ELIZABETH – What recession? Three Union County businesses that ignored the economic drums of doom and enjoyed successful years in 2009 were recognized by the Gateway Regional Chamber of Commerce at the chamber’s 98th Annual Dinner, held Jan. 26 at the Renaissance Newark Airport Hotel.
ELIZABETH – Last week, a Union County Grand Jury handed up an indictment against a Westfield woman for her role in a 2009 accident that severely injured a 25-year-old Clark woman.
New Jersey’s food banks need our help! Although the holiday season has ended, when more people are compelled to make charitable contributions, we have to hold onto that giving spirit.
UNION—“Iron-Jawed Angels,” a DVD of a film depicting Alice Paul’s battle to win the vote for women, will be presented by the League of Women Voters of the Union Area and the Union Public Library at 6:45 p.m. Feb. 16 in the library, 1980 Morris Ave., Union.
SPRINGFIELD—Car crashes are the leading cause of death among 16- to 19-year olds. The AAA New Jersey Automobile Club advises parents to start preparing well in advance and take an active role in their teen driver’s education.
ELIZABETH—Elizabeth Public Schools has been awarded a grant from the Center for Reform of School Systems (CRSS) to further support the Elizabeth Board of Education’s work in transforming the Elizabeth Public Schools. This $2500 grant will fund the production and distribution of a publication entitled Your Action Plan for Excellence.
RAHWAY – Rahway native Eric Roberson was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Urban/Alternative Performance. The nomination was for the R&B singer’s track “A Tale of Two,” featuring Ben O’Neill and Michelle Thompson, from his latest album, “Music Fan First.”
NEW BRUNSWICK—Students from Middlesex County College will be available to assist the public in preparing their tax returns. The assistance, by appointment only, is available on Fridays and Saturdays during tax season.
SCOTCH PLAINS—On Sunday, Feb. 7, at Willow Grove Presbyterian Church in Scotch Plains, Patrice Simms, a housing counselor with the Central Jersey Community Development Corporation’s Housing Assistance Recovery Program (HARP) will lead a discussion on what New Jersey families facing foreclosure can do.