It is too long and rather imperfect. Still, as Judd Apatow’s “Funny People” chronicles the life and times of comedian George Simmons (Adam Sandler), you bask in the film’s warmhearted sense of humanity, laugh at the foibles dissected, and in time realize it is not unlike real life. That is, you have to put up with the bad parts to enjoy the good parts.
SAYREVILLE—The Middlesex County Public Health Department will host a Pandemic Preparedness Program for Schools on Thursday, Aug. 13, at the Middlesex County Fire Academy, Sayreville.
PERTH AMBOY –Federal Hill at Perth Amboy, a residential redevelopment project being constructed by Kaplan Companies, is moving forward with Phase 2 of their project.
SAYREVILLE – Patrons of an all-nude juice bar on Route 35 in Sayreville will have to leave their beer and win at home, since the establishment lost the latest round in its legal battle with the borough.
NEWARK—The 7th Annual Concert for Kids, presented by Verizon, will feature legendary performer Smokey Robinson on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 7:30 p.m. at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark.
ROBBINSVILLE – Although largely preventable, heart disease remains the No. 1 leading cause of death of women in New Jersey and across the nation.
PERTH AMBOY – Last week, a state appeals court overturned the conviction of a Perth Amboy man accused of beating his father to death with a baseball bat in the backyard of their Front Street home in 2004.
LINDEN—The City of Linden will host Family Day, with a sidewalk sale, on Saturday, Aug. 22.
NEW YORK, N.Y.—The following local students were among the students of The Art Institute of New York City to be awarded degrees by Dean David Moughalian on June 22:
EDISON—A township police officer lost his job and will be permanently barred from future public employment as a result of shoplifting $42.27 worth of goods from a local supermarket.
CLARK—The studies program of the Polish Cultural Foundation in Clark is currently accepting registration for its language classes, which begin the week of Sept. 17. Classes in beginner’s Polish, part I and part II, and intermediate Polish will meet on Thursday evenings. All classes meet from 7 to 9 p.m. and run for twelve weeks. Early registration is suggested.
ELIZABETH – The Union County Rape Crisis Center is seeking volunteer advocates to provide support and guidance for victims of sexual assault. A new training session for prospective volunteers will start on Sept. 22.
OLD BRIDGE – Lisa Glide, a former drama teacher at Old Bridge High School who had a relationship with teenage student, was sentenced to five years on probation.