WOODBRIDGE—The 13th season of The Challenge kicks off with all-star student scholars from Woodbridge High School and Livingston High School competing against each other in round one of this award-winning high school quiz show.
EDISON—Middlesex County College is presenting two intriguing art exhibitions: one highlights emerging artists from the mid-Atlantic region; the other features sculpture, shown in a darkened room, illuminated only from the artwork itself.
NEW BRUNSWICK—New Brunswick’s State Theatre is proud to present the 4th annual Hub City Carnivale, a four-week winter festival of the imagination at play, January 30 – February 28, 2010, with performances, workshops, social events, and more, for families and kids ages 1 to 100.
EDISON—Bonnie Farrell of Fords, a plant biologist and the mother of Sara Reiss, a first grader at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison, took Joanne Jacobson’s first grade class on a nature walk on the school grounds to explain plant adaptations on Jan. 15.
TRENTON—New Jersey’s jobs situation remains bleak, with the state’s unemployment rate climbing to a 33-year high of 10.1 percent in December, according to statistics released today.
BOGOTA – Every Democrat in the Trenton statehouse earned an “F” on the Americans for Prosperity Final 2008-2009 Legislative Scorecard. The scorecard is an attempt to measure who is fiscally conservative and who is not, allowing voters to contrast legislators’ rhetoric with reality.
EDISON—Paige B. and Elizabeth L’Hommedieu were awarded Middlesex County College’s highest honor in a campus ceremony on Jan. 19. The award, presented each year since 1975, is named for Mr. L’Hommedieu’s father, Paige D. L’Hommedieu, the founding chairman of the college’s Board of Trustees and an executive with Johnson & Johnson.
NEW BRUNSWICK—Investigators are hoping to question an unidentified man who may be able to provide information on the fatal stabbing of a 60-year-old city resident last November.
NEW BRUNSWICK – Friday, a jury convicted Carteret resident Keith McBride of causing the death of a 42-year-old Rahway man during a 2006 robbery.
Thrift Shop Sale • Jan. 22 & 23 from 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Best Friend Dog & Animal Adoption is holding a 50% off sale at their thrift shop, located at 1750 E. Second St., Scotch Plains. Proceeds support animal rescue efforts. Donations of new/lightly used items are accepted. For info, call 1-732-388-8930.