Carteret Prepares For Battle Of The Bands

CARTERET – Local music groups are invited to participate in Carteret’s Battle of the Bands next month. The free event, presented by Mayor Dan Reiman and the Carteret Arts Committee, will take place at Carteret Waterfront Park on Saturday, Aug. 20, beginning at 5 p.m.

Indo-American Cultural Society Plans Picnic

ISELIN – The Indo-American Cultural Society will hold a summer picnic on Sunday, July 17, from 1-7 p.m. at Merrill Park in Iselin. The event is free for life members and their families, provided they register before Tuesday, July 12. There is a $10 fee for guests.

NJ Legislature Bans Fracking, Supports RGGI

TRENTON – The state Legislature handed environmentalists two victories last week by banning a controversial natural gas drilling technique and affirming support for New Jersey’s participation in a regional program designed to reduce the production of greenhouse gases.