UNION COUNTY — The parishioners of three local churches have helped bring holiday joy to the residents of The Arc of Union County group homes for many years.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Unity Bank and its employees will donate a total of $21,000 to 15 food pantries in Central Jersey and Easton, Pa. this month, one service organization for each Unity branch. The funds, which represent a 50 percent increase over the previous campaign, were donated by Unity Bank employees and matched by the bank as part of a special holiday community service project.
EDISON — Kelly Lawrence of Scotch Plains, a seventh grade student at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison, visits the Angel Tree to select an ornament with gift suggestions for autistic children attending the Crossroads School in Westfield. The gifts will be delivered to the school for autistic children later this month. (Photo courtesy of the Wardlaw-Hartridge School)
GARWOOD – A municipal court judge who serves Clark, Garwood and Scotch Plains is accused of trying to intervene and reduce the punishment for a Garwood councilman’s daughter who was arrested for alleged possession of alcohol, according to a report by the Clark-Garwood Patch.
ROBBINSVILLE – A former National Football League player who was named the Prep Athlete of the Year while at Scotch Plains Fanwood High School and a former Major League Baseball player originally from New Brunswick are among seven Garden State sports luminaries recently inducted into the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) Bollinger Hall of Fame’s class of 2013.