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Student Production Brings Sweeney Todd To Newark

NEWARK – The annual summer collaboration between the New Jersey Performing Arts Center and the New Jersey Youth Theatre is a retelling of Stephen Sondheim’s macabre, Tony Award-winning musical thriller, “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.”

Check Your Application Status Online

There’s a lot you can do at Social Security’s website, and it’s easy to locate — just go to You can estimate your retirement benefits, find out what kinds of government benefits you might qualify for and even apply for benefits online.

Disney’s Meaghan Martin To Perform At Balloon Festival

READINGTON—Meaghan Martin, star of the ABC Family television show “10 Things I Hate About You,” will perform live in concert and then meet fans following her performance on Saturday, July 25 at the Quick Chek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning at Solberg Airport in Readington.

Middlesex Communities To Celebrate Independence Day

MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Area communities will celebrate Independence Day this weekend. Carteret, Woodbridge and Edison are planning fireworks displays, while Perth Amboy will commemorate the holiday by ringing a replica of the Liberty Bell.

Secrets Abound On Akbar Incident

RAHWAY—Councilman Bobby Akbar, who is married and has three children, was arrested Feb 26 on domestic violence charges outside of Franklin Elementary School after he appeared to use his car to knock down another teacher, according to police who were at the scene.