ROSELLE — Mayor Garrett Smith, facing a strong challenge from former Councilman Joseph O’Halloran, is defending his record and questioning the qualification of his opponent.
LINDEN — Two council members who are being challenged for re-election voted to raise taxes by about $100 in a preliminary budget but some political insiders say homeowners should prepare for worse news after the June 7 primary election.
NEW BRUNSWICK – What started off as a wish fulfilled for one young person being treated for cancer has grown into a spectacular evening of pomp and pageantry for dozens of teen hematology/oncology patients. They won’t soon forget their night at the prom.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie has signed legislation to bar those convicted of crimes from serving on school boards and requiring board members to undergo criminal checks has been signed into law.
EDISON – Current Wardlaw-Hartridge junior Aryaman Nichani spoke to his Upper School classmates on the morning of May 24 about his many years of visiting Special School for the Severely Orthopedically Handicapped (SSSOH) in Chennai, India.
SUMMIT — The Summit Festival of Fine Arts & Crafts, a juried outdoor event held in downtown Summit, is set for July 24 along Beechwood Road and Union Place.
PERTH AMBOY — A dramatic recreation of the arrest of Royal Governor William Franklin, son of Benjamin Franklin, will be held on Sunday, June 5, at 2 p.m. at the Proprietary House, 149 Kearny Avenue, Perth Amboy. Governor Franklin will be portrayed by Perth Amboy’s own Kurt Epps.
METUCHEN – The environmental nonprofit Edison Wetlands Association, Rutgers University, Wild New Jersey and Bayshore Recycling will host the premiere screening of NJN’s hour-long documentary, “Rescuing a River: The Raritan” on Tuesday, June 14, at 6:45 p.m. at the Metuchen Forum Theater, located at 314 Main Street.
MILLTOWN — The Women’s Center at Jewish Family and Vocational Service of Middlesex County is presenting a workshop on “Divorce: What Every Woman Needs to Know”.