PERTH AMBOY — Designed to promote the benefits of having a cleaner community, the Perth Amboy Business Improvement District (BID) has launched a community outreach and social marketing campaign that includes the “hiring” of a new city employee: the Litter Critter.
UNION — The Children’s Department of the Union Public Library has scheduled the following programs at the Main Library during the month of July:
HIGHLAND PARK – Mete Mavus wants to do right by Highland Park.
His new restaurant, Meeting Point, in the former Charlie Brown’s Steakhouse building at 247 Raritan Avenue, had a soft opening Monday and will have a grand opening in about a month. Mavus, who owns nine restaurants in Turkey, said he just wants to focus on Highland Park right now.
MILLTOWN — Jewish Family and Vocational Service of Middlesex County is offering computer training classes this summer. Classes begin the week of July 11.
LINDEN – State Sen. Nicholas P. Scutari and other members of Linden’s Yellow Ribbon Committee gathered recently to finish decorating the plaza in front of City Hall in honor of American soldiers stationed abroad.
Dear EarthTalk: Coastal areas here in the U.S. have taken a real beating in recent years due to natural disasters that many would argue are due to changing climate. What’s being done to safeguard these communities for when, say, the next Katrina hits? — Helen Kelman, Troy, NY
CAP DRAA, Morocco – The sun barely peeked over the horizon when the stillness was shattered by the roar of artillery. The son of a Roselle Park couple crawled out of his tent into the southern Moroccan morning to begin another day.
CRANFORD — Cranford High School student and senior class president Colleen Jones was honored with a barbecue and party at Atria Cranford on Tuesday, June 14.
DURHAM, N.H. – Two Elizabeth sudents have been named to the Dean’s List at the University of New Hampshire for the spring semester of the 2010 – 2011 academic year.