Edison Woman Honored For Volunteer Efforts

EDISON—Ruth Candeub Avins, a resident of Edison, will be one of 10 volunteers from across the country to be honored at the Senior Medicare Patrol National Conference in Washington, D.C. this month. The program, funded by the U.S. Administration on Aging, educates seniors to protect themselves from fraud, waste, and abuse in Medicare and Medicaid.

The Nerds To Perform Free Concert

CLARK – The Union County Summer Arts Festival 2009 concert series continues on Wednesday evening, Aug. 19, with music by The Nerds. This free concert of rock and rollicking hit songs at Oak Ridge Park in Clark begins at 7:30 p.m.

Housing Mismanagement

Recent news reports claim the lack of heat and water at the Delaney Homes makes them obsolete. Who looted the plumbing? Did HUD agree to this destruction? Will there be a scandal as in the Perth Amboy Parking Authority?

Summer Food Safety

Grilling and eating outdoors during the summer months can be fun, but can also be dangerous if the proper food safety procedures are not followed. When perishable food is left out for too long, warmer weather can bring with it an increased risk of food-borne illness.

Newark Man Sentenced For Participating In Staged Accident Ring

TRENTON –A Newark man was sentenced for participating in a staged accident ring, Attorney General Anne Milgram and Criminal Justice Director Deborah L. Gramiccioni announced last week. He had been on trial with his two brothers, but all three pleaded guilty on April 14 as the lengthy trial neared its end. His brothers were sentenced to prison last month.

Candlelight Procession At St. Mary’s

RAHWAY – As part of their “Week of Mary” program, the Sts.Mary/Mark Parish, will hold an outdoor Candlelight Procession at St. Mary’s R.C. Church, 232 Central Ave., Rahway, at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 16, according to Fr. Dennis Kaelin, pastor.