America’s public schools are failing. From the smallest towns to the biggest cities, our schools aren’t delivering the tools that young people need in today’s economy. Many kids simply aren’t finishing school. And too many who do graduate are unprepared for college and the working world.
PERTH AMBOY—The Perth Amboy Ferry Slip Museum will host an event on Friday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m. at the ferry slip. A Sept. 11 commemoration will be followed by a taste of Spain presented by the Little Spain Restaurant in Fords.
PARRIS ISLAND, S.C.—Marine Corps Pvt. Jonathan Munera, son of Jeanne and Fernando Munera of South Amboy, recently completed 12 weeks of basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C. designed to challenge new Marine recruits both physically and mentally.
CAPE MAY—Coast Guard Seaman Megan W. Mabry, granddaughter of Marie C. Lenahan of Sayreville, recently graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Recruit Training Center.
CRANFORD—VITAS Innovative Hospice Care will present a free program, “Planning for the Future” on Tuesday, Oct. 6, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Avenue.
CRANFORD—The Cranford Public Library will host a free seminar, “College Financial Aid: How to Qualify for Your Fair Share and Plan for College,” on Tuesday, Sept. 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Avenue.
UNION—The League of Women Voters of the Union Area will join the Union Public Library in sponsoring a program on “Justice at Stake: Protecting an Independent and Impartial Judiciary” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, in the library, 1980 Morris…
ELIZABETH—Trinitas Regional Medical Center is joining the da Vinci® Surgery Awareness Initiative™ , supporting the Lance Armstrong Foundation, in a national campaign reaching millions of people with the goal of educating the public about prostate cancer.
HOLLAND, MI – Summer is winding down and thoughts are migrating toward “back to school”. Most parents are excited, most kids are not. With the start of school, bad habits that accumulated in the summer will have to change.