WOODBRIDGE—Mayor John E. McCormac announced the kick-off of Woodbridge Township’s 2009 “Season of Giving” holiday food drive last week.
EDISON—Sustainable Jersey representatives announced that Edison Township has met the rigorous requirements to achieve Sustainable Jersey Certification. Edison is one of 28 towns out of hundreds that applied for the environmentally-friendly certification.
PERTH AMBOY – After numerous complaints, New Jersey Transit is finally moving forward with plans to make the Perth Amboy train station handicapped accessible.
SAYREVILLE – Police arrested a Sayreville man and an Atlantic Highlands woman and charged them with breaking into five Sayreville homes over a two month period.
RAHWAY—On Monday, Nov. 17, as part of National Education Week, Rahway High School students from Mark Cantagallo’s African-American Studies class gave multimedia presentations of the history of slave revolts in the United States and abroad.
CLARK—The St. Agnes School Pre-K 4 classes recently visited Battleview Orchards in Freehold for a day of apple and pumpkin picking.
RAHWAY—The Student Government Association of Rahway High School, under the leadership of history teachers Donna Gerardo and Stephen Radler, held its annual Powder Puff girls football game on Thursday, Nov. 19.
SCOTCH PLAINS—Assemblywoman Linda Stender welcomes area residents to join the fight against hunger by donating non-perishable foods to the Community Food Bank of New Jersey this holiday season.
ELIZABETH – Trinitas Regional Medical Center agreed to pay $3.02 million plus interest to settle claims that it defrauded Medicare, though the hospital “emphatically denies” any wrongdoing.
RAHWAY – New Jersey artist Lloyd Garrison has made himself a part of the Christmas tradition for many Rahway residents. His unique Christmas cards capture local holiday memories.
ELIZABETH—Students at Benedictine Academy in Elizabeth began collecting food on Nov. 17 to donate to the Elizabeth Coalition for the Homeless. Young women at the all-female Catholic college prep high school were hoping to gather plenty of food items to donate in time for Thanksgiving.
WESTFIELD—CONTACT We Care, the 24-hour caring and crisis hotline serving New Jersey, celebrated 34 years of soothing souls and saving lives, and raised more than $64,000 for the hotline at its Gala 2009 fundraiser on Oct. 29 at the Primavera Regency in Stirling.
SUMMIT—The New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra (NJIO) will hold its free Young People’s Concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 22 at Oak Knoll School, 44 Blackburn Road, in Summit.