NEW YORK, N.Y. – The former chairman of an electrical contracting company was sentenced to three months in prison for bribing a corrupt union official.
PERTH AMBOY – St. John’s Church, 404 Division Street, Perth Amboy, is planning a Christmas bake sale.
SCOTCH PLAINS – Members of the Union Catholic High School Student Council collected 28 baskets of food and 28 turkeys from fellow students, faculty and staff during their annual Thanksgiving Food Drive.
UNION – Junior Jonathan Jones of Linden was named the Kean Athlete of the Week on Nov. 30, following a 2-1 week for the Cougars.
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Rahway’s Andre Neblett, a senior nose tackle for the Temple Owls, was named to the All-Mid-American Conference first team last week. He was one of a record eight players from the college to be so honored.
TRENTON—Law enforcement agencies throughout the state will conduct saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints during the upcoming holiday season as part of the “Over the Limit, Under Arrest” year-end, drunk driving crackdown, Division of Highway Traffic Safety Director Pam Fischer announced on Thursday.
WOODBRIDGE – Mayor John McCormac will officiate the annual tree lighting ceremony at The Barron Arts Center on Friday, Dec. 4, from 5-7 p.m. The event will also mark the opening of the arts center’s annual holiday exhibition of model trains.
CARTERET—The borough awards a $1.1 million construction contract for Industrial Highway improvements to Fai-Gon Electric of Piscataway, Mayor Dan Reiman announced this week. Construction is slated to begin by the end of 2009 and should be completed by the fall of 2010, the mayor said.
UNION COUNTY – Union County has begun posting a schedule of upcoming H1N1 flu vaccination clinics on the county website, www.ucnj.org. The public clinics are administered by the municipal health departments in Union County.
WOODBRIDGE– In the spirit of the season of giving, a Woodbridge second grader is organizing a holiday collection for Angel PAWS, a non-profit, all volunteer organization dedicated to helping stray and abandoned and homeless animals.
PERTH AMBOY—The Jewish Renaissance Foundation is still accepting applications for the Neighborhood Stabilization Program.
WESTFIELD—The Choral Art Society of New Jersey, Inc. announces its annual Messiah Sing will take place on Friday, Dec. 4, at 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 1 East Broad Street, Westfield.
NEW BRUNSWICK—Twenty participants graduated Dec. 1, from Middlesex County Drug Court, which held a ceremony in recognition of the dedication and hard work they exhibited to successfully complete an intensive probationary and drug treatment program.