CARTERET–The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has awarded approved a $4.9 million grant to Carteret towards remediation efforts in the Chrome Brownfield Development Area, Mayor Dan Reiman and Councilman Jorge Diaz announced.
ELIZABETH – Public school officials hope that a new law which requires municipalities to report gang activity to the state police will help improve public safety.
ELIZABETH– Twenty first-time mothers enrolled in the Union County Nurse-Family Partnership program, a joint initiative between United Way of Greater Union County (UWGUC) and Holy Redeemer Health Care, gathered at The Cavalier Restaurant in Roselle to share in a Holiday Wishes Baby Shower.
MOUNTAINSIDE – Three new members will be inducted into the Union County Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday, Feb. 13.
RAHWAY – The Rahway Police Athletic League has opened registration for the 2011 baseball and softball season. The program is open to boys ages 5-15 and girls ages 5-16, with t-ball for the youngest children.
EDISON – The Community Campus Edison Branch YMCA is offering free one-month memberships to Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey members.
AIDS Forum • Jan. 8 from 4-6 p.m. — Morning Star Community Christian Center, 1009 Chandler Ave., Linden, will host an AIDS forum “My People Perish for Lack of Knowledge” – Women and HIV/AIDS. Info: 1-908-925-7979 Ext. 6
UNION — Salem Roadhouse Cafe will host local folk legend Spook Handy for its first show of the 2011 season.
MANCHESTER, N.H. – Southern New Hampshire University men’s basketball junior Tory Stapleton of Rahway was named to the Northeast-10 Conference Weekly Honor Roll on Monday.