NEW BRUNSWICK — The New Jersey Coalition for Battered Women along with its member agencies, advocates and survivors in the fight to end domestic violence will come together at Rutgers University, Brower Commons, on Oct. 13 in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The event will feature “Baring Our Soles,” a special display using shoes to tell stories of suffering and survival.
METUCHEN — Bishop Paul G. Bootkoski will serve as principal celebrant of the Diocese of Metuchen’s 10th annual Blue Mass to be held at the Cathedral of St. Francis of Assisi, Metuchen, on Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 10 a.m.
HAMILTON – Thousands of consumers each year complain about car repair rip-offs. And in these tough financial times, it’s more important than ever for motorists to protect their cars and their wallets. AAA Mid-Atlantic is observing National Car Care Month in October by warning motorists about the top ten car repair rip-offs and advising car owners where to find trustworthy automotive services.
PERTH AMBOY — Board certified orthopedic surgeon Kenneth G. Swan, Jr., MD, has joined Raritan Bay Medical Center’s Human Motion Institute and added a new office location to his practice Brunswick Orthopaedic Associates in the hospital’s Medical Pavilion at Perth Amboy, 516 Lawrie Street.
JERSEY CITY — Senior striker Julia Caseres (Union) is the New Jersey City University Women’s Athlete of the Week for the third time this season and the 13th time in her three-year Gothic Knight career.
Political commentator James J. Devine calls for unity as we pursue solutions to America’s problems: “At its heart, the frustration among voters in this deeply divided nation is essentially rooted in one thing: There has been a class war waged against the working middle class for nearly thirty years and its effect is finally being felt.”
ELIZABETH — Trinitas Regional Medical Center, in partnership with the Greater New York Kidney Foundation, will again serve as a Kidney Early Evaluation Program (KEEP) site where members of the community can receive valuable health screenings to determine if they are at risk for kidney disease.
ELIZABETH– For the second consecutive year members, staff, family and friends of Community Access Unlimited (CAU) ignored the dark clouds of both rain and a stubborn economy and proved that the desire to help others is greater than both, raising nearly $37,000 at the 2011 Ira Geller Memorial Walk-A-Thon. The support exceeded last year’s total of $30,000 and the 2009 amount of $20,000.
PITMAN — Freshman midfielder Amanda Filippone (Kenilworth/David Brearley) has been selected as the New Jersey Athletic Conference Women’s Soccer Rookie of the Week for week six of the 2011 season after scoring two goals and adding two assists in a 2-1 week of non-conference action for the New Jersey City University women’s soccer team as the Gothic Knights improved to 11-3 overall.