LaVigne Named Acting Police Chief

SOUTH AMBOY – With Police Chief James Wallis on medical leave for an undetermined amount of time, Police Captain Darren LaVigne has been named the city’s acting police chief, according to Mayor John T. O’Leary.

“Swap N’ Sell” Event Planned

CRANFORD—The Mountain Plains Mothers of Multiples will hold its Fall Swap n’ Sell on Saturday, Sept. 26. This bi-annual sale provides an opportunity to purchase gently used children’s clothing and shoes, toys, games, and other items at reasonable prices.

Students Gain Appreciation For Music

RAHWAY—On Thursday, Sept. 17, students at Grover Cleveland school in Rahway were treated to an assembly presented by The Music Shop. The store owner, Nick Marino, as well as Branislav Svitek, a teacher there, demonstrated flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, violin, viola and cello.

South River Man Rises To The Occasion

SOUTH RIVER—In our busy everyday lives, it’s easy to just live through our days and never relate or even care that others may need us. There is a group that does care, and works very hard to aid those in need. That group is the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.

Pumpkin Painting Contest For Linden Kids

LINDEN—A Halloween Pumpkin Painting Contest, sponsored by the Linden Halloween Committee and the Department of Public Property and Community Services, will give Linden students in pre-kindergarten through fifth grades the chance to show off their creativity.

Parents Learn About Challenges Facing Their Teens

RAHWAY—On the evening of Sept. 17, Rahway High School hosted a freshman/sophomore parent meeting. During the meeting, representatives from the Guidance Office, as well as teachers and administrators, shared important information about navigating high school with success with parents.