NEW YORK, N.Y. – Nearly a quarter of college admissions officers that responded to a survey, said that they checked applicants’ pages on Facebook or other social networking sites, Kaplan Test Prep announced. When Kaplan first began asking in 2008, only 10 percent of schools said that they did.
NEW BRUNSWICK — Authorities are investigating the death of a New Brunswick man who was fatally shot by city police during an incident just after midnight, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced.
ELIZABETH – The city’s police chief has asked the school board how it can justify reducing the security budget for monitoring Elizabeth’s 5,000 high school students at a time when it got an injection of approximately $80 million in additional state aid.
Elizabeth AARP • Sept. 23 at 1 p.m. – Elizabeth AARP Chapter 5439 will hold their monthly meeting at the New Zion Baptist Church, 800 Flora St., Elizabeth. New members welcome. Info: 1-908-342-6920.
RAHWAY — Rahway Police Department has decided to re-implement the Nixle Alert System, which allows police send to information directly to registered residents via cellular phone text message (SMS) and/or e-mail.
Director Nicolas Winding Refn’s “Drive,” starring Ryan Gosling as a stunt driver who moonlights as a getaway man (or is it vice versa?) is equipped with four speeds. There’s the prelude, where maybe we learn something about Driver; the complication, when he meets the gal; the ensuing crime drama; and then a power shift that throws us for a loop.
(NAPSI)—If you have diabetes, you know that living with diabetes is not easy. Along with the usual everyday challenges life may bring, you also have to manage your diabetes 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
UNION – As part of her Chamber Music Society USA Fall Tour, Esperanza Spalding will perform in Union on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m. in Kean University’s Wilkins Theatre. This year’s Grammy® Award winner for “Best New Artist,” Spalding blends classical and jazz to create modern chamber music with touches of folk and world sounds as well.
TRENTON – Senate Majority Leader Barbara Buono has introduced legislation that would require insurance providers to develop a ‘homeowners insurance buyer’s guide’ to give consumers clear and detailed information about their policies.
STATE – New Jersey has some of the smoggiest air in the country, according to a report issued today by Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center.