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Blood Drives Offer Way To Honor Veterans

STATE — Veteran’s Day is Friday, Nov. 11 and New Jersey Blood Services (NJBS), a division of the New York Blood Center (NYBC) is calling upon the community to donate blood in recognition of our veterans, and in honor of those who currently serve to protect our country and freedom.

Elizabeth HS Marching Band Wins Competition

ELIZABETH – Competing in a field of 42, Elizabeth High School Marching Band won the United States Scholastic Band Association (USSBA) Group V State Championship on Saturday, Nov. 5, in Union. The marching band’s stellar performance earned them first place with 97.163, the highest score of the day.

Rules Change Lets Home-Schooled Students Play HS Sports

ROBBINSVILLE — Under new policies developed by the NJSIAA (New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletics Association), in conjunction with the state Department of Education, student athletes who are home schooled or who elect to attend one of New Jersey’s approved Choice schools or school districts will now have the opportunity to participate in high school sports.

Menendez Co-Sponsors Bill To Help Unemployed Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) announced today that he is co-sponsoring legislation to help New Jersey’s veterans get back to work. The “VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011” combines components in the President’s American Jobs Act and additional initiatives to boost employment opportunities for veterans.