WOODBRIDGE –The Barron Arts Center will present the Cobra Brothers on Thursday, June 17, at 8 p.m. to kick off “Red, White & Blues: Jazz & Blues from the Garden State,” a concert series running through the summer of 2010. Admission is free and everyone is welcome to attend.
CLARK — The St. John the Apostle School Forensics Team, Clark, placed second among 17 schools at the Union Catholic Forensics Tournament for Middle Schools, held Monday, May 24, in Scotch Plains.
LAKEWOOD – The Greensboro Grasshoppers scored six runs in the first inning off BlueClaws starter Jonathan Pettibone, and Lakewood fell Sunday afternoon 6-2.
RAHWAY — It was another successful year at the 2010 Rahway Olympic Day thanks to Trish Williams, a special education teacher in the Rahway school system and many students from Rahway High School like Megan Buckely and Anthony Knight, who helped volunteer on this special day.
CLARK — Through Sunday, East Coast Conditioning leads the Clark Men’s Softball League with a 10-1 record.
RAHWAY — Students from Roosevelt School and the Rahway Middle School participated in the Special Olympics recently held at the Rahway Recreation Center.
NORFOLK, Va. — Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Jerry Melvin, a 1999 graduate of Elizabeth High School and assigned to the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) and the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), recently received the 2009 Admiral Flatley Memorial Award.
BRIDGEWATER– The Newark Bears shutout the Somerset Patriots 4-0 on Sunday afternoon at TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater.
GREAT LAKES, Ill. — Navy Seaman Walter A. Wenzel, Jr, a 2006 graduate of Sayreville War Memorial High School, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
ELIZABETH — A licensed pharmacist pled guilty last week to second degree insurance fraud and has agreed to reimburse an insurance company more than $235,000, said Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow.
TRENTON – A housing advocate said that state Sen. Raymond Lesniak is trying to redirect $20 million from the state’s housing trust fund to aid a private developer renovating apartments down the street from the Democrat’s Elizabeth home.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. economy added 431,000 jobs in May, according to Keith Hall, commissioner of the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. However, the majority of the job growth could be attributed to the hiring of temporary workers for the U.S. Census.
TRENTON – Three insurance brokers from Maryland and their two companies were indicted Thursday on charges that they conspired to steal $216,495 from the City of Perth Amboy by collecting payments for a non-existent “wellness program” for city employees, officials said.