ROSELLE — Former Councilman Joseph O’Halloran has stepped up his efforts to unseat incumbent Mayor Garrett Smith, who faces a serious fight for re-election in the June 7 Democratic primary election.
RAHWAY – John Ferry, an Air Force Security police sergeant who served in Vietnam from December 1967 until July 1969, will be the grand marshal of Rahway’s Memorial Day parade this year.
LINDEN — The Linden Free Public Library is sponsoring a summer reading club for children during the months of July and August. Registration for the program takes place in the Children’s Room, and begins on Tuesday, May 31.
RAHWAY — The Blue Sky Puppet Theatre recently put on a performance of “Building Bridges” at Madison Elementary School in Rahway. The program was an introduction to conflict resolution and peer mediation as a way to prevent bullying.
RAHWAY – Rahway Republican Chairman Patrick Cassio is calling for a review of Peter Kowal’s recent appointment to the Board of Education.
PLAINFIELD — When it comes to speaking up for animals who are killed for food, animal advocates around the world have a lot to learn from 16-year-old Plainfield resident Joel Mercado, whose passion for animal rights has now netted him a Star Street Teamer Award from peta2, PETA’s youth division.
NEWARK – Twenty-four charities received grants worth a total of $401,000 from The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, Robert A. Marino, chairman of the foundation’s Board of Directors, announced.
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Army Pvt. Glen Basurto, son of Ana Padilla of Elizabeth, has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
RAHWAY–The robot takeover has arrived. Ok, so maybe Rahway High School’s Robotics Team hasn’t exactly built the Terminator, but “Reptar” is still pretty impressive.
LINDEN- The fifth class of the Linden Athletic Hall of Fame will be enshrined at an induction dinner at Amici III Ristorante, 1700 W. Elizabeth Avenue, Linden, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 26, according to Hall of Fame Chairman Gary Luciano.