ELIZABETH — Union County Sheriff Ralph Froehlich (center), Sgt. Marianne Hopko and Officers Kim Weber and MaryBeth Gray thank (from left) Luciana Marques, Pamela Schiffner and Sergio Cuevas from Wells Fargo Home Mortgage in Cranford for the donation of several hundred toys, children’s clothing and $1,200 in gift cards to the Union County Sheriff’s Officers “Tree of Hope” holiday drive for needy children.
METUCHEN – As part of the Diocese of Metuchen’s 30th anniversary celebration, Bishop Paul G. Bootkoski bestowed the Regina Nostra medal upon clergy, religious and laity during a solemn celebration of evening prayer at the Cathedral of St. Francis of Assisi Nov. 28. In all, 93 persons from the diocese were presented with the prestigious award.
RAHWAY — On Dec. 7, Franklin School in Rahway held its annual Winter Concert. The Franklin School Band, Strings Orchestra, and Select Chorus performed Holiday Music Selections.
LINDEN – Police arrested an 18-year-old Rahway and a 16-year-old Roselle teen who were allegedly involved in an attempted auto theft on the 800 block on Bergen Avenue Monday night.
CAMDEN – A New Jersey man admitted Monday to conspiring to participate in a mortgage fraud scheme that caused lenders to release approximately $3 million based on fraudulent loan applications and conspiring to launder the proceeds of the fraud, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
NEPTUNE — Federal disaster assistance for Hurricane Irene damage in New Jersey topped $275 million through Dec. 12, the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced.
EDISON – Mayor Antonia Ricigliano, the Edison Council and the Edison Recreation Department want to come check out your house this Christmas; but only if it’s decorated for the holiday.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY — On Wednesday, Dec. 21, the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders, along with many Middlesex County homeless service providers and advocacy organizations, will partner to honor and memorialize all those have died homeless during 2011.
CLARK — Arthur L. Johnson High School is one of 367 public districts in the United States and Canada and one of only 21 high schools in New Jersey named to the National College Board’s prestigious Advanced Placement Honor Roll. The National College Board released this information last month.