ELIZABETH — Students at Benedictine Academy, an all-female Catholic high school in Elizabeth, auditioned for roles in the academy’s Christmas production on Oct. 21 under the direction of Liz McConahay, the veteran Broadway actress who is managing the school’s theatre arts program.
I’d be afraid to work for the King of Pop, even if I could sing and dance. Per “Michael Jackson’s This Is It,” the postmortem paean culled from rehearsal film by director Kenny Ortega, it looks too hard…all those steps. While we get no new skinny on Michael, this colorful peek into the precision he aspired to is sometimes a divulging testament in itself.
CARTERET—Borough emergency service departments have been approved for $100,000 grant as from the 2009-2010 Carteret Special Improvement District budget, Mayor Daniel Reiman and the Carteret Business Partnership have announced.
MOUNTAINSIDE— New Jerseyans e-filed a record 2.78 million federal income tax returns during 2009 for tax year 2008, up nearly 8 percent from last year’s total of 2.58 million e-filers. About two out of three New Jersey taxpayers, 65 percent, e-filed this year; out of the 4.2 million returns filed.
HILLSIDE — Volunteers will be at five locations in Middlesex County, to collect frozen turkeys, non-perishable food, and donations on Saturday, Nov. 21.
SAYREVILLE – An 86-year-old Sayreville man was attacked and robbed in his Main Street home Wednesday morning, according to police.
Oct. 26 at 12:17 a.m. – Officers Robert Zarzycki and Thomas McComb investigated a theft on Westfield Avenue. The case remains active.
RAHWAY—The children at Roosevelt School recently received books through the Reading Is Fundamental program.
ROSELLE – Students at Grace Wilday Junior High School learned a lesson on Hispanic culture from their fellow students on last month.
The National Retail Federation has updated its “Buyer Beware” list of common household items sold through online auction sites. Certain products, including diabetes supplies, according to the NRF, have a higher than average risk of being stolen or tainted, and, therefore, can pose serious health risks to consumers.
ELIZABETH—To make healthcare more accessible to children in Elizabeth, the Schering-Plough Foundation has given $250,000 to the Foundation of the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) in support of the New Jersey Children’s Health Project.
WHITEHOUSE STATION – Pharmaceutical giant Merck completed its acquisition of drugmaker Schering-Plough on Tuesday and corporate leadership is evaluating which employees and facilities will be retained by the company.
UNION—The Children’s Department of the Union Public Library has scheduled the following programs at the Vauxhall Branch during the month of December: