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.
PERTH AMBOY—Al Jackson recently completed his two year project on the 1968 State Basketball Championship team. It was a project that occupied his weekends when he was not working for PA-TV or in the high school.
SOUTH BRUNSWICK—On Saturday, May 1, the EARTH Center, home of Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County will host a Garden Season Kick-Off & Plant Sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Davidson’s Mill Pond Park, 42 Riva Avenue, South Brunswick.
PERTH AMBOY – On May 1, Perth Amboy High School will be hosting an “International Festival-United for All” Benefit to aid the earthquake relief efforts in Haiti and Chile. The whole community is invited to attend this event, which will last from noon to 4 p.m.