JERSEY CITY—The New Jersey Athletic Conference monkey is finally off the back of the New Jersey City University women’s soccer team. Sophomore striker JULIA CASERES (Union, NJ/Union), the Division III national leader in goals, posted a hat trick against her former team to lead the Gothic Knights to an emotional, 5-1 rout of rival Rutgers-Newark, in an NJAC game on Saturday at the Robert L. McNulty Memorial Soccer Field, in front of more than 300 fans.
NEWARK—Rutgers-Newark scored a pair of header goals in the first 17:36 of the first half, including the eventual winner less than two minutes into the contest as the Scarlet Raiders downed the New Jersey City University men’s soccer team in a New Jersey Athletic Conference game on Saturday night at Alumni Field.
JERSEY CITY—Montclair State University had three starters hit .500 or better and the Red Hawks collected a team percentage of .340 to claim a 3-0 (25-12, 25-21, 25-18) victory over New Jersey City University, in a New Jersey Athletic Conference match on Thursday night on Coach Charlie Brown Court at the John J. Moore Athletics and Fitness Center.
STATE—New Jersey motorists drove nearly 6.3 billion miles in July 2009, a 2.1% increase over July 2008, new federal data shows.
RAHWAY – Maintaining the Motor Vehicle Commission’s focus on continuing successful customer service enhancements throughout the state, Acting Chief Administrator Shawn B. Sheekey highlighted facility and service improvements at the ground breaking of the future Rahway Agency last Thursday.
ELIZABETH—This is from material given to me by South Amboy resident Jerry Celecki. It is from the Historical Highlights of the Central Jersey and its Veteran Employees Association.
ELIZABETH – United Way of Greater Union County and The Union Community Council will host a Zumba Fitness Marathon on Oct. 25 at The Union Boys and Girls Club, 1050 Jeanette Avenue, Union.
WESTFIELD—Westfield Community Players is celebrating their 75th anniversary with a costume soiree in the theater at 1000 North Avenue, West in Westfield on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 8 to 11 p.m.
CLARK – Boy Scout Troop #310 is currently selling 2010 entertainment books to raise money for activities and equipment.
CARTERET-Here are some wonderful memories of the City Line Bar and Grill, which used to be on Roosevelt Ave. They are from the grandson of the owners, Bill Donovan.
SCOTCH PLAINS – The works of photographer Sheilia Lenga of Union, seen in “The Heron,” and those of other members of the Contemporary Art Group will be exhibited at the South Avenue Gallery beginning Sept. 29.
SCOTCH PLAINS – In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, two special programs on breast cancer will be held at the RWJ Rahway Fitness & Wellness Center in Scotch Plains.
RAHWAY – The Rahway Dance Theatre will hold open auditions for their production of “A Rahway Nutcracker”, based on Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet, on Oct. 2, 3, 4, 10 and 11.