WOODBRIDGE – Surealism is alive and well at the Barron Arts Center where they will host the unique exhibition “Mind Pixels,” opening on Saturday, Aug. 21. The Barron Arts Center is located at 582 Rahway Avenue in Woodbridge. Admission is free and everyone is welcome to attend.
PERTH AMBOY — The Royal Garden Club By The Bay announced the winners of the 2010 Perth Amboy Beautification Awards for non-residential properties.
LAKEWOOD – The Grasshoppers scored three runs in the tenth inning Thursday night to beat the BlueClaws 8-5, dropping Lakewood to 13-8 in extra inning games this season.
MIDLAND, Mich. – Thomas O’Neil of Linden has been named to the Dean’s List for the spring term at Northwood University in Midland, Mich.
NEWARK – Aaron Herr belted a three-run homer in the top of the sixth inning and added a solo shot in the eighth as Lancaster Barnstormers defeated the Newark Bears 8-2 Thursday night at Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium. Newark secured a series victory by taking the first two games.
LAKEWOOD – Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard will rehab with the BlueClaws on Friday at FirstEnergy Park and the team will retire his #29 in a pre-game ceremony presented by Smart Carpet and Flooring.
STATE — New Jersey cheated investors who bought more than $26 billion worth of municipal bonds between August 2001 and April 2007, according to the first federal securities fraud complaint ever filed against a state government.
NEWARK — Nathaniel Barreto of Newark admitted to being “the Black Stocking Robber” and Juan Perez of Clifton the wheelman in a string of bank holdups in Paramus, Boonton and elsewhere from North to Central Jersey that ended when they were tracked down following an armed robbery Tuesday, Jerry DeMarco reports at CliffviewPilot.com.
TRENTON – National spotlight on a report documenting the financial strain of child care underscores the experience of many New Jersey families struggling to meet the cost of care.