviting the community to participate in the first annual Go Girl Go event.
UNION – Tony Award Winning composer and lyricist William Finn will speak at Kean University on March 1 at 3:30 in the University Center Little Theatre, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, as part of the 2010 Premiere Stages Artists Series.