PERTH AMBOY—In 2006, veteran Royal Garden Club By The Bay in Perth Amboy member and former president Jeanette Miller had a dream.
PERTH AMBOY – Approximately 100 delegates from all over New Jersey attended the June Quarterly Conference of the NJ State Conference of NAACP Branches at the Jankowski Community Center in Perth Amboy.
WOODBRIDGE – Mayor John E. McCormac announced Tuesday that the Woodbridge Township Police Department responded to 43 complaints of illegal fireworks on July 4th, issued three summonses to residents identified as possessing illegal fireworks, and confiscated more than 1,000 pounds of illegal fireworks from various locations throughout the township.
HOLMDEL – Due to unexpected demand, the Corzine campaign is moving a July 16th rally to the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel. President Barack Obama is scheduled to join Gov. Jon Corzine at the rally, which was originally going to be held at Rutgers University in New Brunswick.
TRENTON – Attorney General Anne Milgram announced Tuesday that 31 defendants have been indicted in connection with bank fraud schemes orchestrated by members and associates of the Bloods street gang involving more than $654,000 in counterfeit checks, which resulted in the theft of more than $341,000 from eight banks.
CARTERET—The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection lifted a 25-year-old ban on new links to the sewer system in West Carteret, paving the way for continued development and redevelopment in the neighborhood.
PERTH AMBOY – Perth Amboy’s school district was one of 20 removed from the federal No Child Left Behind accountability list after meeting yearly progress benchmarks for two years in a row, state officials said.
SANDY HOOK—Fueled by funding from the state Department of Transportation’s I BOAT NJ program, the New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium/New Jersey Sea Grant has awarded special grants to marinas throughout the state to help them implement projects and practices that will reduce potential environmental impacts associated with recreational boating.
EDISON—The Next Stage Ensemble, the traveling company of The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, will present William Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” on Tuesday, Aug. 4, at 1:30 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center of Middlesex County, 1775 Oak Tree Road, Edison.
WOODBRIDGE– East Meets West at the Barron Arts Center when they host the unique traveling exhibition “Stripes,” a collaborative United States and Japan rug hooking exhibit opening on Friday, July 10.