CRANFORD – Students from Linden High School once again this year attended the annual prom of the Cerebral Palsy League’s Jardine Academy, held June 3. The Jardine students were thrilled to share this rite of passage with the young volunteers from Linden, according to Barry Bullis, Jardine’s principal.
TRENTON – The Assembly Education Committee has approved a bill that would require the design of all new public schools to follow industry recognized standards for green building practices.
EDISON — A pod for use by astronomy classes was recently installed at Middlesex County College, behind Main Hall. The pod contains a telescope that students will use in class, particularly in the evening. The pod is also linked to the classroom, so students can receive data remotely.
SCOTCH PLAINS – Union County’s next mobile paper-shredding event for personal documents will be available on Saturday, June 25, at the Union County Vo-Tech in Scotch Plains.
LINDEN — The Linden Retired Men’s Club celebrated the 150th anniversary of Linden’s incorporation with a luncheon for members and their guests on Flag Day, June 14.
CLARK — The Senior Citizens Club of Clark is planning a trip to the Royal Manor in Garfield on Wednesday, Oct. 5, for an “Oktoberfest” event.
ELIZABETH – An Elizabeth convenience store sold a winning Jersey Cash 5 ticket worth $483,834 last week, lottery officials said.
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BOUND BROOK — The Borough of Bound Brook will host the 2011 Riverfest celebration on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine, along Main Street in downtown Bound Brook. Produced by JC Promotions, this eighth annual community festival with free admission, which was renamed Riverfest last year, will offer festivities for the entire family.