HILLSIDE — The Creole Choir of Cuba will perform at the Gene & Shelley Enlow Recital Hall at Kean University on Sunday, Oct. 9 at 3 p.m. A sensation at the 2009 Edinburgh Festival, this ensemble performs a capella melodies with richly textured harmonies, vibrant dancing and shifting Caribbean rhythms of rediscovered musical treasures from Haiti, Dominica and Cuba.
UNION — UCEDC, a statewide non-profit economic development corporation, is hosting a free workshop for local businesses interested in selling to the Picatinny Arsenal and other governmental agencies. The event is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 13, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at UCEDC’s headquarters in Union.
ELIZABETH – City residents may receive flu shots at two flu clinics next month. Identification is required and residents must be at least 18 years old.
PLAINFIELD – Authorities have arrested and charged a suspect in yesterday’s fatal stabbing of a 48-year-old woman in Plainfield, Union County First Assistant Prosecutor Albert Cernadas, Jr. announced.
STATE – Is a school board member’s personal email address information that the public has a right to access under the New Jersey Open Public Records Act? The New Jersey School Boards Association doesn’t think so, but a taxpayer group disagrees.
STATE – Age affects how New Jersey residents evaluate the state’s quality of life. But it’s not a straightforward relationship. Young adults join senior citizens in giving generally higher ratings to their home state when compared to the views of middle-aged residents in a new Monmouth University Poll.
STATE – The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services is advising consumers to discard Rocky Ford whole cantaloupes from Jensen Farms in Colorado that have been linked to a multi-state outbreak of listeriosis, an illness caused by consuming food contaminated with bacteria Listeria.
Illustrating how impressed I was with director Bennett Miller’s “Moneyball,” the first person I called after exiting the theater was Hal, my friend and go-to source for all things baseball. The conversation went like this: “I just saw a film that will zoom right up into your first division of all-time best baseball movies.”
PLAINFIELD — The Union County Homicide Task Force and the Plainfield Police Department are investigating the fatal stabbing of a woman in Plainfield yesterday evening, Union County First Assistant Prosecutor Albert Cernadas, Jr. announced last night.
PERTH AMBOY – Take a walking tour of “Haunted” Perth Amboy and learn about “Ghosts, Murder, Pirates and Graveyards – Legends and History Too” this weekend.
Five years ago today, Petty Officer Second Class Michael Anthony Monsoor chose to sacrifice his life to protect two of his comrades when they came under attack in Iraq.
LINDEN — Kim Mangina was recognized as the grand prizewinner of the Linden Public Library Adult Summer Reading Club at the September Library Board meeting.
LATHAM, N.Y. — Major General Patrick A. Murphy, The Adjutant General for the State of New York, announces the promotion of members of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of their capability for additional responsibility and leadership.