MADISON— Linden resident Melinda Pinto, a graduate student at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s College at Florham in Madison, spent 10 days in Costa Rica as part of FDU’s Alternative Break service project program.
MOUNTAINSIDE—The Union County Baseball Association will honor local student athletes for their accomplishments during 2009 and will induct four new members into the Union County Baseball Hall of Fame during award ceremonies on Sunday, Feb. 14.
PERTH AMBOY – The William C. McGinnis School is in the running for a $50,000 grant from Pepsi to expand its current laptop program. In the year 2010 Pepsi will give millions of dollars to fund proposals in various areas, including education.
TRENTON—Throughout February and March 2010, the New Jersey State Library, the New Jersey Library Association and libraries throughout New Jersey plan to honor the legacy of Abraham Lincoln, as part of the national Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commemoration, by collecting pennies.
WOODBRIDGE–In the spirit of giving back to the community, the Barron Arts Center will continue to collect items for the Mayor’s Food Pantry, Woodbridge Animal Shelter and Angel PAWS at all programs and events throughout the year.
PITMAN – Kean University junior forward Jonathan Jones (Linden) was selected as the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) Player of the Week for the week ending Jan. 31, the conference office announced on Feb. 1.
RAHWAY—Fifth grade students in Deborah Prakapas’s fifth grade class presented their book report book jackets recently at Roosevelt School.
ELIZABETH – The partnership between United Way of Greater Union County and Infineum USA L.P. is now in its 11th year.
LINDEN—Just a few months after City Council President Robert Bunk derailed construction of a $5 billion, 500-megawatt electrical power plant that would create 1,800 jobs, he led the council to unanimously approve the deal last week and announced that he is running for mayor.