UNION COUNTY – Play Ball for Miracles, a local charity that raises money for the Children’s Miracle Network, will be recognized before the Feb. 10 basketball game between the New Jersey Nets and the Milwaukee Bucks.
Fish & Chips Dinner • Feb. 5 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. – Linden Presbyterian Church, 1506 Orchard Terr., will hold a fish & chips dinner prepared by Argyle’s of Kearny. Tickets will be $15 at the door, if available.
Here are more memories of the area from William Frolich: “During the one hundred and fifty years of existence, Union County has had many changes in the area within its borders. Some have been regrettable, while others have been quite an improvement to the lives of its inhabitants.
STATE—Local school districts are offering informational packets for citizens interested in petitioning for one of the three seats on the Board of Education that will be elected in the annual school election scheduled for Tuesday, April 20.
TRENTON – Assemblywoman L. Grace Spencer and Assemblyman Albert Coutinho plan to introduce legislation to make it a crime to enter restricted airport areas.
TRENTON—The multi-state “Powerball” lottery game will make its in the Garden State, with tickets on sale at lottery retailers throughout New Jersey beginning Jan. 31.
TRENTON –The Assembly will host a special bipartisan public hearing on Tuesday, Feb. 2 to hear first-hand New Jerseyans’ ideas on fixing and improving the state, Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver and Assembly Republican Leader Alex DeCroce announced today.
TRENTON – New Jersey businesses are facing a significant tax hike this summer if the federal government doesn’t help replenish the state’s unemployment fund, Gov. Chris Christie warned this week.
Blood Drive • Jan. 29 from 2:30-7:30 p.m. – Valley Road School, 150 Valley Road, Clark, will host a blood drive. For info, call 1-800-933-2566.
UNION COUNTY—A report by a taxpayer watchdog group says the county payroll has increased by nearly $2 million in just three months and it looks like top county employees got unannounced pay hikes and bonuses.