Hospital Foundation Awards $125,000 to United Way

ELIZABETH – United Way of Greater Union County announced last week that it has been awarded $125,000 to support their network of Family Success Centers by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). The grant is designed to help the centers provide emergency assistance to families in need.

Franklin School Held Winter Concert

RAHWAY — Franklin Elementary School in Rahway recently held their annual Winter Concert. Performances included the Franklin School Band, Franklin School Strings Orchestra, Select Chorus, a piano solo by Dominick DePaz as well as a musical play titled, “A Rainbow Christmas” performed by the second grade.

Kean Women Handle Messiah, 73-64

GRANTHAM, Pa. – The Kean University women’s basketball team scored the game’s first nine points and never looked back as the Cougars defeated host Messiah College, 73-64, in non-conference action on Saturday afternoon.

PTA Holds Holiday Read-Along

LINDEN — The Linden School No. 9 PTA held its fifth annual Barnes and Noble Read-A- Long. This one of the many initiatives of the PTA to promote reading and made it fun for the children to read in a different environment.

Perez Reports For Duty

EAST MEADOW, N.Y. — Navy Petty Officer 1st Class William Perez, son of Olga I. Gomez of Elizabeth, recently reported for duty at Navy Recruiting District New York, East Meadow, N. Y.

The Beginning of the End for Obamacare?

One of the key provisions of the Obama administration’s healthcare law has been struck down as unconstitutional by Federal District Court Judge Henry E. Hudson. The decision is the culmination of a lawsuit brought by the Commonwealth of Virginia against Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

State Official Warns Of Winter Health Hazards

TRENTON–Winter is coming soon, and that means snow, frozen ponds and wind chills hovering around zero. Before spending anytime outdoors in these conditions, the NJ Department of Health and Senior Services urges everyone to properly prepare themselves for the cold weather and be alert to hypothermia and frostbite – two common winter health hazards.

Wolfe: Re-Running Film Tax Credit Is Premature Without Objective Evidence

TRENTON — The Legislature should wait until a report studying the effectiveness of New Jersey’s defunct tax credits for movie companies is completed before resuscitating the program, Assemblyman David W. Wolfe, said Thursday.