UNION COUNTY – The Concerned Citizens of Union County (CCUC) are planning to hold a weekly Friday after noon vigil, beginning today, to oppose the construction of a TD Bank branch at the corner of Morris and North Avenues on the Elizabeth, Hillside and Union border. The vigil will take place from 5-6 p.m.
Musical Theatre • May 21 at 7 p.m.; May 22 at 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.; May 23 at 3 p.m. – The Forum Theatre Arts Center, 314 Main St., Metuchen, will present “Grease” performed by the theatre’s Stars on Stage.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY — Do you have questions about the best way to water your tomatoes? Maybe you found an unfamiliar bug in your house. If you find yourself asking these types of questions, Middlesex County’s Extension office is ready to assist you with the Master Gardener Helpline.
ROSELLE PARK–The Women’s Ministry of the Church of the Assumption in cooperation with Bethlehem Judah Christian Fellowship of Elizabeth and the Interfaith Council of Roselle/Roselle Park/Linden/Elizabeth is sponsoring a “Unity in Prayer” gathering on June 6 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Michael J. Mauri Gazebo Park located on the corner of Chestnut St. and E. Grant Avenue in Roselle Park.
STATE — The New Jersey Department of Education released preliminary results showing that thousands of students who had previously failed the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA), have successfully passed required assessment tests, demonstrating they had mastered the basic skills needed to earn a high school diploma.
SCRANTON, Pa. — Megan Etzel of Clark was among the 174 University of Scranton students inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta, the national honor society of freshmen, at a ceremony held recently on campus.
EDISON — Incorporating technology into the 21st century classroom, seventh graders in Sofia Tamayo’s Spanish class at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in North Edison presented Spanish stories to Aurea Hernández-Webster’s second grade Spanish class on May 20.
JERSEY CITY– At its Sixth Annual Dinner and Awards Night at Puccini’s Restaurant in Jersey City, the Rotary Club of Jersey City-Daybreak recognized Jean Quinn, vice president of corporate communications at The Provident Bank, with a Community Service Award.
LAKEWOOD, NJ – The BlueClaws blew yet another late lead Thursday night, falling to the West Virginia Power 4-3.
NEWARK – The Newark Bears earned a doubleheader and series split as they took the series finale 3-2 over the Bridgeport Bluefish on Thursday night at Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium. The Bears fell 15-6 in the game one of the doubleheader earlier in the day.
ELIZABETH — St. Mary of the Assumption High School announced that 39 students have been inducted into the National Honor Society.
TRENTON – For the third time this season, Rowan University defeated Kean University, as the sixth seeded Profs advance in the winner’s bracket past the second-seeded Cougars, 8-3, in the NCAA Division III Mid-Atlantic Regional at Waterfront Park on Thursday evening.
Julianne Byun of J.P. Stevens High School (Edison) was presented a 2010 Caring Award by the Middlesex County Guidance Council.