ELIZABETH – Community Access Unlimited (CAU), on behalf of its members with disabilities who live throughout Union County, applauded the recent signing of Rosa’s Law by President Obama, officially eliminating the terms “mental retardation” and “mentally retarded” from federal education, health and labor laws.
TRENTON– Legislation to tighten requirements for serving on boards of education was approved by the Senate Education Committee Thursday. The bill (A-444/S-295), which passed the Assembly unanimously in June, now heads to the full Senate for final legislative approval.
TRENTON – Two bills intended to make it easier for consumers and businesses to pay utility bills electronically continue advancing toward law.
LINDEN – Last Wednesday, police arrested an 18-year-old Linden man who was allegedly carrying a gun in front of a Roselle Street deli that had previously been robbed several times, authorities said.
TRENTON—Antoine Dobson, a Deputy U.S. Marshal from Irvington, was sentenced last week to 45 months in prison for giving his off-duty firearm to a friend who was a convicted felon and lying under oath, United States Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
CLARK – Mother Seton Regional High School will hold an informal open house on Tuesday, Nov. 2, from 7:30-9:30 p.m. for all fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth grade girls and their parents.
WASHINGTON, D.C.–On Friday, Oct. 22, over 70 environmentally concerned youth from Elizabeth and other urban communities in the continental U.S. will join together at a Youth Service project at Kenilworth Park, in the Anacostia neighborhood of Washington D.C.
RAHWAY – By the end of 2010, it is estimated that in Union County alone, 53 people are diagnosed each week with cancer, totaling 2,756 individuals annually, right here in our own community. This staggering figure was seen as a call to action by a group of friends who call themselves “Kiss Away Cancer”.
NEW BRUNSWICK—In 2010-2011, the State Theatre brings orchestras from around the world to the New Brunswick stage. Kicking off the classical series is the BBC Concert Orchestra (11/7/10), featuring Maestro Keith Lockhart, best known as the conductor for the Boston Pops.
EDISON — The Wardlaw-Hartridge School’s Girls’ Varsity Soccer team showed its support for breast cancer awareness on Friday, October 8, by wearing pink t-shirts with their uniforms and playing with a soccer ball embellished with a pink ribbon during their game against Dunellen High School.
WOODBRIDGE – The Woodbridge Township Department of Health & Human Services has scheduled a flu and pneumonia vaccine clinic for Tuesday, Oct. 19, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Woodbridge Health Center, 2 George Frederick Plaza.
NEWARK—International piano virtuoso Yefim Bronfman returns to New Jersey Symphony Orchestra stages from Nov. 5–7, when he will perform Brahms’ First Piano Concerto with the Orchestra, under the baton of Music Director Jacques Lacombe.
UNION — The Union Public Library continues its special Halloween programming on Tuesday evening, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m. with a presentation on “The Shadow,” the mysterious anti-hero of crime thrillers on the radio, in the movies, and in pulp fiction.