Recreation & Lifestyle

Lawmakers Want To Raise Awareness Of Sports Brain Injuries

TRENTON – With high school sports practices getting under way, Assembly members Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr., Craig J. Coughlin, Thomas P. Giblin and Mila M. Jasey are pushing legislation to create an awareness program on the prevention, risk and treatment of sports-related brain injuries.

Remembering the Past: 1880 Perth Amboy Businesses

PERTH AMBOY-Businesses was once on Smith St.: Joseph L. Hare; furniture, carpets and oil clothes, Marsh Bros Florist, Wm. H. McCormick flour feed, W.B. Mount; home furnishing goods, M. Peterson; boots and shoes, C.C. Pierson’s Old Family Shoe Store was opposite R.P. Barton, Skidmore’s Meat Market.

The Writer’s Block: The Un-Ivy Experience

I used to wonder if I failed my daughter. Since she is my only child, it really hurts when I don’t do something right the first time, because I never get a do-over with a second kid. So you can imagine the lingering torment, anguish and nightmares I experienced after learning that my daughter….drum roll here….. WOULD NOT APPLY TO IVY LEAGUE SCHOOLS!

Community Calendar

Singles • Aug. 13 from 7:30 – 11:30 p.m. – Middlesex East Widows Or Widowers, Carteret Chapter, will hold an open dance at the American Legion Hall, 1155 Roosevelt Ave., Carteret. Live music & refreshments. Admission: $10 members, $12 guests. For info, call 1-732-969-2228 or 1-908-757-0515.

“The Other Guys” – Straight Cop/Funny Cop

Classic comedic conventions commandeered by the unique nuttiness that is Will Ferrell make director-writer Adam McKay’s “The Other Guys” a bona fide laugh fest. Spanning the spectrum of shtick from slapstick to heady juxtaposition, this ceaselessly rambunctious send-up of cop shows cajoles you into its mad modus operandi.