River Cleanup

River Cleanup—On Saturday, Oct. 11, twenty students from Rahway High School’s Social Action Club joined volunteers from the Boy Scouts of America and the Rahway River Association as they participated in the annual Fall Cleanup of Milton Lake Park in…

Fire Chiefs Remind Families To Change Batteries

STATE – Daylight Savings Time ends on Sunday, Nov. 2, and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) is reminding families to change the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide detectors at the same time they change their clocks.…

NJCU Honors 2008 Women’s Bowling Team

JERSEY CITY—New Jersey City University honored its most successful team in the history of NCAA team sports—the 2007-08 Gothic Knight women’s bowling team—at a banquet on Oct. 22 at NJCU’s Gilligan Student Union Building. The 2008 team advanced to the…

Emerald Society Honorees

Emerald Society Honorees—Jack Casey (left) and Jay Rice (right) of the Union County Emerald Society present plaques to Ann J. Ferguson of Linden and Bobby Jeans of Kenilworth honoring them as Irishwoman and Irishman of the Year at the organization’s…

The Knee Surgery Decision

by Dan Felix, CFT A study published in a September 2008 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine showed that arthroscopic surgery doesn’t provide any significant benefit for moderate to severe arthritis of the knee. Arthroscopic surgery uses two…

Elizabeth Winter Memories

By Diane Norek Harrison ELIZABETH-Here are great winter memories from reader, Barbara Cook: “When I was little kid I looked forward to winter because I had a sled. Now all I had to do was find a hill that my…

Gooey Gourds

Gooey Gourds—Fourth graders in Kathy Meier’s Lower School science class dissected pumpkins on Oct. 31 to start their plant unit in science tech. The students count the pumpkin’s creases and seeds and analyze how the number of creases corresponds to…

Haunting Prose

Haunting Prose—Joseph Alamo, a seventh grader at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison, captured the attention of judges with his playful and spooktacular prose and his poem won first place in the Middle School competition. He was awarded a basketful of…

Learning About Election Day

Playing Their Parts — The students from the Blue and Gold club at Franklin School in Rahway worked hard preparing for Franklin School’s mock presidential debate. Travis James played the part of Barack Obama and Sean Penaranda played the part…