ELIZABETH– People with disabilities at times face challenges in life that allow them to demonstrate their independence and self-sufficiency, yet falling in love is not one of those hurdles.
NEWARK—The Newark Public Library is featuring artwork created by veterans in the exhibition, “The Combat Paper Project: Healing through Art.” The exhibition highlights art on paper made from military uniforms, and may be viewed from April 1 through June 26 in the third floor gallery of the Main Library, 5 Washington Street, Newark.
FORT LEE, Va. – The son of a Carteret couple recently traded his Kevlar helmet for a chef’s hat during one of the largest culinary competitions of its kind in the United States.
PERTH AMBOY – City Council members failed to adopt an ordinance that would have switched Perth Amboy’s non-partisan municipal elections from May to November starting in 2012 at last week’s meeting.
ISELIN—Middlesex Water Company (NASDAQ: MSEX), a provider of water and wastewater services primarily in New Jersey and Delaware, announced Friday that it has entered into an agreement to purchase Montague Water Company, Inc. and Montague Sewer Company, Inc. in Montague, New Jersey.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Students from three area high schools were recognized last night as winners of Middlesex County’s first ever CleanPower Choice video PSA contest, which produced 30-second videos encouraging viewers to choose renewable energy sources to power their homes and businesses.
WOODBRIDGE –Woodbridge Town Hall will host a one-day ‘Passport Satellite Office’ on Thursday, April 1, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Middlesex County Clerk’s Office, along with the Woodbridge Township Municipal Clerk’s Office, will be accepting applications for U.S. Passports in the Council Meeting Room (First Floor), Woodbridge Municipal Building, located at 1 Main Street.
STATE—NJ Blood Services, which supplies blood products and services to 60 hospitals throughout the state, is in need of volunteers to work blood drives.
UNION – The Kean University baseball team used a ten run first inning and never looked back as they defeated Utica College, 23-1, Sunday afternoon from a cold and rainy Jim Hynes Stadium.
UNION – The Kean University softball team swept DeSales University in non-conference action on Sunday afternoon, as the Cougars scored the game-winning run in the bottom of eighth inning of the opener and won the nightcap 7-2.
CRANFORD—The Union County College Foundation’s 18th annual Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, April 26, at Shackamaxon Golf & Country Club located in Scotch Plains.
EDISON—Restaurants from all over the area will be offering samples of their best dishes at the Middlesex County College Alumni Association food tasting on Wednesday, April 21. The event, which will run from 6-9 p.m., is a fundraiser for the association’s scholarship fund.
RAHWAY – Ebenezer A.M.E. Church, located at 253 Central Avenue in Rahway, will hold a Holy Week Revival from Monday, March 29 through Friday, April 2.