HIGHLAND PARK—Did you ever wonder why children of all ages are so engaged by, and play so masterfully at video games?
PERTH AMBOY—Did you ever want to experience being a soldier from the Revolutionary War or talk to a gentile Victorian lady?
CARTERET – The Carteret Public Library is taking registration for an 8-week basic computer class that begins on Friday, Aug. 7. Registration is required.
WOODBRIDGE – The Shannon Rose Irish Pub recently opened its doors at St. Georges Crossing in Woodbridge. The new establishment represents the second location for the authentic Irish restaurant/pub; the original eatery is located in Clifton.
EDISON – Six Edison firefighters remain out of work following a Superior Court judge’s decision to delay ruling on a request for an injunction to prevent their layoff. Mayor Jun Choi cut six positions from the township fire department to help close an $8.4 million gap in the municipal budget.
WOODBRIDGE – Woodbridge AARP Chapter 3869 presented a $500 scholarship to Caitlin Early last month.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY—The Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders’ free summer concert series continues this week with performances in four county parks.
TRENTON—Recognizing the need for youth to embrace different cultures, The Allstate Foundation in New Jersey is continuing its partnership with Boys and Girls Clubs in New Jersey – through a 2009 grant for $35,000 – to promote tolerance, diversity and inclusion in Newark, Trenton and Perth Amboy.
POINT PLEASANT BEACH—On June 23, four Perth Amboy Catholic Upper School students were honored by state Attorney General Anne Milgram for winning first place in the 2008-2009 Alcohol Awareness “Listen UP! Radio PSA Initiative” sponsored by The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded New Jersey more than $18 million in new federal funding to improve local bus service. The funds will provide for the purchase of new buses and the expansion of existing…