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.”
UNION – Senior southpaw Nick Cesare (South Plainfield) went the distance as Kean used the longball to defeat FDU College at Florham, 11-2, Tuesday afternoon in a misty Jim Hynes Stadium.
LINDEN – Someone shot at a car stopped at a red traffic light on North Stiles Street and West St. Georges Avenue on Saturday night, Linden police said.
SCOTCH PLAINS – Union Catholic Senior DJ Thornton has signed a letter of intent with the University of Notre Dame track and field team. Thornton will compete as a middle distance runner.
LINDEN – A 51-year-old resident of Ercama Street was the victim of a Friday afternoon burglary, Linden police said.
LINDEN – Two men stole five cameras worth $1,740 from Staples on Saturday morning, Linden police said.
TRENTON—After spending most of the day hammering out the details, the state Assembly approved three bills reforming New Jersey’s pension and health benefits system on Monday. Gov. Chris Christie signed the bills into law Monday night.
LINDEN—The City of Linden is now offering low-income seniors who own and reside in their home a grant of up to $5,000 to do repairs to their homes, Mayor Richard Gerbounka announced.
STATE—New Jerseyans have a solidly favorable view of Atlantic City as a gambling destination, rating it nearly as well as Las Vegas, according to the most recent poll by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind™.