I was in a film noir blah. There I sat once again, alone at my desk in the dim basement. It was Oscar picking time, that annual humbling when the critic is muscled into shedding all pretense of dignity and assumes the role of common handicapper. The Yanks were in the Florida sun, readying for the show. Me? I was making like a gambler, hoping to be a lucky so and so.
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.
WAYNE – A pair of conference titles and automatic NCAA Tournament bids will be on the line this weekend when William Paterson plays in both the women’s and men’s New Jersey Athletic Conference Basketball Tournament championship games.
UNION—Folk artist Spook Handy will be performing his Tales From the Road concert at the Union Public Library on Tuesday, March 2, at 7 p.m.
RAHWAY—Students at Franklin School in Rahway recently celebrated the 100th day of school! Students practiced counting to 100 in various ways.
RAHWAY—Eighth grade students at Rahway Middle School have been studying the properties of matter. Recently, Diane Camera’s science classes completed an investigation observing the different phase changes of ice as it is heated.
RAHWAY—Students at Franklin School in Rahway recently studied about U.S. Presidents. Second grade students listened to stories about President Abraham Lincoln in honor of his birthday.
RAHWAY—Grover Cleveland students in Rahway celebrated being one hundred days smarter on the 100th day of school last week.
PERTH AMBOY—Navy Seaman Sheilla Echevarria, daughter of Maria A. Quiles of Perth Amboy, was recently promoted to her current rank upon graduation from recruit training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
TRENTON – In an effort to reduce an impending automatic tax hike for New Jersey employers, Gov. Chris Christie proposed cutting the maximum weekly unemployment benefit payment by $50 and imposing a one-week waiting period before applicants could collect benefits.
NEW BRUNSWICK—An Edison man has been arrested and charged with kidnapping and endangering the welfare of a 20-month-old child, who was abandoned at a gas station in Newark, Del. over the weekend.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—By some key measures, Americans ages 18 to 29 are considerably less religious than older Americans, according to a new report released by the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life.
LINDEN – A 50-year-old Chinese tourist was robbed in the lobby of a Linden hotel Tuesday morning, police said.