I learned that Mitt Romney had won the Nebraska Republican presidential primary last week via a “Breaking News” e-mail alert from POLITICO. It wasn’t the news from the Cornhusker state, however, that caught my eye. I
STATE — Average retail gasoline prices in New Jersey have fallen 5.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.57 per gallon yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.8 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.70 per gallon, according to gasoline price website NewJerseyGasPrices.com.
WESTFIELD – Veterans and active duty military personnel are reminded to take part in Union County’s Veterans Job Fair and Resource Event on Wednesday, May 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the National Guard Armory at 500 Rahway Avenue in Westfield.
UNION – An eyewitness account of the Battle of Fredericksburg is vividly described by young Pvt. John P. Hamilton in a letter to his mother in New Brunswick. Union County Clerk, author and historian Joanne Rajoppi, who discovered this letter and 90 others, will speak at a public program presented by the Union County Section, National Council of Jewish Women and the YM-YWHA of Union County on Tuesday, May 22.
CLARK — Jenna Stafford’s second grade class at Valley Road School in Clark received a grant from the Clark Education Fund enabling the purchase of terrariums. The students have been studying living organisms in science. Obtaining terrariums for the classroom has allowed the second graders to explore different environments that plants live in, and learn about the needs of plants.