LINDEN—A $3 million cut in state aid should end discussion on whether to keep on the city payroll a part-time lawyer who costs taxpayer $100,000 a year, according to Councilman Derek Armstead.
ELIZABETH—A councilman who invited voters to attend several ‘town meetings’ within weeks of his attempt to win re-election in the June 8 Democratic primary is being criticized for campaigning with city funds.
NEW BRUNSWICK– VSA arts of New Jersey, a nonprofit statewide organization that provides arts opportunities for people with disabilities, will honor the recipients of the 2010 Arts Achievement Awards and the 5th Annual Dare to Imagine Awards on Saturday, April 17, at 2 p.m. at the Linwood Middle School in North Brunswick.
RAHWAY—Blogs? Online forums? What are they all about? Just ask any of the students in the eighth grade computer class at Rahway High School. As part of an initiative to create 21st Century Learners, students participate in a blog.
UNION– Kean University recently received the Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation Community Seed Grant in support of Project Excel, an ongoing initiative that assists students with learning disabilities. The program is a perfect fit for the Foundation and its mission, which develops, supports and advocates programs that enrich the lives of those with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
ROSELLE PARK – “Paintings – A 60 Year Retrospective” a solo exhibit of oil paintings by Roselle Park resident, Gloria Commerato, is on display at the Casano Community Center Art Gallery through April 16. There will be a reception to meet the artist on Friday, March 26, from 11 a.m. – noon.
CLARK – As part of a cub scout’s achievement badge requirements, scouts need to learn about “Cooking and Eating.” What better place to learn that then one of their favorite fast food restaurants, Burger King!
RAHWAY—Grover Cleveland School third graders in Rahway are participating in the Dancing for Your Health Program provided by Horizon NJ Health.
LINDEN—David Tibbs, a student at Sts. Mary and Elizabeth Academy in Linden, displays the second place ribbon he won for his moving rendition of Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech at the Declamation Competition held by the Union County Catholic League of Forensics on Feb. 22.
RAHWAY—Third grade students at Grover Cleveland in Rahway are studying the human body for their science unit. The first lesson is about bones.
RAHWAY—After reading a story about a character who has food stolen out of his lunchbox each day, students in fifth grade at Grover Cleveland School designed their own burglar alarms and motion detectors with electrical circuits, sirens and flashing lights.
ELIZABETH—Four young women, all students at Benedictine Academy in Elizabeth, have earned recognition for their academic and all-around achievements at the all-female, Catholic college-prep high school.
LINDEN—The Linden 2010 Indoor Soccer League finished up their season, and the winners are the “GIANTS.”