BOGOTA – Every Democrat in the Trenton statehouse earned an “F” on the Americans for Prosperity Final 2008-2009 Legislative Scorecard. The scorecard is an attempt to measure who is fiscally conservative and who is not, allowing voters to contrast legislators’ rhetoric with reality.
WESTFIELD—CONTACT We Care, Inc., a 24-hour caring and crisis hotline, will begin a comprehensive 36-hour volunteer training class on Wednesday, Feb. 17, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 170 Elm Street in Westfield. The class will meet weekly until mid-May.
ROSELLE–Roselle Public Schools raised more than $6,000 Friday in disaster relief funding for victims of the earthquake in Haiti.
Thrift Shop Sale • Jan. 22 & 23 from 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Best Friend Dog & Animal Adoption is holding a 50% off sale at their thrift shop, located at 1750 E. Second St., Scotch Plains. Proceeds support animal rescue efforts. Donations of new/lightly used items are accepted. For info, call 1-732-388-8930.
UNION COUNTY – The Union County Senior Softball League seeks players for its competitive slow pitch softball season in both the 50+ Division (birth year of 1960 or earlier) and the 60+ Division (birth year of 1950 or earlier.)
ROSELLE – In a way, an 11-year old girl helped create the first environmental club at Abraham Clark High School.
ELIZABETH—Last week, a Union County jury convicted a Roselle man for second degree robbery stemming from a 2008 case, according to Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow.
ROSELLE—When teachers say their class is a zoo, they’re usually not happy about it, but two teachers at Harrison Elementary School in Roselle are proud of their “wild” classrooms.
TRENTON — The state Senate rejected — by a vote of 14 to 20, with six senators not voting — a bill sponsored by Sen. Raymond Lesniak aimed at legalizing gay marriage in New Jersey.
ROSELLE—The Roselle Steering Committee honored the borough’s December Students of the Month at the Dec. 21 Board of Education meeting.