Union County

A Royal Visit

WESTFIELD—Ashley Shaffer, Miss New Jersey 2009, visited students at the Westfield Summer Workshop on their closing day, Friday, July 31. An opera singer, Shaffer performed for the students at their “Happening” show and visited with the children in several classes.

“Week of Mary” Opens Aug. 14

RAHWAY – “Week of Mary”, presented by the Sts.Mary/Mark Parish, Rahway, will open with a Flower Procession and Installation of the Marian Statue, on Friday, Aug. 14 at the 7 p.m. anticipated Mass of the Feast of the Assumption, in St. Mary’s R.C. Church, 232 Central Avenue, Rahway, according to Fr. Dennis Kaelin, pastor.

Cool Baby Cool

LINDEN—All the members of the Linden Department of Public Property and Community Services Kiddie Camp enjoy an ice pop after a romp through the sprinkler on a hot summer day.

Adult High School Offers Second Chances

SCOTCH PLAINS – It began in 1995 as a summer program with 35 enrollees, and fourteen years later the Union County Vo-Tech Adult High School has blossomed into a full academic and vocational course that provides more than 500 students yearly with a second chance to finish their high school education. At a ceremony on the Vo-Tech campus this morning, 150 members of the 14th graduating class received their diplomas.

Court Rejects Latest Effort by ExxonMobil to Limit Exposure For Environmental Damages

TRENTON—A Superior Court Judge has rejected ExxonMobil’s latest attempt to limit its exposure in connection with natural resources it damaged or destroyed during nearly a century of the company’s refinery and petrochemical operations in northern New Jersey.

Kean Exhibit Focuses On Newspaper History

UNION — Kean University and Liberty Hall Museum have collaborated to mount a new exhibit, entitled “Headline News: The Life and Transformation of the Great American Newspaper.” The exhibit opens on Sept. 10 and will feature newspapers from the Liberty Hall Museum collection spanning four centuries of American journalism.