TRENTON – On Monday, Senate Majority Leader Barbara Buono (D-Middlesex) called on Governor Christie and New Jersey Transit to reconsider the proposed bus route eliminations that would severely limit options for East Brunswick commuters traveling to Manhattan and North Jersey and requested that a hearing be held in Middlesex County to allow concerned residents the opportunity to weigh in.
EDISON—The Booster Club at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison held its annual Swim-a-Thon, with the addition of a Hoop-a-Thon, on March 6, making a splash in the pool and a difference in the community.
SAYREVILLE – Police arrested an East Brunswick man who has been charged with fatally beating and robbing a 55-year-old Sayreville woman in her Winding Wood apartment last summer, authorities announced Saturday.
SOMERSET – More than 2,000 people attended last week’s job fair, a testament to the high unemployment rate in New Jersey.
WOODBRIDGE – The American Irish Association of Woodbridge will sponsor the 37th Annual Woodbridge St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Celebration scheduled to get underway on Sunday, March 14 at 9 a.m. with the presentation of proclamations to the St. Patrick’s Day honorees and the raising of the Irish Flag at Woodbridge Town Hall, 1 Main Street.
PERTH AMBOY—A Cathedral Leadership Conference on HIV/AIDS is scheduled for Saturday, March 13, from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Cathedral International, Cornerstone Complex, 205 Smith Street, Perth Amboy.
EDISON—A program designed to help the Middlesex County College community and the general public learn about individuals with disabilities is being held at Middlesex County College Monday, March 29. It will be at 11 a.m. in the Performing Arts Center.
EDISON—Kayla Kluse of Winfield Park, a junior at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison, has received the President’s Volunteer Service Award, which recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of time to serve their communities and their country.
OAK BROOK, Ill.—Emily Cai, a 13-year-old girl from the Sharron Art Center, has been named a merit award winner in the 22nd annual Lions International Peace Poster Contest. The theme of this year’s competition was “The Power of Peace.”
EDISON—Actress and playwright Jessica Dickey spoke to a group of Middlesex County College students on Thursday, March 4, about her craft, the business side of theatre, and her play “The Amish Project,” which was performed at the Crossroads Theatre in New Brunswick March 5 and 6.