New Jersey: Garden State Or Flooded State?

If New Jersey is the Garden State, our garden is watered by plentiful rivers, springs, streams and creeks flowing from corner to corner. Many waterways are out of sight and out of mind until they overflow their banks, as they did during Hurricane Irene and subsequent storms.

Linden’s Sarica Wins ECAC Honor

CENTERVILLE, Mass. — New Jersey City University senior left defender Nicole Sarica (Linden) has been selected as the first Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III Upstate/Metro Region Defensive Player of the Week of the 2011 season.

Community Calendar

Cholesterol Screening • Sept. 16 from 10 a.m. – noon – Overlook Medical Center will conduct cholesterol screenings at the Westfield Board of Health, 425 East Broad St. Call 1-800-247-9580 to register. Fee: $10

DEP And Mercer County Reach Agreement To Preserve Trenton Archeological Site

TRENTON — The Department of Environmental Protection and Mercer County have agreed to a joint, cost-shared project to preserve and restore the Petty’s Run archeological site in Trenton and to create a historical interpretive center at the site, which is located adjacent to the Statehouse, DEP Commissioner Bob Martin and Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes announced today.

Long Hill Comm. Ctr. Hosts Pro Wrestling Event

LONG HILL — National Pro Wrestling Superstars will team up with the Knights of Columbus of Basking Ridge and Bernardsville, the Long Hill P.B.A, and the Bernards Township Regional Chamber of Commerce for a night of family-friendly pro wrestling excitement this month.

Back To School Blessing

CLARK — St. John the Apostle School in Clark opened the 2011-2012 school year with a special opening Mass on Sept. 8. The school’s 379 students received a special blessing from Father Robert McBride, pastor of St. John the Apostle Church.