NEW BRUNSWICK—Rutgers University has an atheist chaplain. Barry Klassel, an avowed atheist, is the state university’s first humanist chaplain and one of only four on a college campus in the entire country. [smartads] “Secular humanists don’t look to gods or…
ROSELLE – An expanded learning program at Roselle Public Schools has been chosen as a model by the Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest at Learning Point Associates, officials recently announced.
LINDEN—Thirty of Linden’s youngest citizens recently took part in a pumpkin painting contest organized by the city’s recreation department and Halloween Parade Committee. All of the children were declared winners.
SCOTCH PLAINS – Lumbar spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal causing a wide range of symptoms. Find out how this condition can be treated at a free program November 4 at the RWJ Rahway Fitness & Wellness Center.
ELIZABETH – Elizabeth school officials have advised parents that pre-school students need to receive both a seasonal flu vaccination and a pneumococcal vaccination, or they could find themselves excluded from the classroom after New Years.
PERTH AMBOY—Cadet Jaquay Little graduated from the New Jersey National Guard ChalleNGe Youth Program on Aug. 29. Little, of Perth Amboy, is one of the 105 New Jersey teens in the program’s 30th graduating class.
JERSEY CITY—Sophomore forward JULIA CASERES (Union, NJ/Union) scored twice and freshman forward ASHLEY CUNHA (Edison, NJ/Edison) contributed a game-tying goal and an assist as New Jersey City University notched three unanswered goals and defeated William Paterson University 3-1 Wednesday afternoon.
LINDEN—Linden AARP Chapter #1894 will meet on Friday, Oct. 23, at the Linden Presbyterian Church, 1506 Orchard Terrace at 1. p.m. The Board of Directors will meet at noon at the church. A social period with refreshments will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
LINDEN—Children learn Karate at the Linden Department of Public Property and Community Services’ Gregorio Center Building.
ROSELLE PARK—To celebrate the first anniversary of the Art Gallery at The Casano Community Center, a dinner will be held on Nov. 4 from 6 – 8 p.m. The cost is $10 per person, all proceeds will go to help the gallery install a new exhibit hanging system.
ELIZABETH—The New Jersey State Library, in partnership with PSEG, has made free homework assistance available to the students in Elizabeth through the popular Homework Help NJ program.
EATONTOWN – The state Department of Environmental Protection honored the Edison Department of Public Works as a New Jersey recycling leader, Acting Commissioner Mark N. Mauriello announced Oct. 14.
About the only thing that sets “Couples Retreat” apart from the annual dozen or so movies of its formulaic ilk is that Peter Billingsley directs it. You know, little, bespectacled Ralphie in “A Christmas Story” (1983) who, despite Mom’s admonitions that he’ll shoot his eye out, prays night and day for Santa to bring him a BB gun.