STATE—The State Board of Education adopted revised high school graduation requirements on June 17, culminating a three-year effort to ensure that a New Jersey high school diploma reflects a level of student achievement that will lead to a successful future.
RAHWAY—Franklin Elementary School in Rahway recently held their end of the year awards ceremony. Students received many awards for their outstanding academic performance and their enthusiastic participation in extra-curricular activities.
LIVINGSTON – Some patients who suffer from recurrent cancer at the chest wall now have another option.
CLARK – Mother Seton Regional High School offers summer sports camps for girls ages 10-16.
PERTH AMBOY—Bishop Donald Hilliard, Jr. and Cathedral International invite you to refresh your thirst on Saturday, June 27, from 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. for “Summerfest,” a community outreach and cookout!
ELIZABETH—Benedictine Academy is offering a summer acting workshop from June 22-26 at the school, located at 840 North Broad Street in Elizabeth.
STATE—In New Jersey, approximately 1.15 million residents – or 17 percent of adults – smoke. Of that number, nearly 76 percent want to quit, yet without seeking help only a little better than 10 percent succeed. To help improve the odds of success, the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) offers a comprehensive menu of services to help smokers quit.
UNION – Premiere Stages at Kean University will kick off its 2009 summer season with an interactive staged reading of Lost Boy Found in Whole Foods, a new play by Tammy Ryan, at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 26 and Saturday, June 27 and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 28.
ELIZABETH—On Saturday, July 18, Trinitas Regional Medical Center Auxiliary will host a bus trip to see the Staten Island Yankees.
EDISON—The next meeting of Chug Ivrit, a Hebrew Club for intermediate to advanced speakers, will be on Sunday, July 19, at 10 a.m. at the home of Marian Pianko 137 Highland Avenue, Edison.
CARTERET—At last week’s Borough Council meeting, Mayor Dan Reiman congratulated 16 of this year’s graduates, presenting each with a commendation and a $500 scholarship check from the Mayor’s Children’s Charity Trust Fund.
STATE—NJ Blood Services, which supplies blood to 60 hospitals throughout the state, is in need of volunteers, to work blood drives. The blood mobile volunteer is an integral member of the blood collection team whose task it is assist donors with registration, perform canteen duties and make appointments for their next donation.
There is no definite consensus among lexicographers as to whether or not snazzily, the adverb for snazzy, belongs in our language. Pity. For it would best describe the manner in which action maven Tony Scott reprises “The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3.” The pedigreed phrases heart thumping, character-driven and lickety-split could accompany it.