Wine & Cheese Party • Aug. 6 from 5:30-9 p.m. – The Rahway Center Partnership will host a wine & cheese party at the Rahway Train Station Plaza, on Milton Ave. between Irving and Broad Sts. Admission: $15 per person, advance tickets available at Beana’s, 988 Saint Georges Ave., Rahway.
July 30 at 1:15 p.m. – At the South Plainfield Police Department, Officer Christopher Tuccio arrested Rahway resident Quintel Tankard, 24, on an outstanding warrant for contempt of court/motor vehicle violations. She was subsequently transported to the Union County Jail.
STATE—Dr. Frank Esposito, selected to run for lieutenant governor on a ticket with independent Christopher Daggett, is a Kean University professor who is well known among both Democrats and Republicans in Union County.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), Mary Landrieu (D-L.A.) and Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) unveiled new legislation that will ban anyone from texting on a cell phone or other personal electronic device while operating a moving vehicle.
STATE—This August, communities all over the country are taking a stand and fighting back against crime.
FLORHAM PARK—Thirty-five percent of drivers feel less safe than they did five years ago, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety’s 2009 Traffic Safety Culture Index. Overall, the majority of American motorists report that they feel no safer now than they did five years ago.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – With analog TV transmission signals a thing of the past and digital signals the only way Americans can watch the programming of their choice, U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) urges consumers to apply for converter box coupons.
EDISON – In a rare show of unity, the normally contentious Edison council joined together to call on Mayor Jun Choi to reinstate six firefighters who were laid off this month to help balance the budget.
RAHWAY – The Rahway Police Athletic League recently crowned the 2009 baseball and softball champions.
ELIZABETH – Two men who allegedly robbed a state lawmaker could avoid prison and instead undergo drug counseling as part of a plea bargain arrangement.
LINDEN—Linden’s Public Property and Community Services Department recently held its annual George “Butchie” Scoles Fishing Derby at the pond at Wilson Park. Over 50 Linden youth participated in the tourney.
Summer basketball is usually the season where the high school hoops fan salivates to hear, read, and even tweet on every move indicating that the next high school sensation is announcing his future college intentions.
As a layman with no special knowledge about communicable diseases, I have nonetheless been struck by the drumbeat of scare mongering coming out of the World Health Organization and our government regarding “Swine Flu.” My reasoning is simple. Ordinary flu kills some 36,000 Americans annually and its victims are frequently the elderly and those in poor health.