While underway aboard the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer’s vessel Hayward, the Army Corps hosted a group of waterfront leaders, including congressional representatives and other key-decision makers from over 20 organizations, during a New York & New Jersey Harbor inspection that included traveling up the Hudson River.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY — M.C.F.O.O.D.S., Middlesex County’s food bank, recently sent out a plea asking local organizations to step up their efforts to help supply the M.C.F.O.O.D.S. warehouse with food supplies due to the ever-increasing demand for food from local soup kitchens and food pantries.
SCOTCH PLAINS – New Jersey Blood Services’ (NJBS) new donor center at 2279 South Avenue in Scotch Plains will host a new exhibit of the works of three local photographers entitled “Traveling Women”.
SOMERVILLE – The final Raritan Valley Rail Coalition meeting of the year will be held Monday, Dec. 14, at 8:30 a.m. in the third-floor Freeholders Meeting Room in the Somerset County Administration Building, located at 20 Grove Street in Somerville.
LINDEN—Linden School No. 9 students disguised potatoes and wrote personal narratives about a day in their lives. It was one of the culminating activities to the writer’s workshop unit of a study on personal narratives.
EDISON – Middlesex County’s popular Roosevelt Park Family Ice Skating Rink opened for its seventh season on Wednesday, Nov. 25, just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
STATE—Do you need to buckle up in the back seat? According to results from the most recent PublicMind poll, half of New Jersey voters (51%) think that state law already requires all vehicle passengers, including those in the back seat, to wear seat belts.
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – The Northfield Bank Foundation has awarded a total of $95,000 in grants to non-profit organizations in New Jersey during 2009.
RAHWAY – Roosevelt School in Rahway uses a software program called Accelerated Reader to build a lifelong love of reading in every student. Students read books on their current reading levels and complete the reading practice quiz.
RAHWAY—The Blue and Gold Club at Franklin Elementary School in Rahway recently held their annual school-wide food drive. The students and their families brought in and donated over 900 food items to help families in need.