LINDEN—First grade students from Linden School No.2 celebrated the “First Thanksgiving.” The students learned the meaning of teamwork as they made pumpkin bread together, just like the native Americans worked together with the pilgrims.
RAHWAY—Rahway’s Franklin School Pre-K students in Kathy Harris’ and Jackie Gallo’s classes celebrated Thanksgiving together with a special meal of homemade vegetable soup, cornbread and pumpkin pie.
UNION COUNTY—While the weather has been unstable, the cold and snow of winter are just around the corner. While The Salvation Army is hard at work meeting the needs of the people all year long, the organization’s greatest visibility is during the Thanksgiving/Christmas season.
ELIZABETH—A Roselle man who was acquitted on a murder charge earlier this year was arrested on Monday evening and charged with attempted murder, said Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow.
LINDEN—A Linden man who works as a karate instructor was arrested over the weekend and charged with aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault and witness tampering, after an investigation revealed he was having a sexual relationship with a now 14-year-old girl, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow said.
ELIZABETH—Clifton Hall, who was awaiting trial on a 1985 Plainfield double homicide, died in jail late Friday evening, according to Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow. Hall had been ill and was diagnosed with kidney failure prior to his death.
LINDEN—The John T. Gregorio Recreation Center is seeking volunteers to assist with the 2010 Income Tax Program.
RAHWAY – The holiday season begins in Rahway on Friday, Nov. 27, with the city’s official tree lighting ceremony. The event will be at 7 p.m. in City Hall Plaza. Afterwards, Santa Claus will be on hand to take photos with Rahway children.
Nov. 21 at 8:50 a.m. – Officer Ken Sarnecki investigated a report of a theft of a pocketbook from a patron of the Crowne Plaza Hotel at 36 Valley Road.
UNION – Amid the hustle and bustle of family gatherings, last-minute shopping and semester-end preparations, students at Kean University are taking time this holiday season to enrich the lives of others through various volunteer activities.