NEWARK – The Newark Bears announced Thursday that J.R. House has been signed by the New York Mets organization and assigned to their Triple-A affiliate, Buffalo of the International league. The Bears’ backstop started 16 games in 2010.
GREENVILLE, S.C. – Jonathan Singleton homered in his second at bat as a BlueClaw and Matt Way gave up two runs over five to earn his second straight win as Lakewood topped Greenville 5-2 on Thursday night at Fluor Field.
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – The Bridgeport Bluefish defeated the Newark Bears 2-1 on Thursday night at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Leonard Lance (R-NJ-7) will hold a service academy information fair for Seventh Congressional District high school students on Saturday, June 12 in Woodbridge.
MOUNTAINSIDE – In what has become a favorite spring tradition, hundreds of gardening enthusiasts of all ages are expected to attend this year’s Master Gardeners of Union County annual Spring Garden Fair and Plant Sale.
PISCATAWAY – St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 1101 River Road, Piscataway, announces its 37th Annual Greek Festival, taking place May 14 – 16. Hours of operation are Friday, 11 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. – 1 a.m., and Sunday, noon– 8 p.m.
STATE – State Police officials remind personal watercraft operators that New Jersey personal watercraft laws have recently changed.
CRANFORD – While summer vacations are soon upon us, don’t mistake a casual pace for a slackened time frame. Rather, take advantage of this window of employment opportunity when the competition may be enjoying sun and fun while you land the job of your choice.
Document Shredding • May 15 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Prudential New Jersey Properties, 1260 Springfield Ave., New Providence, will hold a public document shredding event to help residents dispose of private household papers to protect against identity theft. Items that can be shredded include paper, books, magazines, binders and notepads.
WOODBRIDGE—Members of the American Legion Unit 87 Auxiliary in Woodbridge understand the sacrifice our Armed Forces have made to preserve freedom.
CRANFORD – On Saturday, May 15, Union County College will host “Band Together for Haiti: A Day of Culture.” This event is a benefit for Haiti relief efforts. Different events will be held throughout the day on the college’s Plainfield, Elizabeth, and Cranford campuses.
CLARK—On Sunday, May 16, from noon- 4 p.m., the Dr. Robinson Museum will host a children’s herb planting workshop. Children will learn about herbs, their uses and how to plant and care for herbs. Each child will take home a small starter herb garden they create themselves.
Director Jon Favreau, who tries to top or at least match his “Iron Man” (2008) with “Iron Man 2,” might have benefited from the baseball adage, “Don’t show ‘em all your pitches in the first three innings.”