EDISON—Nia Allen-Lee of Parlin, a senior at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison, worked with fifth graders on Nov. 24 to launch a letter-writing and photo campaign established by Massachusetts Senator John Kerry for U.S. troops overseas.
I’ve said in the past that red light cameras are a mistake, and I’m disappointed that three municipalities in the state [Newark, Brick and East Brunswick] are moving forward with the program. Simply put, these cameras are nothing more than a money-grab for municipalities, and will result in more traffic accidents than if we did nothing at all.
RAHWAY—On the evening of Sunday, Dec. 20, Morning Star Community Christian will hold their eighth annual Christmas concert, “Christmas With the Stars,” at the Union County Performing Arts Center at 1601 Irving Street in Rahway.
NEW ORLEANS, La.— This past week, an assortment of 80 youth, Groundwork Executive Directors, National Park Service staff, and youth Green Team leaders voyaged to New Orleans, Louisiana, to tour the city, explore nature, work a service project, and to share experiences in their hometowns as the Groundwork program continues to grow across the country.
EDISON – The United State Marine Corps Reserve will collect new, unwrapped toys for the Toys For Tots program every Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 20 at the Santa Court in the Nordstrom Wing of Menlo Park Mall.
ELIZABETH—In order to help prevent the spread of the flu to patients and staff, Trinitas Regional Medical Center announced recently that it is restricting visitors to adults who are age 18 and older and those who do not have flu symptoms.
If you were to look into my soul, at least two-thirds of it would probably look a lot like walking through the front door of ‘Turnabout’ records in Garwood. This place is that cool.
New Jersey soldiers serving overseas send Thanksgiving greetings to friends and family members back home.
RAHWAY—Madison Elementary School in Rahway held their annual Thanksgiving play and dinner on Friday, Nov. 20.
UTICA, N.Y.—Just 14% of Americans have plans to go shopping on “Black Friday”, while 26% say they will be looking for great deals online, a new Zogby Interactive survey shows. Another 13% are still debating whether to brave the crowds in search of holiday deals the day after Thanksgiving and more than half (58%) said they don’t plan on shopping in stores or online.
LINDEN—First grade students from Linden School No.2 celebrated the “First Thanksgiving.” The students learned the meaning of teamwork as they made pumpkin bread together, just like the native Americans worked together with the pilgrims.
RAHWAY—Rahway’s Franklin School Pre-K students in Kathy Harris’ and Jackie Gallo’s classes celebrated Thanksgiving together with a special meal of homemade vegetable soup, cornbread and pumpkin pie.
UNION COUNTY—While the weather has been unstable, the cold and snow of winter are just around the corner. While The Salvation Army is hard at work meeting the needs of the people all year long, the organization’s greatest visibility is during the Thanksgiving/Christmas season.