CARTERET—Mayor Dan Reiman has announced that the Children’s Charity Trust Fund will be accepting monetary donations to assist with relief efforts in Haiti, where a catastrophic magnitude 7.0 earthquake devastated Port-au-Prince, killing at least 50,000 and affecting approximately 3 million others.
Frigid weather can pose special risks to older adults. The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health, has some advice for helping older people avoid hypothermia—when the body gets too cold—during cold weather.
RAHWAY—The city will celebrate Black History Month with the opening reception on Thursday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m., at EDGE Galleries, 1571 Milton Avenue across from the Rahway YMCA.
EDISON—On Monday, Jan. 11, Christine Cerminaro of Scotch Plains, the Middle School mathematics teacher at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison, revealed the names of the eighth grade students who won the AMC 8 (American Mathematics Competition).
ELIZABETH—Men and women who enjoy the game of softball can earn extra money in their spare time by becoming certified Amateur Softball Association softball umpires.
RAHWAY—Linda Brenner recently completed her internship with the Kean University Professional Development School at Roosevelt School in Rahway.
CARTERET—Mayor Dan Reiman joined Gary Richard, President and C.E.O. of P.C. Richard & Son, in announcing that the electronics retailer’s Carteret warehouse doors will be opened to the public from Jan. 21 through the 26, from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
RAHWAY—Pre-kindergarten students at Franklin School learned about animals in the winter by reading stories, reciting poetry, and singing songs.
WOODBRIDGE—The Prodigal Foundation Inc. will host a pancake breakfast and bake sale on Sunday, Feb. 14, from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Woodbridge Elks, 665 Rahway Avenue, Woodbridge.
GREAT LAKES, Ill.—Navy Seaman Apprentice Kevin C. Uszenski, son of June E. and Kevin F. Uszenski of Woodbridge, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
RALEIGH, N.C.—Love those old detective stories and film noir with the likes of Humphrey Bogart, Sidney Greenstreet and Peter Lorre? Well now you can star in a personalized detective novel, the second in a series from writer Geno Vincenzo and YourNovel.com.
NEWARK – Wayne Puff, the ringleader of a massive Ponzi scheme which defrauded hundreds of investors and mortgage lenders of more than $100 million through a purported real estate investment business, was sentenced to 216 months in federal prison yesterday, First Assistant U.S. Attorney Ralph J. Marra, Jr., announced.
ROSELLE PARK—A 20-year-old substitute teacher at Roselle Park High School was arrested last night after authorities learned that he allegedly had sexual relations with a student, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow said.