ELIZABETH — A South Jersey congressman encouraged federal education auditors to pursue a witch hunt against the Elizabeth school board that Mayor Chris Bollwage could exploit for political purposes.
LINDEN — Moments after Mayor Richard Gerbounka, Council President James Moore and others were sworn into the offices to which they were elected in November with a clear mandate for change, status quo advocates effectively seized control of the city.
CLARK — Arthur L. Johnson Sophomore Joseph Bonaccorso was recognized by the Clark Township Board of Education for his altruistic endeavors and honors at the Board of Education’s Showcase of Success on Jan. 11.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Leonard Lance (R-NJ-7) has been appointed to the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
Blood Drive • Jan. 15 from 12:30 –6:30 p.m. and Jan. 16 from 11:30 a.m. –5:30 p.m. – Jersey Gardens Outlet Mall, 651 Kapkowski Rd., Elizabeth, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566
SCOTCH PLAINS — Community members are invited to a discussion of the book, “Three Cups of Tea,” by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin, at 1 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 31, at Willow Grove Church in Scotch Plains.
RAHWAY — Arts Guild New Jersey will present a screening of animated short films on Jan. 15, 2011, at 8 p.m. The screening will be held at 1670 Irving Street in Rahway.
RAHWAY – City Hall will remain open until 7 p.m. on the second Monday of each month, beginning Feb. 14.
SAYREVILLE-These memories are from former Morgan resident, Verne James: “I have to say this topic was certainly a highlight for those of us fortunate enough to have grown up in Morgan during the 1960s and early 1970s.