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Archive for December 15th, 2008

computer-31ELIZABETH—Union County residents seeking to file claims for unemployment insurance online can get help from the county’s One-Stop Career Centers. The One-Stops provide free public access to computers and many other forms of employment assistance.

The county has posted a link to filing for unemployment benefits through its website, www.ucnj.org. The information may also be accessed through www.nj.gov/labor.

“If you are in need of a computer, or if you need help getting the process started, please call or visit our One-Stops,” said Union County Freeholder Chairman Angel G. Estrada. “We have the resources to help during this time of crisis.”

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EDISON – Groundbreaking for Investors Savings Bank’s second branch in Edison marks an important step in the economic revitalization of the community’s historic Clara Barton District.

 

Edison Mayor Jun Choi took part in last week’s groundbreaking for Investors Savings Bank’s ne branch in the township’s historic Clara Barton District.

Edison Mayor Jun Choi took part in last week’s groundbreaking for Investors Savings Bank’s ne branch in the township’s historic Clara Barton District.

Located at the corner of Seventh Street and Amboy Avenue, construction on the 3,000 square-foot branch will begin immediately with an opening targeted for the middle of 2009. The new, one-story facility will complement the classic design of this historic district’s nearby homes and businesses. The branch will have three drive-up lanes, including two teller stations and a 24-hour ATM as well as a secure night depository for business customers.

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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 John J. Myers.

Blessed Sacrament, a kindergarten through eighth grade school, and St. Anthony of Padua will close at the end of the year and merge with St. Mary of the Assumption. Current enrollments at the schools are 110, 93 and 86, respectively.

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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. 11, Upper School students gathered the donations together to prepare them for delivery. Pictured, front row, are: Milika Griffiths of Edison and Janissa Delzo of Middlesex, and back row, Aneesa Sonawalla of Edison, Devi Mody of Edison, Avani Patel of Edison, Dawn Francavilla of Somerset, Director of Student Life, Kayla Kluse of Winfield Park, Jean Brown of Metuchen, Ayna Agarwal of Colonia, and Nia Beckett of Plainfield. Photo by Michelle H. LePoidevin

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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 Reyes and failed to notify his supervisors about the altercation, authorities said.

The officers, who have been suspended without pay, both face official misconduct charges. White also faces a charge of aggravated assault.

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