RAHWAY – For the past 13 years, the annual Lehrer-Gibilisco Benefit Softball Tournament for Children’s Specialized Hospital has raised money to support the “Lightning Wheels” athletic team.
WOODBRIDGE – Authorities have charged an Iselin man with assault and drunk driving in connection with a car crash that injured two Rahway residents on Friday.
ROSELLE—United Way of Greater Union County’s new peer to peer mentoring partnership at Abraham Clark High School in Roselle has been a great success. The program pairs high school juniors with eighth grade students to help “at risk” students maximize their potential.
PERTH AMBOY—Cathedral International is hosting a special community-wide Labor Day event on Monday, Sept. 7, at 9 a.m. The event will feature job training and placement, disability assistance information, and free food giveaways for struggling families. Everyone is invited. Admission and all services are free.
Leave it to crazy genius filmmaker Quentin Tarantino to get the whole country cursing. Which essentially is what we’re doing whenever we pronounce the name of his great new action-suspense-fantasy, “Inglourious Basterds.” At once insanely novel, self-indulgent, subliminally abstract and brilliant, it is also wonderfully suspect on several counts.
SOUTH PLAINFIELD – Assemblyman Patrick Diegnan Jr. introduced legislation to crack down on the illegal use of cell phones in New Jersey prisons, proposing a two-pronged approach to combat the rising concern.
WOODBRIDGE –Woodbridge Town Hall will host a one-day ‘Passport Satellite Office’ on Thursday, Sept. 3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mayor John E. McCormac announced.
SCOTCH PLAINS—NJ Blood Services, which supplies blood to 60 hospitals throughout the state, needs volunteers to work blood drives.
Most children, when asked what they want to be when they grow up, will tell you of their dreams to become a football player, a rock star, a doctor, a pilot – even President of the United States. I have yet to hear a child tell me, “I want to sing in chorus.”
EDISON – Vendor applications and classic car and bike registrations are now being accepted for the 17th annual fall family spectacular on Friday, Sept. 25, and Saturday, Sept. 26.
“You cannot force a child to eat something, whether it’s in a packed lunch or something served in the school cafeteria,” said Donna Weihofen, senior clinical nutritionist at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics.
HACKENSACK—Health and Senior Services Commissioner Heather Howard joined Nelson Louis, CEO of the Greater Bergen County YMCA and nutrition and fitness advocates on Aug. 26 to highlight the importance of regular exercise and healthy eating in reducing obesity among New Jersey residents.
BERKELEY HEIGHTS—The New Jersey State Council on the Arts has presented a Citation of Excellence to the New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra (NJIO).