TRENTON—In conjunction with the American Gaming Association’s Responsible Gaming Education Week, Aug. 3-7, a New Jersey Lottery announced that it is placing renewed emphasis on its continued commitment to responsible play and the prevention of underage gambling.
WOODBRIDGE – The Barron Arts Center is seeking vendors for their Fall Flea Market on Saturday, Sept. 12.
UNION – Kean University held commencement ceremonies for its graduate and undergraduate students in May. Among the degree recipients were more than 600 students who graduated with honors, the largest group in the university’s history to graduate with distinction.
ELIZABETH – The Stop & Shop Supermarket in Elizabeth raised $7,600 to fight childhood cancer and fund research through the company’s 2009 Triple Winner program. These funds contributed to the $5.25 million raised chainwide this year.
In the concrete landscapes of New Jersey’s cities and suburbs, urban farmers markets are oases of fresh produce, good nutrition and community. They’re a reminder that the state we’re in wasn’t dubbed “The Garden State” for nothing. And their numbers are growing!
WOODBRIDGE – World-renowned artist, portraitist, sculptor and educator Kenneth Hari will share his knowledge and talent by giving a lecture and four-day workshop to be held at the Barron Arts Center, located at 582 Rahway Avenue in Woodbridge.
RAHWAY—Rahway resident Kyle A. Okaly graduated summa cum laude from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute at the university’s 203rd commencement ceremony May 16.
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.