UNION—The Joseph Nugent Sr. Association of Union County, New Jersey will hold its 23rd annual Irish Festival and Picnic to benefit a child with a life threatening illness through the Make-A-Wish Foundation ® on Sunday, Oct. 4, at the Elks Lodge in Union from 1 to 6 p.m., rain or shine.
SUMMIT— Oratory Prep School has announced the season’s open houses for Sunday, Sept. 27, from 1 – 3 p.m. and Wednesday, Oct. 21, from 7 – 9 p.m.
TRENTON—State Department of Transportation Commissioner Stephen Dilts announced Friday that work to re-engineer the I-78 eastbound ramp to the Garden State Parkway Union Toll Plaza is complete, noting that the work is among many improvements in recent years to benefit motorists along the busy corridor.
ELIZABETH—John Doherty, a resident of Elizabeth, recently graduated from The Local 68 Apprentice Program.
ROSELLE PARK—The First Annual Rummage & Craft Sale, will take place in the church’s downstairs parish hall at 113 Chiego Place, Roselle Park on Saturday, Oct. 10, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
SCOTCH PLAINS – If you have been diagnosed with prostate cancer, there are a lot of treatment options to consider. Urologist Brett Opell, MD will provide a prostate cancer update on Monday, Sept. 14 at 5:30 p.m.
RAHWAY—Two weeks after the school board accepted his resignation effective in January, allowing him to exploit credits for time off and unused sick leave, disgraced Councilman Bobby Akbar resigned from the city’s governing body Tuesday.
ROSELLE—Calls are rising for Roselle Borough Councilman Jamel Holley resign in the wake of criminal charges leveled against him for tampering with ballots in the 2006 Democratic primary for borough council.
UNION COUNTY—The New Jersey chapter of the Sierra Club endorsed four Union County lawmakers for the Assembly, but the organization denied re-election support to two prominent Democratic incumbents.
LINDEN – A Piscataway man was charged with assaulting a police officer who was attempting to break up a fight in front of the Luna Lounge on East St. Georges Avenue early Saturday morning.