TRENTON – The Assembly approved a bill that would require the state Department of Education to include cheerleading in the student-athlete head injury safety training program last week.
TRENTON – The Assembly passed a bill that would require individuals arrested on suspicion of most violent crimes to contribute samples to New Jersey’s DNA database by a vote of 67-4-7 last week. The bill now goes to the governor for his consideration.
SOUTH RIVER – Sunny skies welcomed dozens of local residents to the grand re-opening of The Provident Bank’s newly-renovated South River branch on Saturday, June 18 at 6 Jackson Street in South River.
ELIZABETH – Postal Service officials are asking dog owners to do their part to reduce the frequency of dog bite injuries.
PERTH AMBOY — Raritan Bay Medical Center Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Raritan Bay Medical Center (RBMC), recently received a $12,500 grant from Northfield Bank Foundation in support of the medical center’s Center for Women, a Hologic designated Pink Ribbon FacilityTM.
MOUNTAINSIDE — The Union County Summer Arts Festival concert series begins its 51st season of music on Wednesday evening, July 6, with a performance by “American Rapture” – a 17-member Rock and Soul Revue complete with marvelous singers and plenty of brass. This free concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in Echo Lake Park in Mountainside.
PARSIPPANY — Fans will come together to celebrate the hit TV series Supernatural when Creation Entertainment brings to Parsippany an unforgettable weekend called The Salute to Supernatural Convention. This three-day event will take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 8-10, Hilton Parsippany Hotel, 1 Hilton Court.
LINDEN – The Linden Department of Public Property and Community Services will present the Golden Falcon Baseball Camp in Linden from Monday, July 18, to Thursday, July 21.
EDISON – The Edison Recreation Department will offer an adult co-ed softball league for the 18th season beginning in September. Teams will pay an entrance fee of $200; the league is open to everyone.