CLARK — Tom Lewis, a 2011 graduate of Arthur L. Johnson High School, has been named a National Advanced Placement (AP) Scholar. The designation of National AP Scholar is a highly prestigious honor that is awarded to students nationally who receive an average score of at least 4 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams.
SOUTH AMBOY — On July 6, the Amboy Foundation presented a $1,000 check to the Dowdell Library Foundation to support the Sadie Pope Dowdell Public Library of South Amboy.
The Institute of Medicine, an independent panel of doctors and health experts, has just recommended that insurance companies be told to stop charging co-pays for contraception and several other types of women’s preventive health care in any new health plans. Ending those extra out-of-pocket insurance charges will be good for women’s health and good for women’s pocketbooks.
Should a 13-year-old be able to purchase a school-shooting simulator without parents’ knowledge or consent?
PERTH AMBOY—The Housing Authority of the City of Perth Amboy has awarded a $1.2 million contract for the partial demolition of John A. Delaney Homes to Richard E. Pierson Construction Co., Inc. of Pilesgrove, city officials announced this week. The contract work will include the demolition of 20 of the 29 residential buildings on the Delaney site and the garage building.
TRENTON – The Assembly Judiciary Committee will meet Wednesday to take testimony gauging the impact of the governor’s cuts to Legal Services of New Jersey and other legal assistance programs for the poor.
SEA GIRT – New Jersey Attorney General Paula T. Dow today hosted commencement exercises for 134 high school seniors from across the state as they completed a weeklong, police-oriented educational program with the 88th New Jersey State Police Trooper Youth Week training class. Of the 134 graduates, 9 of the cadets have a parent either active or retired from the State Police.
PERTH AMBOY — Raritan Bay Medical Center (RBMC) and the Raritan Bay Area YMCA have entered a partnership agreement allowing the medical center to be the exclusive provider of health and wellness programs for the longtime community resource.
Family Theatre • July 22, 23, 28, 29 & 30 at 8 p.m. & July 24 at 3 p.m. – Mystic Vision Players, in conjunction with the Linden Cultural Committee, will present their 19th summer season production “Once On This Island” at Linden High School Auditorium, 121 W. St. Georges Ave., Linden. Tickets are $15, or $12 for students and seniors. To purchase in advance, call 1-908-486-4144.