PERTH AMBOY – Fourteen foreclosed homes in the Greater Budapest area of Perth Amboy will be purchased and renovated using federal funds, then resold to help low-income families obtain affordable housing.
EDISON—Patriotism and the solemnity of Sept. 11 were not overlooked by second graders at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison, who created greeting cards for a local soldier serving in the United States Navy.
CLARK – On Sept. 11, Boy Scout Troop 310 of Clark visited local police and fire departments to thank them for their constant service to their communities as well as their assistance during the Sept. 11, 2001 rescue and recovery efforts.
SCOTCH PLAINS—Union Catholic High School juniors Brittany D’Annunzio and Marissa Mastrocola, both residents of Scotch Plains, utilized the summer of 2009 to expand their knowledge and skills beyond the classroom setting by participating in the People to People Student Ambassador Program.
JERSEY CITY—Sophomore striker JULIA CASERES (Union, NJ/Union) netted her 14th and 15th goals of the year, including one that snapped a 1-1 deadlock after sophomore midfielder KATLIN VARGO (Edison, NJ/Union Catholic) had tied it, and freshman forward ASHLEY CUNHA (Edison, NJ/Edison) collected her 10th goal as New Jersey City University rallied from a 1-0 deficit to post its fifth consecutive victory, defeating Lancaster Bible College, 4-2, in a non-conference women’s soccer game on Wednesday at the Robert L. McNulty Memorial Soccer Field.
The review of director Shane Acker’s “9” you really want to read is preferably rendered by a bright, precocious adolescent who, after attending Carnegie Mellon, hopes to excel in an occupation for which there is yet no name. He or she could condescendingly inform why this animated bit of post-apocalyptic sci-fi is either “awesome” or “just so puerile.”
CLARK – Clark Unico scholarship winners Matthew Calo, Michael Calavano and Nina Sinicropi pose with Brian Picolo winners Loralyn Sortino and Louis Caporoso at the organization’s recent installation dinner.
CLARK – Renae LaPrete, Clark Interim Superintendent of Schools, receives a plaque and a book on Italian immigration from Clark Unico member Henry Varriano.
CLARK – What’s cool at the Clark Public Library? Sundays are once again Family Fun Days at the Clark Public Library. The library is now open from 1 to 5 p.m. every Sunday and will offer programs suitable for children and families each Sunday afternoon.
CLARK – Ralph Bernardo, newly-elected president of Clark Unico for 2009-10, receives congratulations from outgoing President Daniel Violante at the group’s recent installation dinner.
UNION – The Department of Theatre at Kean University will reunite decades of alumni in “Encore! a Theatre Retrospective,” on Saturday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m. in Kean’s Wilkins Theatre.
VILLANOVA, Pa. – While technologies such as Blackberries, Wii and Laptops have added convenience and entertainment to many people’s lives, they are also creating an influx of overuse injuries in many adults and children.
STATE – National Hispanic Heritage Month is Sept. 15 through Oct. 15, and New Jersey Blood Services, a division of the New York Blood Center, is calling on the community to help meet the great need for blood from diverse…