LINDEN—On Dec. 19, 2009, Linden resident Beth Ann Bodek graduated Magna Cum Laude from East Stroudsburg University in East Stroudsburg, Pa., with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and a Bachelor of Science degree in social studies.
ELIZABETH—Sensitive to the needs of those less fortunate than themselves, students at St. Mary of the Assumption High School in Elizabeth collected 85 clean, gently used coats and jackets and distributed them to St. Joseph’s Social Service Center.
ELIZABETH – The Stop & Shop Supermarket in Elizabeth raised over $1,675 for the Community Food Bank of New Jersey and local food pantries to help provide hunger relief to area residents.
ROSELLE—When teachers say their class is a zoo, they’re usually not happy about it, but two teachers at Harrison Elementary School in Roselle are proud of their “wild” classrooms.
RAHWAY—Fifth grade students in Deborah Prakapas’s class at Roosevelt School in Rahway are hard at work practicing their math and word processing skills on the laptop computers.
TRENTON — The state Senate rejected — by a vote of 14 to 20, with six senators not voting — a bill sponsored by Sen. Raymond Lesniak aimed at legalizing gay marriage in New Jersey.
Sir Isaac Newton’s third law of motion states “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” The old English physicist Sir Isaac did not have sports in mind when that theory was conceived, but it still can fit.
RAHWAY—A typical New Year’s resolution involves things like losing weight, giving up a bad habit or getting more organized. While those goals are important to the person making them, Literacy Volunteers of Union County is asking you to expand your 2010 New Year’s resolutions and help your fellow community members.
LANCASTER, Pa.—Army National Guard Capt. Jeanne M. Falchek has returned to the U.S. after being deployed overseas at a forward operating base in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
ROSELLE—The Roselle Steering Committee honored the borough’s December Students of the Month at the Dec. 21 Board of Education meeting.