PERTH AMBOY — Mayor Wilda Diaz announced a campaign to promote awareness of underage drinking.
TRENTON – Last week, the Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee unanimously approved a controversial bill that would establish a pilot program to encourage private corporations to pay for private school scholarships for low-income students in chronically failing public schools was released Thursday night by an Assembly panel.
ELIZABETH — An Elizabeth man was found guilty of reckless manslaughter in the beating death of 28-year-old man that occurred in 2006, according to Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Leonard Lance is expected to introduce a measure this week that asks the U.S. Supreme Court to rule expeditiously on the controversial health care overhaul signed into law by President Barack Obama last year.
UNION — The Union Public Library is commemorating Black History Month by holding an essay contest. This contest is open to all fifth grade students residing in the Township of Union.
CARTERET – The Carteret Public Library is collecting Pennies for Peace during the months of February and March. The goal of the program is to raise money to help build libraries at schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
SUMMIT — The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey has announced its 2011 summer camp and programs for kids and teens. Registration can be completed online at www.artcenternj.org or in person.
NEW BRUNSWICK—Six-time Grammy® Award-winning group, The Chieftains, will perform at the State Theatre in New Brunswick on Friday, Feb. 18, at 8 p.m.
EDISON — The Graham Lustig Dance Theatre’s performance of Beauty and the Beast will take place at Middlesex County College Sunday, Feb. 20 at 3:30 p.m. The event will be at the Performing Arts Center on the Edison campus.