STATE – Nearly $38 million in federal disaster assistance has been distributed to New Jerseyans recovering from Hurricane Irene, but yesterday Republicans in Congress blocked a bill to authorize $7 billion for natural disaster victims, injecting uncertainty into the flood recovery process.
JERSEY CITY — Senior left defender Nicole Sarica (Linden) has been named the NJCU women’s athlete of the week for the first time in her Gothic Knight career after being selected as the New Jersey Athletic Conference Women’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week for week two of the 2011 season.
RAHWAY — Franklin Elementary School in Rahway recently held their annual Back to School Night.
CARTERET–For over 35 years, the arrival of September in Carteret has brought with it the town’s Ethnic Day Festival, a day full of entertainment, foods, and crafts that celebrates the diversity that characterizes this suburban community. With the introduction of the Children’s Charity Trust Fund in 2003, Mayor Dan Reiman has since expanded the festivities to four days with the Children’s Charity Carnival and Charity Car Show.
CRANFORD — The Rave On! Band, presented by the Friends of the Cranford Public Library will play on Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 7:30 in the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Avenue.
UNION – The YM-YWHA of Union County will hold two lectures in conjunction with the National Council of Jewish Women.
CLARK — Clark Preschool students continued their lesson on shapes at snack time. They investigated circles and other shapes while they ate last week.
UNION — The Union Public Library will host the inaugural meeting of a new Scrabble Club on Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 7 p.m. Beginners, intermediate, and advanced Scrabble players are encouraged to become members.
Free Concert • Sept. 13 at 7:30 p.m. – The James Dean Band will play a salute to Duke Ellington & Count Basie at the Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade, 400 N. Wood Ave., Linden. Concert will be held at Linden High School, 121 West St. Georges Ave., in the event of rain.