RAHWAY—Third grade students from Franklin School in Rahway recently visited United Water Company of Rahway. Students took a tour of the facility, learning about how water is collected, treated and sent to their homes. Third graders even go to go in the famous water tower.
TRENTON – The number of teen drivers and teen passengers killed in motor vehicle crashes in New Jersey dropped for the third consecutive year in 2008 to 59, down from 68 in 2007 and 73 in 2006.
ELIZABETH—A “Grand Reunion” for all classes of Benedictine Academy in Elizabeth (including women who attended the BA Paterson campus) was held on Saturday, Oct. 17 in Elizabeth. Nearly two hundred alumnae of the all-female Catholic college prep secondary school attended.
SAYREVILLE—The Middlesex County Public Health Department is reporting that a raccoon tested positive for rabies in Sayreville, in the vicinity of Chevalier Avenue and Oak Street.
EDISON—Kindergarteners at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison marked the Hindu festival of Diwali on Monday, Oct. 19.
EDISON—Students at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison celebrated Spirit Week with several themes such as “Identical Day,” “Beach Day” and “Blast from the Past.” Wednesday, October 21, was especially meaningful as Upper School students expressed their support for breast cancer awareness during “Pink Day.”
EDISON—The Township of Edison has gained the environmentally-conscious Tree City USA® status.
PERTH AMBOY — When a crisis affects the community, the Cathedral International Church answers the call with a solution. In response to the nearly double-digit unemployment rate in New Jersey and one of the nation’s hardest economic downturns since the Great Depression, Cathedral International in Perth Amboy will host a career fair for its members and the surrounding communities.
CLARK – Performers from The Surflight Theatre in Beach Haven performed a play entitled “Maggie McGee and the Good Character Bandwagon” for the students of F.K. Hehnly Elementary School in Clark.
SCOTCH PLAINS – The Union Catholic Performing Arts Company will perform their fall play “Noises Off,” on Nov. 5, 6 and 7 at 7 p.m.
NEWARK— It’s easy to be scared about Halloween, especially if you’re a parent trying to supervise your child’s safety. The key concerns about safety, however, particularly in regard to candy poisonings, are no different in October than during the rest of the year, according to NJPIES, the New Jersey Poison & Education System.
EDISON—Andres Lara, a motivational speaker, will talk at Middlesex County College Monday, Nov. 2 at 11 a.m. in the College Center, Cafeteria C. The event is free and open to the public.
ELIZABETH—Elizabeth Public Schools held a Perfect Score Rally on Wednesday, Oct. 21, to celebrate the excellent achievement of 276 students in grades three through eight who scored perfect scores of 300 on the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge.