TRENTON – A measure sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Steve Sweeney and Senator Barbara Buono which would provide paid family leave benefits for workers caring for sick family members and newborn or newly adopted children was approved Monday by the full Senate by a vote of 22 to 16.
Archive for March 5th, 2008
Posted in Clark, Rahway, Union County, tagged 180 Turning Lives Around, 2nd Floor Youth Helpline, Arthur L. Johnson High School, Bette Jane Kowalski, Carl H. Kumpf School, Rahway High School, Rahway Middle School on March 5, 2008 |
UNION COUNTY – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced that four Union County school districts will participate in a pilot program for the “2nd Floor Youth Helpline,” a toll-free hotline for middle and high school students.
The 2nd Floor Youth Helpline will be available to students in Clark, Cranford, Rahway, and Union in mid-March. The helpline number is 888-222-2228. The hours of operation are 9 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week.
CARTERET—Life Scout Ryan Gerstler of Carteret Troop 88, has completed his Eagle Scout project, building a food pantry out of a storage room located in the cellar of the Zion Lutheran Church at 712 Roosevelt Avenue. The very aggressive project, requiring architectural drawings and building permits, took over 450 man hours to complete.
Read Across America—Linden School #4 Pre-K student Valeria Rodriguez (left) is thrilled to look like the Cat in the Hat for Read Across America on Monday. Mara Cabrera (right), a kindergarten student at Linden School #8, holds the Cat in the Hat. Photos by Christine Hudak, Linden Public Schools
Union County Students Attend Darfur Conference—Kean University hosted an international human rights conference, “Darfur: the First Genocide of the 21st Century,” on Friday, Feb. 15. Nearly 1,000 people, including students and teachers from more than ten New Jersey school districts, filled Kean’s Wilkins Theatre. Pictured above are students and teachers from a Union County high school with Kean University President Dawood Farahi and Nicholas D. Kristof, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and columnist with The New York Times. “Our university is committed to raising awareness about what is taking place in this neglected region of the world,” said Kean University President Dawood Farahi.
St. John Students Celebrate Youth Art Month – March has been designated Youth Art Month. The following students will represent St. John the Apostle School at an exhibit to be held at IKEA, Elizabeth. Kevin Micheludis – Grade 3, Claudia Alzate Sherksnas – Grade 2, and Thomas Hartnett – Grade 6. The exhibit will showcase work of students from all over Union County and will be on display for the entire month of March. The three students are pictured here with their art teacher. Kathleen Carolan.
Perth Amboy Resident Joins Army National Guard—Perth Amboy resident Pvt. Angel Rodriguez Jr. (right) was sworn into the New Jersey Army National Guard by Capt. Nicholas Calenicoff on Feb. 26. Rodriguez will serve with Company C, 1st Battalion, 114th Infantry, located at the National Guard Armory in Woodbridge as an Infantryman after he completes basic training at Fort Benning, Ga.
Anything Goes At Rahway High School—In a continued tradition of excellence, Rahway High School Dance and Musical Theatre will perform “Anything Goes” this month. With dance, music, and singing under the direction of teachers Allison Dooley and Robert Van Wyk and set design by art teacher Joanne Campanelli, the production will showcase the professional-level talents of Rahway High School students. “Anything Goes” will be performed in the high school auditorium on Friday, March 14 and Saturday, March 15 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, March 16 at 2 p.m.
SCOTCH PLAINS—Union Catholic High School in Scotch Plains competed in the NJCTC winter track championship at the Rothman Center at Farleigh Dickinson University on Feb. 8. For the first time since the conception of the meet in 1958, the Union Catholic Boys’ Track Team, under the coaching direction of Michael McCabe, won the championship title.
Spaghetti Dinner Ready For The Community—Clark Kiwanis Club member Ron Pask gets ready to dish up spaghetti at the Sunday, March 9 fundraising dinner from 1 – 5 p.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church on Raritan Road at Oak Tree Road in Clark. In its 15th year, the Kiwanis Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser’s profits will go to scholarships for area teens and for the Children’s Specialized Hospital. Johnson High School Key Club members and Carl Kumpf Middle School Builders Club members will be on hand to act as waiters and waitresses. Tickets at $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and $5 for children may be bought at the door.