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.
UNION – Calvary Assembly of God church in Union will hold a special Thanksgiving Eve service on Wednesday, Nov. 25, beginning at 7:30 p.m., Rev. John W. Bechtel, announced.
ELIZABETH – Thanksgiving came early for a number of Union County residents seeking a home, in danger of losing theirs or simply facing financial difficulties when TD Bank made a $15,000 donation to Community Access Unlimited (CAU) for use in the HomeShare Program of Union County.
SCOTCH PLAINS—Best Friend Dog and Animal Adoption will hold a one day only 60% off your total bill sale at their Scotch Plains thrift store on Friday, Nov. 27. There will be a 50% off sale on Saturday Nov. 28.
UNION – The Human Rights Institute at Kean University will host its third annual international conference on human rights, Combating Hatred, on Friday, Jan. 29, 2010, at Wilkins Theatre, located at 1000 Morris Avenue, Union.
RAHWAY – Literacy Volunteers of Union County is recruiting new tutors to help adults learn how to read.