MARTINSVILLE—Bill Reichle, a resident of Linden and boys’ varsity swimming head coach at the Pingry School in Martinsville, has received a national honor.
SOUTH AMBOY—Tom Reilly of South Amboy just completed his first semester at Rutgers University Piscataway/New Brunswick with a 4.0 GPA and was named to the dean’s list.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate passed a bill on Thursday that would let taxpayers claim deduction on their 2009 returns for donations made to Haiti earthquake relief efforts.
UNION COUNTY – County police will soon be linked with 10 other local law enforcement agencies through the New Jersey Data Exchange Program.
CRANFORD – Union County College will host a day of events in observation of Black History Month, including a lecture on freedom, soul food, and an African-American market, on Wednesday, Feb. 10.
TRENTON – Outgoing Gov. Jon Corzine rewarded dozens of Democratic aides and department heads by appointing them to various government boards and commissions and allowing them to bolster their public pensions, but future governors won’t have that option if Gov. Chris Christie gets his way.
CARTERET—Verizon’s multi-phase expansion of its West Carteret data center is near complete, Mayor Dan Reiman announced last week. The $15 million project will provide an additional 47,000 square feet of data storage accommodations, and will precede an additional expansion to the west of the site.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A Linden man accused of bringing illegal gambling proceeds to West Virginia in 2008 was denied bail and will remain in custody pending trial in the racketeering case.
RAHWAY—The Downfront Jazz series, a partnership of Arts Guild New Jersey and the Union County Performing Arts Center, presents the Claudio Roditi Quartet on Friday, Feb. 26, at 8 p.m. at performing arts center, 1601 Irving Street in Rahway.
WOODBRIDGE– Judy Krall-Russo, Historian, educator, speaker, and restaurant consultant, will present “Valentine’s Day Traditions: Flowers, Fans & Chocolate with a Touch of Champagne” at the Barron Arts Center on Thursday, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m.
RAHWAY—The Rahway Valley ‘Jerseyaires’ Barbershop Chorus will sponsor and host their 49th annual Novice Quartet Contest at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Roosevelt Elementary School, 811 St. Georges Avenue and Stanton Street in Rahway.
CLARK – The township’s Health Department will sponsor an H1N1 flu vaccination clinic for Clark seniors on Thursday, Feb. 18.
Consumers’ chronic pain at the pump is returning with gas prices 67 percent higher than a year ago and probably heading back toward $3 a gallon soon.