PLAINFIELD — Joe Black wasn’t just a baseball pioneer. While playing with the Brooklyn Dodgers, where he roomed with Jackie Robinson, he did become the first African-American pitcher to win a World Series game and was named the National League’s Rookie of the Year in 1952.
BERKELEY HEIGHTS — Cellist Sophia Bacelar of Martinsville won first place and violinist Alex Wang of Scotch Plains took second place in the New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra’s 2010 Young Artists Concerto Competition.
RAHWAY — On Friday, Sept. 17, Rahway High School held its first pep rally of the year. The event, organized by physical education teacher and cheerleading coach Maria Capriglione, generated school spirit in support of fall athletics and brought together students and athletes from across all grade levels.
STATE — Charles Centinaro, director of the New Jersey Office of Attorney Ethics (OAE), has announced the appointment of 146 attorneys and other citizens to the state’s 18 District Ethics Committees. These committees investigate and prosecute ethics cases involving New Jersey attorneys.
LINDEN — New Jersey Blood Services sponsored a blood drive on Monday, Aug. 30 at the Linden Free Public Library. Another blood drive is scheduled for Jan. 4.
FORT KNOX, Ky. — John-Patrick F. Lynch has graduated from the Army ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) Leader’s Training Course at Fort Knox, Ky.
STATE – The Sierra Club of New Jersey has come out against the potential sale and privatization of NJN, New Jersey’s public television network.
I want to thank the members of the Middlesex County Freeholder Board for once again stepping up and helping preserve open space.
TRENTON – Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced that former Essex County Superintendent of Elections Carmine Casciano pleaded guilty today to tampering with public records.