ELIZABETH—Authorities have arrested four men and charged them with the death of Tanya Worthy, who was found inside her burning BMW on Oct. 28, 2008, said Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow.
Dec. 7 at 2:01 p.m. – At the Middlesex County Jail, Officer Ken Sarnecki arrested Rahway resident Gerard Early, 44, on an outstanding warrant for contempt of court/motor vehicle violations. He was subsequently transported to the Union County Jail.
Dec. 7 at 7:45 a.m. – Officer Tara Hannan investigated a theft at Whittier Street. The case remains open.
TRENTON –A Colombian national who formerly lived in Elizabeth pleaded guilty Monday to assisting suspended Department of Corrections administrator Gerald T. Kennedy in a bid rigging and kickback scheme involving hundreds of thousands of dollars in state contracts, Attorney General Anne Milgram announced.
EDISON—Kindergartners at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison learned how to say and count numbers in Latin on Dec. 9 from students in the Middle School Latin class.
LINDEN—Santa Claus paid an early visit to Linden’s Eighth Ward on Saturday, Dec. 5. Eighth Ward Councilwoman Michele Yamakaitis sponsored the fourth annual photos with Santa day at the Eighth Ward Community Center on Bedle Place.
RAHWAY—Students in first and second grades at Franklin School in Rahway were recently visited by students from Rahway High School to take part in the Junior Achievement program.
ELIZABETH—Patricia Lopez has helped others for more than 20 years, heading up the Union County Toys for Tots Campaign and the county’s food pantry. She recently got help to fulfill a wish of her own.
GARWOOD – Strep throats, sprained ankles and cut fingers don’t always occur during regular office hours, yet they don’t require a trip to the Emergency Room.
CRANFORD—Gerri Stiner, a lecturer on environmental, health and nutrition issues, will give a talk about “Toxins in the Home” on Tuesday, Dec. 15, at 7:30 p.m. in the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Avenue.