NEW YORK, N.Y. – Nearly a quarter of college admissions officers that responded to a survey, said that they checked applicants’ pages on Facebook or other social networking sites, Kaplan Test Prep announced. When Kaplan first began asking in 2008, only 10 percent of schools said that they did.
RAHWAY… The September day was perfect for golfers as they teed off at RWJ Rahway Foundation’s 28th Annual Golf Classic at Echo Lake Country Club in Westfield on Monday. “It was a great day for RWJ Rahway,” said Honorary Golf Chairman Dr. Barry Benisch, Rahway Pathology, P.A.
NEW BRUNSWICK — Authorities are investigating the death of a New Brunswick man who was fatally shot by city police during an incident just after midnight, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced.
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.
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.
SCOTCH PLAINS — It’s that time of year again…time for the Scotch Plains – Fanwood Fall Town Wide Garage Sale and you are going to want a map. On Saturday, Sept. 24, many garage sales are taking place in Scotch Plains and Fanwood.
PERTH AMBOY — For the second year in a row, a Perth Amboy Catholic School student won first place in the State of New Jersey in The Partnership for a Drug Free New Jersey Alcohol Awareness Contest.
RAHWAY — Rahway Police Department has decided to re-implement the Nixle Alert System, which allows police send to information directly to registered residents via cellular phone text message (SMS) and/or e-mail.
METUCHEN — The Diocese of Metuchen will celebrate its sixth Red Mass, which honors all those in the judicial system and legal profession, on Sunday, Oct. 9, at the Cathedral of St. Francis of Assisi in Metuchen.