LINDEN—John Brek, 55 of Linden, has been charged by state authorities with making threats against President Obama, receiving stolen property, and possession of hollow point bullets, but he may also face criminal complaints in federal court.
CLARK—The Clark chapter of Unico held its third annual Italian American Feast during the three-day Columbus Day weekend. The feast offered Clark area residents the chance to their favorite Italian foods, rides, games, novelty vendors, entertainment, raffles and so much more.
RAHWAY—Rahway Middle School students in Ms. Rodriguez’s Spanish classes celebrated World Day on Writing.
CLARK—Clark Recreation has teamed up with Central Jersey Skate shop in Edison to introduce a fall skateboard program. This clinic ran for two Saturdays at the new Esposito Skateboard Park on Madison Hill Road.
CLARK—Senior Jessica Rusin is the recipient of Arthur L. Johnson High School’s Crusader Award for October.
RAHWAY—Madison Elementary School recently held their annual clothing drive to help families in need in the Rahway community. The surplus is given to homeless shelters in the Union County area. Pictured packing coats are students Courtney Clarke, Leilani Torres, Rebecca…
UNION – The weather was no match for the more than 50 Kean University students who walked to raise awareness of autism spectrum disorder during the annual Walk Now for Autism Speaks event on Oct. 18, at Nomehegan Park in Cranford.
UNION – Three teams of undergraduate students from Kean University’s Department of Computer Science participated in the annual Association for Computer Machinery Greater New York Regional Collegiate Programming Contest at Hofstra University on Oct. 18. More than 50 teams from the area participated in the regional contest.
RAHWAY—The Blue and Gold Club at Franklin School in Rahway raised $323 for the Heavenly Hats Foundation, an organization that collects and distributes brand new hats of all kinds to those patients of all ages who lose their hair due to the treatment of cancer or other medical conditions which cause hair loss.
RAHWAY—Forest Friends is an asset-building program designed to develop and reinforce resiliency skills in children. In this engaging program, children learn about dealing with feelings, how to communicate effectively, how to make good and healthy decisions, and the importance of truth and trust to develop healthy relationships, respect and self image.