STATE – Law enforcement officials are maintaining a state of heightened vigilance following the death of Osama bin Laden, particularly around New Jersey’s transportation hubs. Officials note that there have been no specific threats made.
Almost 10 years – 3,519 days – after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, U.S. forces tracked Osama bin Laden to a compound in Pakistan. A U.S. Navy SEAL team launched an assault on that compound, killing the terrorist responsible for the deaths of nearly 3,000 American citizens.
CARTERET — Sgt. 1st Class Scott Strohmeier, who passed away as a result of natural causes on Friday, April 22, will be laid to rest tomorrow with a service in Carteret. Flags at the borough municipal buildings will be flown at half-staff, per an executive order by Mayor Daniel Reiman.
FLORHAM PARK –With gas prices approaching record levels, motorists who attempt to stretch a tank of gas too far could end up stranded at the roadside. AAA cautions drivers not to allow your car to run out of fuel-it could put you in a potentially dangerous situation and could also result in costly repair bills.
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.