SOUTH AMBOY — On Thursday, Oct. 6, TGI Friday’s in Old Bridge will host a “Dining to Donate” fundraiser in collaboration with the Dowdell Library Foundation to benefit the South Amboy Dowdell Library.
ELIZABETH – Golf is in full swing at Elizabeth Public Schools this fall. Expanding on an already successful golf program in several of the district’s schools, Elizabeth Public Schools is launching golf instruction in all K-8 schools. The expansion program, called Golf in Schools, was made possible through a new partnership with the New Jersey Golf Foundation (NJGF).
MOUNTAINSIDE –– The Internal Revenue Service reminded all New Jersey taxpayers affected by Hurricane Irene that they have until Oct. 31 to meet certain tax filing and payment obligations and announced that e-File and Free File would remain available to accept their returns.
SOUTH RIVER — Maria Cooper (center) of South River recently won a $2,500 travel voucher after entering a special sweepstakes at the grand re-opening of The Provident Bank’s South River branch located at 6 Jackson Street.
TRENTON – Assemblyman Patrick J. Diegnan Jr. blasted NJTV for failing to cover Gov. Chris Christie’s press conference this afternoon. While the governor was announcing that he would not run for president, the successor to NJN followed its regular broadcast schedule and showed a children’s cartoon.
ELIZABETH — The Union County Homicide Task Force is investigating the suspicious death of a 72-year-old man found inside his home earlier this morning, Union County First Assistant Prosecutor Albert Cernadas, Jr. announced.
PERTH AMBOY — Mayor Wilda Diaz celebrated the seniors of Perth Amboy during the fourth annual Senior Appreciation Day Picnic held Sept. 28 at the Alexander F. Jankowski Community Center on Olive Street.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie announced that he would not enter the 2012 presidential race at a 1 p.m. press conference today. “New Jersey, whether you like it or not, you’re stuck with me,” the governor said.
STATE — New Jersey Health and Senior Services Commissioner Mary O’Dowd visited a pediatric flu clinic at the Center for Health Education Medicine and Dentistry in Lakewood today to highlight the importance of getting a flu shot and practicing good hygiene habits to reduce the spread of flu, colds and respiratory illnesses.
TRENTON – Two New Jersey men have pleaded guilty for their roles in a stolen vehicle ring, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Acting Insurance Fraud Prosecutor Ronald Chillemi announced.
CRANFORD – The Union County College Foundation will be celebrating its 19th Annual Gala on Nov. 3, at the Grand Summit Hotel. Held to raise money for scholarships for students, the event helps further the core mission of the College, to provide students with affordable, accessible, and quality education.
UNION COUNTY — The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is proud to announce that Magnet High School and The Academy for Information Technology (AIT) have gained national recognition for academic excellence in a new “Best High Schools for Math and Science” survey from US News & World Report.
RAHWAY – The Rahway Knights of Columbus, located at the corner of Jaques and Inman avenues, will host a Halloween dance on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 7-11 p.m. The price ($40 per couple, or $25 per person) includes dinner, dessert, soft drinks and dancing.)