PERTH AMBOY — The Friends of the Perth Amboy Free Public Library are hosting the second annual Taste of Perth Amboy on Tuesday, Sept. 20, from 6-8:30 p.m. in the auditorium of St. Demetrious Greek Orthodox Church on Wisteria Street and Sadowski Parkway in Perth Amboy.
EDISON – The 2011 Simon GamePlay Tour – a one-day event connecting fans of all ages to the hottest video games before they are officially launched and available in stores – will come to Menlo Park Mall in Edison on Tuesday, Aug. 30.
NEW BRUNSWICK — New Brunswick Elks Lodge 324 will be donating a flagpole and a plaque to the city on Sunday, Sept. 11, during a special ceremony at 1 p.m. at Boyd Park on Route 18 in New Brunswick to commemorate the tenth anniversary of 9/11.
STATE — Assembly Republican Conference Leader Jon Bramnick (R-Union) has been named as a recipient of the New Jersey State Chamber of Commerce’s Legislator of the Year award. Bramnick will be presented with the award at the Chamber’s Business and Legislative Awards Reception at Bally’s Atlantic City on Sept. 27.
BERKELEY HEIGHTS — Runnells Specialized Hospital of Union County recently welcomed singers from Merck’s offices in Union, Whitehouse Station and Cokesbury, who entertained some of the facility’s residents.
NORFOLK, Va. — Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Anthony E. Pall, son of Angela Garcia of Elizabeth, is deploying in support of Operation Enduring Freedom as part of a Provincial Reconstruction Team.
EDISON — The Middlesex County College Child Care Center ended the summer with a special day of fun in August. The children enjoyed face painting, crafts, ice cream, pony rides and a petting zoo. Here, Harry Liu of Edison makes friends with a goat.
BRISTOL, R.I. — Kelsey T. Borden, a resident of Clark, was named to the Spring 2011 Dean’s List at Roger Williams University.
COLUMBUS, Ga. — Army Pvt. Hedy Reyes Antigua, son of Hedy Reyes of Linden, has graduated from the Infantryman One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. The training consists of Basic Infantry Training and Advanced Individual Training.