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.
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.
ELIZABETH–Benedictine Academy students, faculty, staff and administrators joined in a Walkathon on Oct. 5 and raised over $2,500 to contribute to the American Cancer Society. A sea of participants wearing sneakers, jeans, and Benedictine Academy T-shirts, enjoyed a healthy walk on a beautiful fall day.
CARTERET – Dr Pepper Snapple Group and national non-profit KaBOOM! awarded Carteret a $15,000 Let’s Play Playground Construction grant as announced in August.
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.
TRENTON— Shortcomings inherent in the new Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB) law have the potential to create long-lasting negative consequences, and legislators should consider necessary adjustments to the law to protect students, according to the New Jersey Association of School Administrators (NJASA).
LINDEN — School No. 10 Principal Sandy Coliagnese recently stopped by the classroom to receive hugs and smiles from the kindergartners in Angel Bellero’s classroom.
UNION–Kean Stage will present a stunning dance performance by Compania Flamenca Jose Porcel on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m. in Kean University’s Wilkins Theatre.
SUMMIT—Pebble Players, Stony Hill Players Youth Theater Organization in Summit, presents “Once Upon A Mattress”.
RAHWAY — Summer may be over, but the Rahway Mayor’s Summer Concert Series continues at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3, when folk-rock artists David Buskin and Robin Batteau return to Rahway for one show only at the Union County Performing Arts Center.
BRIDGEWATER – The Somerset County Business Partnership and www.visitsomersetnj.org will present “Tourism Talks,” Central New Jersey’s largest travel industry networking event on Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 5 to 8 p.m. The event will take place at Maggiano’s Little Italy, 600 Commons Way, Bridgewater.
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.
MOUNTAINSIDE – In preparation for the 2011 tax-filing season, the Internal Revenue Service in partnership with the NJ Association of Public Accountants (NJAPA), the NJ Division of Taxation and cooperating colleges has scheduled a series of one-day tax seminars at New Jersey area colleges during October and November.