Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that some countries have turned over public water supplies to private companies, effectively denying local communities much-needed access? — J. Johnson, Lancaster, PA
NEWARK — After a life of dealing drugs on the street, Puerto Rican-American rapper Hamza Perez turned his life around and became a Muslim in Pittsburgh.
ELIZABETH– Olivia Pelaez from Elizabeth, was honored at the 26th Annual L. Ron Hubbard Achievement awards at the famed Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, in the very room the first Academy Awards were held.
LINDEN – Linden seniors, age 50 and older, can learn to line dance at the John T. Gregorio Recreation Center, 330 Helen Street, Linden beginning on Friday, Sept. 17.
CRANFORD—Cranford resident Dr. Paul Lioy will discuss his recently published book, “Dust: The Inside Story of Its Role in the September 11th Aftermath,” at the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Avenue, on Tuesday, Sept. 14, at 7:30 p.m.
WOODBRIDGE — Mayor John E. McCormac, the New Jersey Senior Olympic Committee, Senior Olympians and competing Senior athletes, and statewide elected officials will open the 2010 New Jersey Senior Olympic Games on Saturday, Sept. 11, during ceremonies outside the Woodbridge Community Center.
UNION – The Gene & Shelley Enlow Recital Hall at Kean University announces its 2010-11 inaugural season lineup. The first full season in Enlow Hall consists of 19 performances featuring many of today’s leading musicians and ensembles in classical, pop, jazz and world music, as well as a number of special projects and residencies.
EDISON — It’s not too late to start college. At Middlesex County College, a special “Fall II” program of accelerated courses begins Sept. 27. Courses are offered day, evening, and through the internet as well as at various locations throughout the county.
Wrestling • Sept. 11 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. – The Rahway Recreation Center, 275 E. Milton Ave., will host a wrestling show. For info, call 1-732-888-1704.
Remember those back to school commercials from a few years ago that featured ecstatic parents gliding along on a shopping cart in a school supply store? Their darling children stood frozen and expressionless as a voiceover could be heard singing, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!”