RAHWAY—Rahway High School students enrolled in Mark Cantagallo’s American History II class were recently given a lesson on swing dancing, one of the important cultural elements of life in America during the 1940s.
RAHWAY—Sixth grade students at Rahway Middle School acted as archaeologists for the day.
ROSELLE PARK – Ibtisam Ali, a computer science major at Kean University and a resident of Roselle Park, recently was awarded the 2009 Tri-State Arab American Association of Engineers and Architects (AAAEA) Scholarship. Ali received the scholarship during an AAAEA awards dinner in Fort Lee, N.J., on October 17.
ELIZABETH-Here are some winter memories from William Frolich: “None of us have actual memories of the famous blizzard of 1888, but we have heard of it from our grandparents. We have heard that in the center of Elizabeth a train of the Central Railroad was stalled for two days at the Broad Street station, blocking the intersection that is now known as the Elizabeth Arches.
KENILWORTH—The Joseph Nugent Sr. Association of Union County will hold its 76th annual dance on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 8 p.m. until midnight at the Kenilworth Veterans Center located at 33 South 21st Street in Kenithworth.
NEWARK – As temperatures begin to cool, energy-saving programs and incentives from the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) and New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program TM can help New Jersey residents stay warm and comfortable while reducing their energy costs this winter.
JERSEY CITY—Senior Night is always a special occasion for those graduating players and their teammates. But on Senior Night 2009, New Jersey City University’s lone four-year women’s volleyball had the match of her life.
LINDEN – The Linden Free Public Library is sponsoring a food drive in cooperation with other Union County libraries.
MONTCLAIR—New Jersey City University was hoping to complete its worst-to-a-berth story, but the Montclair State University Red Hawks edged the Gothic Knights, 2-1, in the final New Jersey Athletic Conference game of the 2009 regular season.
ELIZABETH—Sr. Marion Scranton, SC, Director of Community Initiatives, at Trinitas Regional Medical Center, is convinced that the medical center’s fifth annual Thanksgiving food drive is poised to exceed the number of families served in 2008.
EDISON—An 11-week class at Middlesex County College called “Electronics for Green Jobs” held a graduation ceremony October 27.
UNION—A $12,000 grant secured through the National Weather Service is helping Kean University students learn more about the impact of thunderstorms.
MOUNTAINSIDE — People can now weatherize their homes and be rewarded for their efforts. According to the Internal Revenue Service, homeowners making energy-saving improvements this fall can cut their winter heating bills and lower their 2009 tax bill as well.