RAHWAY—The Rahway Police Auxiliary held its first holiday toy drive last month. The effort helped 20 children from Rahway who may have gone without a special gift from Santa Claus to enjoy a brighter holiday.
ELIZABETH—Carlos Lucio and Marie Munn discuss gifts collected for needy children in Elizabeth while Joseph Padlo and Lester Dominguez help sort presents under the tree. The toys were donated by city residents during the holiday season.
NEWARK—Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) is concerned about recent reports of strangers posing as PSE&G employees to gain access to a home or to lure a homeowner out of their house.
ELIZABETH – The Union County Clerk’s Office no longer issues county identification cards, effective Jan. 1, 2010.
ELIZABETH—Union Catholic High School of Scotch Plains won the 2009 Dr. Rose Marie Battaglia Christmas Basketball Tournament, hosted by Benedictine Academy and the Benedictine Academy Parents Association.
LINDEN – As part of its Solar 4 All program, PSE&G has begun installing 200,000 pole-attached solar energy units in its service territory.
LINDEN—Senior citizen line dance classes, open to Linden residents age 50 and older, will begin Jan. 22 and continue through March 26, 2010 at the John T. Gregorio Recreation Center, 330 Helen Street, Linden, on Friday mornings from 10 – 11 a.m.
Dec. 23 at 10:17 a.m. – At the Hudson County Jail, Officer Thomas Sarnecki arrested Irvington resident Scott Lewis, 27, on an outstanding warrant for contempt of court. He was subsequently transported to the Union County Jail.
LINDEN—Linden Public Schools participate in the DARE, Drug Abuse Resistance Education program. This program, for students in third through fifth grades, aims to provide the tools students need to resist peer pressure and to say no to drugs and alcohol.
ELIZABETH—The Union County Homicide Task Force arrested a 23-year-old man on Dec. 22 who was wanted in connection with a 2005 homicide in Elizabeth, according to Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow.