NEWARK — NJ TRANSIT Executive Director James Weinstein announced plans to conduct a 90-day pilot program to test the feasibility of offering “Quiet Commute” cars on NJ TRANSIT trains.
EAST BRUNSWICK — Family physician and first grade student Renata and Isabella Dussias came together to create Narcheezus, a narcissistic mouse who is the star of a new children’s book.
WESTFIELD — CONTACT We Care, Inc., a 24-hour caring and crisis hotline, will begin a comprehensive 36-hour volunteer training class on Wednesday, Sept. 15, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 170 Elm Street in Westfield.
NEW JERSEY – Beginning Friday, July 16 through Sunday, July 18, Wegmans will donate $0.50 for every Driscoll’s strawberry product package (any size) sold at each of their New Jersey stores to the Children’s Home Society of New Jersey.
TRENTON – To encourage kids and teens to “Read Like a Library Champion” this summer, the New Jersey State Library is giving them a chance to win a NJ Devils/Modell’s hockey jersey autographed by NJ Devils’ forward and Olympic Silver Medalist Zach Parise.
WOODBRIDGE –The Barron Arts Center will present Andy Rothstein and Friends on Thursday, July 15 at 8 p.m. at the “Red, White & Blues: Jazz & Blues from the Garden State,” a concert series running through the summer of 2010. Admission is free and everyone is welcome to attend.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY—Summer is in full swing, and there is no better time to get out for a hike at the great parks and preserves in Middlesex County. The Parks and Recreation Department has recently completed an update of its park maps, including the addition of several new trail maps.
WASHINGTON, D.C.? The National Peace Corps Association reminded contestants of the upcoming deadline to submit their entries to the Africa Rural Connect essay contest with World Policy Journal.
MADISON, Wisc.—Attention, desk jockeys: ditching the cubicle and computer screen this summer can be good for your health.
MOUNTAINSIDE — The Union County Summer Arts Festival 2010 concert series continues on Wednesday, July 14, with the Bob Marley Tribute Show at Echo Lake Park, beginning at 7:30 p.m.