STATE—Children’s Specialized and Kohl’s are co-hosting free carnivals in May. The two have partnered together in an effort to educate the public about the special needs of children with physical and neurological challenges.
MADISON — Nicole Aiello, a resident of South Plainfield, and a senior majoring in Biological and Allied Health Science on Fairleigh Dickinson’s University’s College at Florham in Madison, presented her senior honors thesis last week.
PERTH AMBOY—The Perth Amboy High School band and choir held their annual spring concert on Monday, April 19.
NEWARK— Starting Saturday, commuters will pay more to use NJ Transit buses and trains. The fare hikes were implemented to address a $300 million budget shortfall.
CARTERET—Mayor Daniel Reiman welcomed the Carteret High School freshman class on Friday April 30 for a special event marking the beginning of the “Adopt a Park” program, a partnership between the borough and school system through which classes will spend a day cleaning up a designated Carteret park.
CARTERET — Mayor Dan Reiman was joined Wednesday morning by Freeholder Ronald G. Rios, Bill Schleuter, president of the Middlesex County Building and Construction Trades Council, and Carteret workers and residents to observe Workers Memorial Day.
EDISON – In a solemn ceremony marked by an honor guard, bagpipes and the reading of the names of workers who died as a result of the workplace, county, state and federal officials, representatives from various unions and others gathered Wednesday for Middlesex County’s Workers Memorial Day Commemoration.
WOODBRIDGE – St. James Church, founded by Catholic Irish immigrants working at the Woodbridge clay pits, celebrates 150 years of faith and service in the Woodbridge community with a historical exhibit at the Barron Arts Center opening on Saturday, May 1.
PERTH AMBOY – Raritan Bay Medical Center has released a calendar of community events planned this spring.
Clothing Drive • May 1 from 8 to 11:30 a.m. – Holy Family Parish, 215 Pershing Ave., Carteret, will hold a clothing drive in the parking lot. Clean clothing, linens and sneakers will be accepted in plastic garbage bags. For info, call Debbie at 1-732-541-5736.