“The Town” – It’s the One Without Pity

Unsettling via the ugly little, crime-absorbed world it unearths, director Ben Affleck’s “The Town” blends old style action-drama with a shock and awe rawness common to our times. While a part of you may wish that the distasteful sociology had remained under its slimy rock, your captivated half is sure to be rendered mouth agape and at seat’s edge.

Social Media Presentations for Business Owners

CLARK— Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Rothman Institute for Entrepreneurship will host a presentation by Brian Moran, called “Leveraging Social Media to Grow Your Business,” at The Crowne Plaza Hotel in Clark on Friday, Oct. 1, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Community Calendar

Pink Ribbon Run • Sept. 25 – Perth Amboy will host the Central NJ Pink Ribbon 5K Run and 1-Mile Health Walk to benefit Susan G. Komen For The Cure. On site registration and t-shirt pick-up will begin at 10 a.m. at 302 Front Street.

Writer’s Block: Keep It Simple

I have a cousin who likes to talk on the phone. She usually calls at exactly the same time that I am ready to unwind in quiet bliss for the first time since the alarm went off at 5 a.m. Truthfully, I don’t want to open my mouth in the evening for anything except maybe that nice glass of merlot staring at me. All I need to do is say, “Ahhh” and the conversation is over

Concert Artists Open Season At Kean University On Oct. 14

HILLSIDE — The Concert Artist Program of Kean University opens its 11th season with En France on Oct. 14 at 8 p.m. in Enlow Recital Hall. The concert program will feature works by French composers—well-known and unknown—including the profoundly beautiful Trio for Flute, Viola, and Harp by Claude Debussy.