Cops Question Cuts

ELIZABETH – The city’s police chief has asked the school board how it can justify reducing the security budget for monitoring Elizabeth’s 5,000 high school students at a time when it got an injection of approximately $80 million in additional state aid.

Community Calendar

Elizabeth AARP • Sept. 23 at 1 p.m. – Elizabeth AARP Chapter 5439 will hold their monthly meeting at the New Zion Baptist Church, 800 Flora St., Elizabeth. New members welcome. Info: 1-908-342-6920.

Avans Nets Goal In NJCU Victory

JERSEY CITY – Junior midfielder Gabriel Avans (Roselle Park /Union Catholic) scored a goal in New Jersey City University’s 4-3 overtime victory over St. Joseph’s College (LI) in a non-conference game on Wednesday at the Robert L. McNulty Memorial Soccer Field.

Movie Review: “Drive” – Fasten Your Seatbelts

Director Nicolas Winding Refn’s “Drive,” starring Ryan Gosling as a stunt driver who moonlights as a getaway man (or is it vice versa?) is equipped with four speeds. There’s the prelude, where maybe we learn something about Driver; the complication, when he meets the gal; the ensuing crime drama; and then a power shift that throws us for a loop.