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.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY—Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Freeholder Mildred S. Scott announced plans to purchase electronic fingerprint-recording and verification equipment for five police departments in the county.
ELIZABETH—Clifton Hall, who was awaiting trial on a 1985 Plainfield double homicide, died in jail late Friday evening, according to Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow. Hall had been ill and was diagnosed with kidney failure prior to his death.
STATE—Health and Senior Services Commissioner Heather Howard announced yesterday that due to limited seasonal flu vaccine availability, New Jersey will suspend, for this school year, the mandatory requirement for children six months through 59 months of age attending any child-care center or preschool facility to receive at least one dose of influenza vaccine.
NEWARK— Whether you’re traveling over the river or through the woods, NJ Transit is gearing up to ensure that your travel plans go smoothly over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
LINDEN—The John T. Gregorio Recreation Center is seeking volunteers to assist with the 2010 Income Tax Program.