BERKELEY HEIGHTS—New Providence violinist Yuji Sugimoto, 12, can be seen in several airings on cable TV throughout December playing the Allegro movement of Vivaldi’s Spring concerto with the New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra (NJIO).
LINDEN – School officials at McManus and Soehl middle schools in Linden recently announced their first marking period honor rolls.
TRENTON—New Jersey is moving away from mandatory minimum sentencing laws that represent a tough on crime posture in the fight against illegal drugs.
ELIZABETH – Incidents of violence, vandalism, weapons, and substance abuse have decreased from the prior year in Elizabeth Public Schools according to the most recent available statistics on the New Jersey Department of Education’s website.
RAHWAY—Jennifer Ward’s first grade class at Franklin Elementary School in Rahway made holiday cards for veterans.
ELIZABETH—Benedictine Academy, an all-girls Catholic high school in Elizabeth, will present a Christmas musical, “Christmas Para Todos” (“Christmas for Everyone”), Friday and Saturday, Dec. 18 and 19 at 7 p.m. The production will feature singing, acting and dancing.
Nov. 30 at 3:39 p.m. – Officer Marcus Giammetta investigated a theft on West Grand Avenue. The case remains open.
RAHWAY—St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Rahway will host a flea market and craft sale on Saturday, Dec. 12. Over 50 vendors will be offering gifts and collectibles for purchase. The sale will be held from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the Parish Center, located at 1407 St. Georges Avenue, Rahway.
EDISON—Julia Linger of Cranford, a seventh grader at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison, was recently named to The New Jersey Music Educators’ Association (NJMEA) Region II Intermediate Chorus.
GREAT LAKES, Ill.—Navy Seaman Recruit Juan F. Yepez Alvear, son of Jenny V. Alvear of Elizabeth, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.