RAHWAY – Later this month, one of the first monuments in New Jersey to honor soldier killed in the Iraq conflict will be installed at the train station plaza. A dedication ceremony is planned for Saturday, Sept. 12.
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.
RAHWAY – Five years after the new Rahway Public Library building opened, it is still two-thirds empty.
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.
PLAINFIELD—Members of the Union County Homicide Task Force have arrested a 21-year-old Plainfield man wanted in connection with the Sept. 24, 2008 shooting death of Quran Carter, Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow said Saturday.
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.
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.
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.
NEWARK—Two Brooklyn men were charged in federal court today for defrauding homeowners facing foreclosure in Elizabeth, Bergenfield and Paterson.
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.