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.
ELIZABETH—A Roselle man who was acquitted on a murder charge earlier this year was arrested on Monday evening and charged with attempted murder, said Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow.
LINDEN—A Linden man who works as a karate instructor was arrested over the weekend and charged with aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault and witness tampering, after an investigation revealed he was having a sexual relationship with a now 14-year-old girl, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow said.
PERTH AMBOY – Police arrested a South Amboy motorist who was charged with vehicular homicide after striking a pedestrian Tuesday morning on Route 35 in Perth Amboy, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Perth Amboy Deputy Chief E.J. McDonald.