ELIZABETH – The Stop & Shop Supermarket in Elizabeth raised $7,600 to fight childhood cancer and fund research through the company’s 2009 Triple Winner program. These funds contributed to the $5.25 million raised chainwide this year.
UNION – Kean University held commencement ceremonies for its graduate and undergraduate students in May. Among the degree recipients were more than 600 students who graduated with honors, the largest group in the university’s history to graduate with distinction.
WOODBRIDGE – The Barron Arts Center is seeking vendors for their Fall Flea Market on Saturday, Sept. 12.
RAHWAY—Rahway resident Kyle A. Okaly graduated summa cum laude from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute at the university’s 203rd commencement ceremony May 16.
WOODBRIDGE – World-renowned artist, portraitist, sculptor and educator Kenneth Hari will share his knowledge and talent by giving a lecture and four-day workshop to be held at the Barron Arts Center, located at 582 Rahway Avenue in Woodbridge.
PERTH AMBOY –Federal Hill at Perth Amboy, a residential redevelopment project being constructed by Kaplan Companies, is moving forward with Phase 2 of their project.
SAYREVILLE—The Middlesex County Public Health Department will host a Pandemic Preparedness Program for Schools on Thursday, Aug. 13, at the Middlesex County Fire Academy, Sayreville.
SAYREVILLE – Patrons of an all-nude juice bar on Route 35 in Sayreville will have to leave their beer and win at home, since the establishment lost the latest round in its legal battle with the borough.
PERTH AMBOY – Last week, a state appeals court overturned the conviction of a Perth Amboy man accused of beating his father to death with a baseball bat in the backyard of their Front Street home in 2004.
LINDEN—The City of Linden will host Family Day, with a sidewalk sale, on Saturday, Aug. 22.