LINDEN—Hundreds of progressive voters rallied Saturday around candidates running on the Column B Democrats for Change slate, as Councilman Derek Armstead kicked off his campaign for Mayor with former Councilman James Moore running for Council President.
RAHWAY—Freeholder Richard ‘Rick’ Proctor is running to succeed Mayor James Kennedy in the hope that he may continue moving the city in the direction started 20 years ago in response to economic conditions that developed in the 1970s and continued through the following decade.
UNION COUNTY — A citizen’s group severely criticized the “outrageous waste and patronage” in the Union County Sheriff’s Department in a report on the 2010 county budget.
ROSELLE—The Rev. James Moore and Samantha Dow have a message for Roselle voters: we know taxes are way too high and we’re going to do something about it.
LINDEN – City officials are accusing each other of playing politics with government jobs.
CRANFORD – Union County College today announced that Dr. Margaret McMenamin has been named its new president. She will take office prior to the start of the fall semester.
RAHWAY—Rahway residents Joseph Rotondo, Anne Nelson and Art Shmukler, and Clark resident Lillian Buehler were honored for serving more than 10,000 hours as volunteers at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway.
EAST BRUNSWICK – East Brunswick Education Foundation recently received a $2,500 grant from The Provident Bank Foundation. The organization raises money to award grants at various levels for instructional projects designed to have a positive impact on learning in the East Brunswick Public School district.
ELIZABETH – United Way of Greater Union County (UWGUC) has officially launched the Nurse-Family Partnership Program (NFP) for Union County, with partner agency and direct service provider Holy Redeemer Home Care.
Memories from Thomas Saboy: “Hot Rodding started after World War II (late 40s) and came alive in the 1950s.
UNION – Junior attack Amanda South scored a game-high six goals to lead the Kean University women’s lacrosse team to a 18-12 win over College of Mount Saint Vincent in the Skyline Conference quarterfinals on Tuesday evening.
ELIZABETH—They were all thumbs – green thumbs that is at Elizabeth Public Schools’ Ronald Reagan Academy School No. 30. On Earth Day, Luann Breese’s fourth and fifth grade classes headed to the school garden to plant peas, broccoli, marigolds and so much more.
NEWARK—The stars will shine brightly as 15 New Jersey legends are celebrated at the third annual New Jersey Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony to be held on Sunday, May 2 at NJPAC in Newark. Governor Chris Christie and First Lady Mary Pat Christie are co-chairs of the event, which has become New Jersey’s version of the Academy Awards.