COLUMBIA, S.C.—Army Pvt. Marcos M. Correa has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
CLARK—At the start, 2009 did not look like the most promising year for the real estate industry in Union County. For two very hard working agents however, it was a very good year.
EDISON—Bonnie Farrell of Fords, a plant biologist and the mother of Sara Reiss, a first grader at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison, took Joanne Jacobson’s first grade class on a nature walk on the school grounds to explain plant adaptations on Jan. 15.
RAHWAY—In Rahway, Franklin School’s fourth grade gifted and talented students are preparing to take part in the New Jersey State Bar Foundation Law Fair Competition.
TRENTON—New Jersey’s jobs situation remains bleak, with the state’s unemployment rate climbing to a 33-year high of 10.1 percent in December, according to statistics released today.
BOGOTA – Every Democrat in the Trenton statehouse earned an “F” on the Americans for Prosperity Final 2008-2009 Legislative Scorecard. The scorecard is an attempt to measure who is fiscally conservative and who is not, allowing voters to contrast legislators’ rhetoric with reality.
RAHWAY – A TD Bank branch on St. Georges Avenue in Rahway was robbed last Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 13, at approximately 4:50 p.m., according to police. No one was injured during the robbery.
STATE—Nominations are now being accepted in the search for America’s Outstanding Oldest Worker. The search is part of a national effort to raise awareness about the contributions older individuals make in today’s workplace and to break down barriers often associated with their employment.
ELIZABETH—On Jan. 21, at the Elizabeth Board of Education meeting, Superintendent of Schools Pablo Muñoz will present a resolution to the Elizabeth Board of Education members in recognition of the nationally observed School Board Recognition Month.
The cervix is the lower, narrow opening of the uterus. It is covered by a thin layer of cells that are continually growing and being replaced. Certain factors, such as an infection with human papillomavirus (HPV), can cause cervical cells to begin to grow abnormally. These abnormal cells often go away without treatment, but in some women they will continue to grow and eventually turn into cancer.
ELIZABETH—The Consulate General of Portugal, Maria Amelia Paiva, will pay a special visit to Monsignor João S. Antão School No. 31 in Elizabeth, on Thursday.
WESTFIELD—CONTACT We Care, Inc., a 24-hour caring and crisis hotline, will begin a comprehensive 36-hour volunteer training class on Wednesday, Feb. 17, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 170 Elm Street in Westfield. The class will meet weekly until mid-May.
RAHWAY—LaFayette Lodge #27 F&AM of Rahway held their annual charity night Jan. 8. The lodge continued their tradition of giving monetary donations to several local groups.