LINDEN—John Brek, 55 of Linden, has been charged by state authorities with making threats against President Obama, receiving stolen property, and possession of hollow point bullets, but he may also face criminal complaints in federal court.
NEW BRUNSWICK—A 30-year-old man died after apparently being shot in New Brunswick early Friday morning.
CLARK—The Clark chapter of Unico held its third annual Italian American Feast during the three-day Columbus Day weekend. The feast offered Clark area residents the chance to their favorite Italian foods, rides, games, novelty vendors, entertainment, raffles and so much more.
RAHWAY—Rahway Middle School students in Ms. Rodriguez’s Spanish classes celebrated World Day on Writing.
CLARK—Clark Recreation has teamed up with Central Jersey Skate shop in Edison to introduce a fall skateboard program. This clinic ran for two Saturdays at the new Esposito Skateboard Park on Madison Hill Road.
CLARK—Senior Jessica Rusin is the recipient of Arthur L. Johnson High School’s Crusader Award for October.
PERTH AMBOY-In 1937, New Raritan Bar and Grill and Nite Club at 375-377 State St. featured Vaudeville Headliners in a Gala Halloween Show. There was smooth dancing and rapid-fire entertainment.
CAMDEN—New Jersey City University sophomore midfielder KATLIN VARGO (Edison, NJ/Union Catholic) netted her 12th goal of the year, and the Gothic Knights outshot the host Scarlet Raptors, 19-6, en route to a 1-0 victory over Rutgers University-Camden on Saturday.
RAHWAY—Madison Elementary School recently held their annual clothing drive to help families in need in the Rahway community. The surplus is given to homeless shelters in the Union County area. Pictured packing coats are students Courtney Clarke, Leilani Torres, Rebecca…
UNION – The weather was no match for the more than 50 Kean University students who walked to raise awareness of autism spectrum disorder during the annual Walk Now for Autism Speaks event on Oct. 18, at Nomehegan Park in Cranford.
UNION – Three teams of undergraduate students from Kean University’s Department of Computer Science participated in the annual Association for Computer Machinery Greater New York Regional Collegiate Programming Contest at Hofstra University on Oct. 18. More than 50 teams from the area participated in the regional contest.
College costs have become an enormous outlay for families, and the price tag seems to rise by larger amounts every year. According to the College Board, tuition and fees at private four-year colleges jumped 5.9 percent last year and rose 6.4 percent at public four-year colleges. Many families rely on financial aid to help them cover some or all of their higher education costs.
RAHWAY—The Blue and Gold Club at Franklin School in Rahway raised $323 for the Heavenly Hats Foundation, an organization that collects and distributes brand new hats of all kinds to those patients of all ages who lose their hair due to the treatment of cancer or other medical conditions which cause hair loss.