EDISON – Through a joint effort, a $2.4 million contract has been awarded for the long-awaited restoration of Edison Memorial Tower, a historic structure at Edison State Park honoring the work of inventor Thomas Alva Edison, DEP Commissioner Bob Martin and Edison Memorial Tower Corporation President Nancy Zerbe announced Thursday.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Computer training classes to help job seekers improve their computer and job search skills under the NJ State Library’s $5.1 million Broadband Technology Opportunity Program (BTOP) grant are underway in Middlesex County at the libraries in Woodbridge, Jamesburg, Carteret and South Amboy.
It’s been some time since I’ve had the opportunity to enjoy participation in expressing my thoughts in regards to particular situations on events since the demise of the Elizabeth Reporter. I do know many people have missed the paper, as I had been told so any number of times.
If you’re in the mood for some good old fashioned storytelling, director Francis Lawrence’s “Water for Elephants,” adapted by screenwriter Richard LaGravenese from the popular novel by Sara Gruen, is just the ticket.
Theatre • April 29 & 30 at 7:30 p.m.; May 1 at 2 p.m. – The Forum Theatre’s Stars on Stage students will present Broadway Bound, featuring songs from classic and contemporary Broadway shows. Tickets are $14. The theatre is located at 314 Main St., Metuchen. Info: 1-732-548-5600
When it comes to getting married, nobody does it better than the British, specifically, the British royal family. From the looks of them, who would have thought that they were such good party planners? But let’s give credit where credit is due.
STATE – According to the Arbor Day Foundation, the best way to celebrate the holiday is by planting trees. New Jersey celebrates Arbor Day on National Arbor Day, April 29.
TRENTON – The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs has banned the manufacture, distribution, sale, and possession of designer drugs labeled as “bath salts.” The move does not affect Epson salts or other true bath salts that are added to bathing water.
STATE – Voters were more likely to pass their local school district budgets this year. Just four failed in Middlsex County and two in Union County according to the unofficial tallies of machine-cast ballots.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of the Treasury is retiring the paper Social Security check, a move expected to save taxpayers $1 billion over the next 10 years. Beginning May 1, anyone newly applying for Social Security, Veterans Affairs…