Irvington Man Convicted For His Role In Drug Ring That Shipped Over 500 lbs. Of Marijuana To NJ

TRENTON – An Irvington man was convicted of participating in a drug ring that shipped more than 500 pounds of marijuana from Arizona to New Jersey, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced. Four other members of the drug ring pleaded guilty on the eve of the trial.

Community Calendar

Flea Market • Oct. 8 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Divine Mercy Parish will hold a flea market in the parish center and parking lots on Pershing Avenue in Carteret. Indoor tables are $15; outdoor spaces are $10. Info: call Debbie at 1-732-541-5736.

Distinguished Educator Lorraine Aklonis Honored At Retirement Celebration

UNION — Lorraine J Alkonis, a Clark resident and distinguished educator with both the Elizabeth and Rahway school districts, was honored at a retirement celebration on Oct. 6 at the Suburban Golf Club in Union. The packed room of guests included family members, friends, colleagues from the education profession, and leaders from the Clark Township and schools communities.

Blindness Awareness Month Puts Spotlight On “Outspoken Library” Kiosks

TRENTON– Since 2009, October in New Jersey has been designated as Blindness Awareness Month to stress the vital importance of Braille literacy; to build awareness about the prevention, treatment and cure of blindness and other visual impairments; and to highlight the resources available through the NJ State Library Talking Book & Braille Center (TBBC) and local libraries.