Fireman Visits Franklin Students

RAHWAY — The pre-kindergarten students in Kathleen Harris’ class at Franklin Elementary School in Rahway enjoyed interacting with a fireman dressed in full firefighting gear during a recent visit. The children learned about fire prevention and safety during Fire Safety Month.

More Than Meets The Eye

CLARK — Mrs. Halleck’s fourth grade science students from St. John the Apostle School in Clark are seen working on a project using their eyes, a magnifying glass, and a microscope.

Benedictine Academy Students Join Honor Society

ELIZABETH — Three members of the Class of 2011 at Benedictine Academy, Emilie Burke of Colonia (far left), and, Megan Hely of Union and Chelsea Odufu of Newark (second and third from right, respectively), were inducted into the school’s National Honor Society chapter on Oct. 25.

Yllanes Reports For Duty

MAYPORT, Fla. — Navy Chief Petty Officer Javier Yllanes, son of Corina and Javier M. Yllanes of Perth Amboy, recently reported for duty aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Roosevelt, homeported in Mayport, Fla.

Students Celebrate School’s Namesake

RAHWAY — After learning about the achievements of their school’s namesake, the fifth grade students in Deborah Prakapas’ class at Roosevelt School in Rahway wrote persuasive letters explaining why Theodore Roosevelt deserved the honor of being sculpted on Mount Rushmore.

Local Educator Wins Award

RAHWAY– Dr. Carlo Parravano, Executive Director of the Merck Institute for Science Education (MISE), has been named Educator of the Year by the Research & Development Council of New Jersey, an organization dedicated to supporting the advancement of research and development in New Jersey.

U.S. Covert War Provokes Terrorism in Yemen

The U.S. government and mainstream media continue to play dumb about threats to Americans from the Muslim world. After two Chicago-bound packages of explosive materials originating in Yemen were found in England and Dubai, White House homeland security and counterterrorism advisor John Brennan said, “We are trying to understand who is behind it….”