RAHWAY — In honor of National Dental Month, second grade students at Franklin School in Rahway entered a poster contest, “Things that Make Me Smile”. Students drew pictures about things that make them smile. The winners received a certificate and a T-shirt.
RAHWAY — Rahway Middle School students recently explored African traditions. Among them was the importance of oral language. Mrs. Garay’s eighth grade reading strategies classes analyzed the African Praise poem “Izibongo”.
CRANFORD –Union County College offers the new courses real estate agents need to complete the 12.5 hours of continuing education courses required for licensure by 2013. This is a new requirement for all real estate agents who are looking to renew their licenses in 2013 and the courses must be offered by an approved state provider.
RAHWAY — On March 9th, 10th, and11th, Rahway Middle School’s Drama Club presented Disney’s Aladdin Jr. Auditions for the production took place in the fall. From there, over 55 students in grades sixth, seventh, and eighth were chosen to become part of this ensemble.
TRENTON – An engineer who oversaw construction projects for three school districts was sentenced to state prison today for taking thousands of dollars in kickbacks on contracts he recommended that involved rigged bids and fraudulently inflated costs, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced.
WESTFIELD — Union County Freeholder Vernell Wright (R) listens as Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi (L) speaks with Sue and Raymond Vincent of Clark about passport applications during national “Passport Day in the USA” on March 10 at the County Clerk’s Westfield Office.
EDISON — About 1,100 middle and high school students came to Middlesex County College on March 13 to participate in the State Finals of the Science Olympiad. They took part in dozens of competitions designed to test their abilities in science.
TRENTON – A bill which would create an alternative method of endorsing teachers in specific subject areas in order to address shortages was approved by the state Senate on Thursday by a vote of 36-0, receiving final legislative approval.
RAHWAY — Winner of the Frinna Awerbuch International Piano Competition and the Pro-Piano Recital Series Audition, Sachiko Kato will premiere selections from her new CD, J.S. Bach Goldberg Variations, being released this summer by Centaur, on Saturday at in Rahway.