ELIZABETH—Sister Marion Scranton, Director of Community Initiatives, and Gary S. Horan, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer of Trinitas Regional Medical Center, stand in the midst of only some of the baskets that Trinitas employees collected in the medical center’s fifth Thanksgiving Basket Drive to benefit the needy in the hospital’s service area.
RAHWAY—Students at Franklin School in Rahway recently invited their grandparents in for a celebratory breakfast. The school’s librarian, Margaret Cilia, organizes this event.
CLARK—CONTACT We Care, the award-winning 24-hour caring and crisis hotline will conduct its unique interactive, two-day suicide intervention training for members of the general public on Jan. 30 and 31 at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Clark.
LINDEN – The recreation department will hold a holiday ceramics class for Linden students in kindergarten through eighth grade at the Gregorio Recreation Center, 330 Helen Street, Linden on Thursday, Dec. 17 from 6-7:30 p.m.
UNION – Historian Terry Golway, director of the John Kean Center for American History at Kean University, recently published “Together We Cannot Fail: How F.D.R. Led the Nation from Darkness to Victory Through Hope, Courage, and an Unwavering Trust in the American People.”
ELIZABETH—Protesters plan to demonstrate against what they call unjust US policies by walking from Ellis Island, once a gateway to America for millions of newcomers from all over the world, to the immigration detention center in Elizabeth where at least one person has died awaiting judicial action and deportation.
RAHWAY—A Rahway man was sentenced to 10½ years in federal prison on Nov. 20, for committing 12 bank robberies throughout New Jersey.
CLARK—The St. John the Apostle Kindergarten class hosted their annual Applefest. Through their efforts, more than 300 cans of food were collected for the St. John’s food pantry.
NEWARK—Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) announced last week it is offering free home energy audits and free or low-cost energy conservation measures to eligible customers in the 25 Urban Enterprise Zone (UEZ) municipalities located in the utility’s service territory.
SCOTCH PLAINS—December coming up fast! To so many of us, this time of year means shopping, cooking, baking, cleaning, and rushing around. Willow Grove church leaders remind you to take a break and invest some quality time with your family and friends.