AVENEL – Woodbridge attorney and civic leader John A. “Jack” Hila Sr., died suddenly on Monday, Dec. 27, at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Rahway.
CRANFORD – Last month, Santa made his annual delivery of toys donated by the students of the Orange Avenue School in Cranford to the young children and students of the Cerebral Palsy League (CPL), also in Cranford.
CLARK – The students at Frank K. Hehnly Elementary School in Clark recently enjoyed a day with the National Circus Project. The students participated in various circus-themed activities throughout the day. The hands-on workshops were a fun mix of physical education and cultural arts programs.
CLARK – In the spirit of the holidays, second grade students at Frank K. Hehnly Elementary School in Clark donated their class gift money to 16-year old Clark resident, Eryka Underwood, who was severely burned in an accident on Nov. 2, 2010.
Technology is often accused of turning people into couch potatoes. There’s no question that far too many folks spend far too much time in front of computers, TVs and video games – and not enough time outdoors getting fresh air and exercise.
TRENTON –A con man who eluded authorities for 13 years before his arrest last June in Las Vegas pleaded guilty today to conspiring with a business partner to defraud investors in New Jersey of more than $1 million in the early 1990s, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced.
ELIZABETH – From Jan. 31 to Feb. 18, Union County College will be offer a free job training course in the restaurant industry to adult residents of the City of Elizabeth. This career-training course is for those who have a passion for food and who enjoy serving customers. Participants can also earn a nationally recognized certificate in Servsafe Alcohol Training.
Here’s to a good year to all the readers! I am hoping to hear from readers from all around Middlesex and Union counties with you own memories or past material from the area to share.
PERTH AMBOY — For the month of January, the Perth Amboy Free Public Library will collect canned goods in exchange for library fees. Items will be donated to the Middlesex County Emergency Food Network Pantry (M.C.F.O.O.D.S.).