EDISON – More than 50 state, county and local elected officials joined police chiefs and directors from throughout Middlesex County today to dedicate the renovated and expanded Middlesex County Police Training Center, which provides quality continuing education to law enforcement officers from Middlesex County and beyond.
LINDEN – Linden Public Schools students participated in a Remembrance Ceremony for those affected by the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks today.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY –State officials visited Old Bridge and Iselin to present a piece of steel from the World Trade Center to local fire departments for use in their public memorials to honor the victims and remember the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
PERTH AMBOY — Holy Trinity Church will hold a Sept. 11th Memorial Mass on Saturday morning, with Father Wlazyslaw Wiktorek, also known as Father Walter, presiding.
WOODBRIDGE — Mayor John E. McCormac, the New Jersey Senior Olympic Committee, Senior Olympians and competing Senior athletes, and statewide elected officials will open the 2010 New Jersey Senior Olympic Games on Saturday, Sept. 11, during ceremonies outside the Woodbridge Community Center.
PERTH AMBOY — Kerry Dyke, a student at Perth Amboy Catholic School, has won a billboard contest held by The Partnership for a Drug Free New Jersey. Dyke’s artwork, expressing the message “Choose a Bright Future, Avoid Alcohol” was selected from thousands of entries.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s has awarded New Jersey communities $11,641,549 million in additional funding to help minimize the negative effects of the foreclosure crisis. This funding will be distributed through HUD’s Community Development Block Grant Neighborhood Stabilization Program third round of grants.
Wrestling • Sept. 11 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. – The Rahway Recreation Center, 275 E. Milton Ave., will host a wrestling show. For info, call 1-732-888-1704.
Remember those back to school commercials from a few years ago that featured ecstatic parents gliding along on a shopping cart in a school supply store? Their darling children stood frozen and expressionless as a voiceover could be heard singing, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!”
Artsy without being too schmartsy, director Anton Corbijn’s “The American” should please those viewers who don’t mind their movies veering off the main line from time to time.