City To Lose Two Catholic Grade Schools

ELIZABETH – The Newark Archdiocese announced plans last week to close two Catholic schools in Elizabeth and merge them with another school in the city. The move is necessary because of declining enrollments, according to a spokesman for Newark Archbishop…

Toys For Needy Girls And Boys

  Toys For Needy Girls And Boys—This holiday season, the Upper and Lower School students at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison ‘adopted’ families through Plainfield Action Services, Joy of Giving and collected clothing and toys for those families. On Dec.…

Jail Guards Indicted For Assaulting Prisoner

ELIZABETH – Two Union County jail officers who allegedly assaulted a prisoner are now under indictment. Officer Alvin White, 34, is accused of punching Edwin Reyes and breaking the inmate’s jaw on July 15. Sgt. Eric Williams, 41, allegedly slapped…

December Memories From Around The Area

By Diane Norek Harrison PERTH AMBOY-This is from material given to me for my column: On Dec. 15, 1978, Holy Spirit School held their Christmas Program. Here are the songs sang with teachers names: Grade 1- Melody of Christmas Songs-Poem,…

Storyteller Celebrates Chanukah at Clark Temple

CLARK—Professional storyteller Rivka Willick will perform Chanukah stories for adults at the Dec. 15 meeting of the sisterhood of Temple Beth O’r/Beth Torah in Clark. A short business meeting will precede the program, which starts at 8:30 p.m. Willick creates…

Church Plans Christmas Friendship Dinner

PORT READING – The annual Christmas Friendship Dinner at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Port Reading will again serve neighbors and friends a full holiday dinner from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Christmas Day. Since 1992, the Christmas Friendship…