Singles Dance • April 23 at 8 p.m. – Steppin’ Out Singles will hold an upscale singles dance at the Woodbridge Hilton, 20 Wood Ave. South, Iselin. Ages 40+; no jeans/sneakers. $15 admission. For info, call 1-732-656-1801.
NEW BRUNSWICK — Fans of all ages can enjoy traditional folk dancing, music, storytelling, and much more at the 36th Annual New Jersey Folk Festival, which will take place on Saturday, April 24, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., rain or shine.
NION COUNTY – The Play Ball for Miracles charity softball tournament has been rescheduled for Saturday, Aug. 28. The annual fundraiser for Children’s Miracle Network was originally planned for April 17, but wet field conditions at Warinanco Park forced its postponement.
WOODBRIDGE — A middle school physical education teacher has been arrested on charges of fondling a 14-year-old female student and sending inappropriate cell phone messages to her, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Woodbridge Police Chief William Trenery announced today.
NEW YORK, N.Y.—Nearly 2.3 million teenagers in the US tan indoors annually, and with prom season right around the corner, the temptation to tan is even greater. But new research has found that first exposure to ultraviolet (UV)-emitting tanning beds in youth increases the risk of developing melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer, by 75 percent.
SCOTCH PLAINS – There was a firestorm last year when the federal Preventive Services Task Force changed its recommendations about mammograms and self-exam. So what are women supposed to do?
ELIZABETH—Elizabeth Public Schools’ Dr. Albert Einstein Academy School No. 29 is among 24 other schools from around the United States to be designated as a NASA Explorer School.
STATE – For the first time since 1976, New Jersey voters rejected more than half of the budgets on the ballot in yesterday’s school election.
RAHWAY—The city’s next mayor will have to contend with shrinking revenues and rising debt, as well as a declining credit score, according to former Housing Authority Chair Renee Bridges Thrash, who is vying for the Democratic nomination against Freeholder Richard Proctor, who is also the city’s health official.
CARTERET—Mayor Daniel Reiman and Parks Commissioner Vinny Bellino recently announced an award of $480,000 in funding towards the multi-parks improvement project.