NEWARK—Sarah Carter Brown barely escaped a lynch mob in Georgia, experienced the cruelty of the Jim Crow laws, and survived the Great Depression by cleaning homes for ten cents an hour.
UNION COUNTY—The Bayway Complex Community Advisory Panel (CAP) will be awarding four $1,000 scholarships to eligible students living in Linden, Rahway, Elizabeth and Staten Island.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The more than 200,000 New Jerseyans suffering from psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis got a boost for the new year when the federal government approved $1.5 million to launch the first-ever psoriasis patient registry at the Centers for Disease Control.
EDISON – The Edison Recreation Department will be accepting team applications for the Summer 2010 Softball Program beginning Monday, Feb. 8. All applications are due back on or before Monday, March 5.
ELIZABETH—Three seniors at Benedictine Academy have been named “Edward J. Bloustein Distinguished Scholars” for 2010. Priscille Dossekou and Barbara Diogo, both of Newark, and Thanita Kennedy of Hillside were honored.
WATCHUNG – Roselle Park digital artist Leona M Seufert is displaying three of her surreal works in the hob’art cooperative gallery’s exhibit “Binaries” at the Watchung Art Center, open from Feb. 1-27. There will be a reception on Feb. 7 from 1-4 p.m.
I was disappointed earlier this month when I read Mayor Kennedy’s address to the city of Rahway. In the middle of economic uncertainty, many Rahway residents are struggling to pay high taxes, sewer, and water bills.
MILWAUKEE, Wisc. – With the 2010 Olympic Winter Games taking place Feb. 12 – 28, the world’s best athletes continue the famed sports competition that began in ancient Greece. In today’s world, the age-old challenge of sustaining an exercise routine is still with us.
RAHWAY – The girls’ swimming team at Linden High School challenged Arthur L. Johnson High School of Clark at the Rahway Branch of the Union County YMCA on Tuesday, Jan. 26.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Middlesex County Freeholder Carol Barrett, liaison to the county’s Open Space Committee, announced the winners of the Tamarack Hollow Preserve trail naming contest on Wednesday.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY—Two Middlesex County students have been chosen to receive internships through the New Jersey Association of Counties(NJAC)/Wal-Mart Green Internship Program, Middlesex County Freeholder Ronald G. Rios, liaison to the county’s vocational and technical schools announced.
LINDEN—Parents and children who attended Family Science Nights at Linden School 6 in January learned how science can be a part of their lives.
PITMAN—No athlete in NCAA Division III has jumped as high as New Jersey City University sophomore La’shonda Carter this season.