TRENTON – The Assembly Education Committee on Thursday approved a bill that would require the design and construction of all new school facilities to incorporate the use of solar panels.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced the release of $3,918,262 in emergency contingency funding to help eligible low-income homeowners and renters meet their home energy needs in New Jersey.
PERTH AMBOY — The Perth Amboy Royal Garden Club By The Bay has announced plans for the club’s annual tea, “Through The Garden Gate, An Afternoon Tea.” The event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 9, at St. Peter’s Parish House, 183 Rector Street, from 2-6 p.m. Tickets are $25 each.
NEW BRUNSWICK — The Hub Kings are scheduled to return to their New Brunswick homebase in October.
EDISON – Temple Emanu-El, 100 James Street, Edison, has announced a series of events for October. All events take place at Temple Emanu-El unless otherwise noted.
NEW BRUNSWICK – P.M. Forni, professor, author and noted advocate of civil behavior as an essential component of society, will be featured at two public events to inaugurate Project Civility, a two-year, campuswide initiative being launched this month at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
CLARK – The Boy Scouts of Troop 310 are kicking off their Trail’s End Popcorn Sale in support of Operation Scouting Cares in conjunction with Operation New Jersey Cares which provides support to U.S. troops stationed on foreign ground who have ties to New Jersey.
WOODBRIDGE — Get a taste of some of New Jersey’s finest local handcrafted beer at the fourth annual Charity Beer Fest on Saturday, Sept. 25, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Parker Press Park in Woodbridge.
ELIZABETH – From October 4 to 22, Union County College will be offering a free ESL course for healthcare workers who are residents of the city of Elizabeth and are over the age of 18.
UNION — Union Library Director, Laurie Sansone, traveled to New Orleans ten months after Hurricane Katrina to attend the American Library Association Conference, the first major conference held in New Orleans after the disaster.
ELIZABETH –From Oct. 4 to Oct. 22, Union County College’s Retail Skills Center, located in Jersey Gardens Mall, will be offering free job training to all Elizabeth residents who qualify. The free job training will be in the areas of customer service and sales. Classes will be held daily from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
CLARK — Help improve the environmental condition of the Clark Reservoir by joining the Clark Environmental Commission for the eighth Annual Clark Reservoir Cleanup on Saturday, Oct. 2, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. In the event of rain, the cleanup will be held on Sunday, Oct. 3.
SCOTCH PLAINS – Union County residents will be able to take advantage of the county’s mobile document shredding program on Saturday, Sept. 25 in Scotch Plains.