Kean Students Graduate With Honors

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 Stop & Shop Raises $7,600 to Help Fight Pediatric Cancer

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.

Bringing The Garden State To Our Cities

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!

World-Renowned Artist To Give Lecture

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.

Okaly Earns Degree

RAHWAY—Rahway resident Kyle A. Okaly graduated summa cum laude from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute at the university’s 203rd commencement ceremony May 16.

“Funny People” – Seriously Humorous – 3 popcorns

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.