No Free Ride For Bunk

LINDEN—City Council President Robert Bunk is unlikely to get a free ride for the Democratic nomination to challenge Mayor Richard Gerbounka, the independent who defeated former Mayor John T. Gregorio in 2006.

Consumer Alert: Grandparents Targeted in New Scam

NEWARK – An emerging scam where con artists target grandparents is being reported across the country and Acting Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Acting Consumer Affairs Director Sharon Joyce warned residents to be leery of callers claiming to be their grandchild and in need of money.

Fire Safety Reminder

SOUTH AMBOY—South Amboy firefighters shoveled out the fire hydrants in the city after the big Feb. 10 snowstorm. It is important if you live near a fire hydrant to make sure they are visible and accessible for firefighters in case of emergency, fire officials said.

Community Calendar

Clearance Sale • Now through March 6 – Best Friend Dog & Animal Adoption is having a winter clothing clearance sale at their thrift shop, 1750 E. Second St., Scotch Plains. The store is open from 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. every day except Sunday. Proceeds benefit the animal rescue group. For info, call 1-732-388-8930.

Clark Police Blotter: Feb. 16-21

Feb. 16 at 1:24 p.m. – In the vicinity of Raritan Road and Central Avenue, Officer Antonio Manata arrested Edison resident Janice Pryor, 52, on an outstanding warrant from Rahway for contempt of court. She was subsequently released after posting bail.