WESTFIELD—Just as song lyrics from “Barnum” invite everyone to “Just join the circus like you wanted to, when you were a kid. Climb aboard before it moves on and you’ll thank your lucky stars you did,” so director Kenneth Horn hopes that aspiring actors, in grades 6 through 12, will join the cast of the Summer Stage Theater in the 2010 production of “Barnum” this July.
PERTH AMBOY—Perth Amboy Catholic School hosted a Teacher’s Discovery Traveling Exhibit featuring the colorful murals of artist Diego Rivera, considered a national treasure of Mexico.
RAHWAY—Austin Jackson, a freshman at Rahway High School, has been selected to participate in the National Young Leaders State Conference.
RAHWAY—On Friday, Feb. 5, students from the jazz band, concert band, chorus, and musical theater classes at Rahway High School held a showcase of their talents during the second annual Cabaret Night.
In regards to the incident at Newark Liberty International Airport: The plan to introduce legislation to make it a crime to enter restricted airport area should also include “having someone replace a guard ‘briefly leaving his post.”
ELIZABETH — You could search all over New Jersey, but it would be hard to find a worse place to live than Elizabeth. That’s the finding of researchers at Monmouth University’s Polling Institute who compiled New Jersey Monthly’s 2010 Top…
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie and Department of Environmental Protection Acting Commissioner Bob Martin today expressed outrage over the Army Corps of Engineers’ plans to start the deepening of the Delaware River’s main shipping channel without updating sediment studies, providing alternatives to disposing dredged sediments in South Jersey or implementing measures to prevent dredging equipment from polluting the air.
PERTH AMBOY—A Perth Amboy man was sentenced today to serve 22 years in prison for sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl on a number of occasions between September 2007, and January 2008, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced.
STATE – U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg has been diagnosed with cancer in the stomach and will begin receiving chemotherapy treatment.
TRENTON – A bipartisan package of legislation to reform the state’s public employee pension and benefits system was unanimously released by the Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Committee on Thursday.
RAHWAY—That Mayor Kennedy, the Rahway City Council and Administrator & Redevelopment Director Peter Pelissier would even consider paying $90,000 for a piano at this time just shows how out of tune these people are with the residents of this city, says GOP Municipal Chairman Patrick Cassio.
NEW BRUNSWICK – A former New Brunswick elementary school security guard has pleaded guilty to a charge of kissing and fondling a 13-year-old female student, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced Thursday.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Federal Trade Commission announced a new crackdown on con artists who are preying on unemployed Americans with job-placement and work-at-home scams, promoting empty promises that they can help people get jobs in the federal government, as movie extras, or as mystery shoppers; or make money working from their homes stuffing envelopes or assembling ornaments.