STATE – College students will see a significant reduction in a federal grant program intended to help low and middle income families if a Republican budget plan passes, according to an analysis released today by U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ).
LINDEN – In February, heavyweight wrestler Austin Frank earned his 100th career victory at a quad match in Kearny. The Linden High School senior became the first wrestler in school history to reach that milestone.
RAHWAY — This month, Rahway’s fifth grade gifted and talented students boldly went off where man has gone before–the moon. Well, a simulated version at the Buehler Challenger & Science Center located in Paramus.
CLARK – The Clark Public Library will host local resident Hope Blecher-Sass, author of “See It, Be It, Write It: Using Performing Arts to Improve Writing and Test Scores” at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 10.
VILLANOVA, Pa. — Kelscey Boyle, a junior from Rahway, has been named to the Dean’s List for the 2010 fall semester in Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
LINDEN – The Kiwanis Club and Kiwanis K-Kids Clubs recently presented a check for $2,150 to officials from Children’s Specialized Hospital. The funds came from the annual Walk-a-thon Halloween Parade Project and included contributions from Infineum and Conoco-Phillips.
PERTH AMBOY — U.S. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) visited the Acelero Learning Center in Perth Amboy on Thursday to break ground on a Head Start renovation project. The expansion will more than double the size of the facility by adding five classrooms for preschool students and two new classrooms for infants and toddlers under the age of three.
ELIZABETH–Benedictine Academy Campus Ministry students are uniting with the United Nations’ “Blue Heart Campaign” in an effort to raise awareness about human trafficking- the practice of forcefully coercing or deceiving children, women and men into slavery for exploitation and/or profit.
READINGTON – PNC and the Quick Chek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning are inviting New Jersey students in grades 2 through 12 to take part in the 8th annual PNC American Patriot Essay Contest by writing a short essay on the topic “What the American Flag Means to Me.”
CLARK — “What good is sitting alone in your room? Come hear the music play…” at Arthur L. Johnson High School’s production of “Cabaret.” The famed Kander and Ebb musical will hit the ALJ stage in late March 2011.