ELIZABETH – Achievement is up in the city’s public high schools, officials announced. Data obtained from the 11th grade High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA) shows the district-wide proficiency level for Language Arts Literacy (LAL) in eleventh grade is 71.5 percent. Since 2005, LAL scores have steadily increased from 59 percent to 71 percent — an increase of 22 percent.
RAHWAY — On Thursday, May 19, students from the Rahway High School Water Champions program were honored by the New Jersey Chapter of the US Green Building Council at a gala event held at the Palace at Somerset.
RAHWAY—Lady Gaga has taken over New York City for the release of her latest album, “Born This Way,” including special Gaga taxi cabs.
CLARK — On May 16, Michael Bolan, Dominick Strumolo, Alex Rodrigues, Megan Heaning and Devin Kanach were awarded scholarships by the Clark Scholarship Fund. The ceremony for the recipients and family members was held at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Clark.
WESTFIELD – Union County College will begin offering classes to job seekers at the Westfield Memorial Library to improve their computer and job search skills.
ELIZABETH– Benedictine Academy in Elizabeth hosted an art show for girls in grades 5-8 on Friday, May 6. Students from local elementary schools participated.
ELIZABETH — Benedictine Academy, an all-female Catholic college prep high school in Elizabeth, held its annual Sports Awards Night on May 12. Players from the school’s sports teams were recognized for their many talents and contributions during this past academic year.
ELIZABETH – A Union County jury convicted an Elizabeth man of first degree aggravated sexual assault and first degree robbery, Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow announced.
LINDEN — Linden Police officers will be cracking down on unbuckled motorists and passengers as part of the national “Click It or Ticket” campaign.
RAHWAY – Peter Kowal, who was defeated in last month’s school board election, is once again a member of Rahway’s Board of Education.