SCOTCH PLAINS—In a 30-year career as a federal probation officer working with drug and alcohol addicts, Charles Herman of Scotch Plains learned to measure success by the small changes he observed in his individual cases.
UNION—The Children’s Department of the Union Public Library has scheduled the following programs at the Main Library during the month of September:
CRANFORD – Cranford police arrested a Newark man last week who allegedly stole a woman’s vehicle at a Dairy Queen in July.
MOUNTAINSIDE—The Center for Hope Hospice & Palliative Care Auxiliary is presenting its annual fashion show and luncheon on Sunday, Oct. 11, at noon at L’Affaire Caterers, Mountainside. All proceeds will directly benefit the center.
RAHWAY—Earlier this month, educators from Rahway and neighboring communities spent a week at the Merck Institute Academy for Leadership in Science Instruction in Princeton to become better science teachers.
GARWOOD – For 30 years, the Mother’s Center of Central New Jersey has provided friendship, education, outreach, and support for local parents. On Tuesday, Aug. 25, the organization will hold an open house from 9:30-11 a.m.
ROSELLE – An unsuccessful council candidate has been charged with voting twice in the June 2 primary election, prosecutors announced last week.
CLARK—The Clark Board of Education meeting previously scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 18, will be held Monday, Aug. 17.
CLARK – The Union County Summer Arts Festival 2009 concert series continues on Wednesday evening, Aug. 19, with music by The Nerds. This free concert of rock and rollicking hit songs at Oak Ridge Park in Clark begins at 7:30 p.m.
TRENTON –A Newark man was sentenced for participating in a staged accident ring, Attorney General Anne Milgram and Criminal Justice Director Deborah L. Gramiccioni announced last week. He had been on trial with his two brothers, but all three pleaded guilty on April 14 as the lengthy trial neared its end. His brothers were sentenced to prison last month.