Imagine if life’s simplest tasks became insurmountable: driving a car, making a sandwich or buttoning a shirt.
TRENTON – Citing studies that document the health risks to non-smokers who are exposed to secondhand smoke, as well as environmental concerns, Sen. Barbara Buono (D-Middlesex) said today she is introducing a bill to ban smoking at all state, county and municipal parks and beaches.
CARTERET—For 34 years the arrival of September in Carteret has brought with it the town’s Ethnic Day Festival, a day full of entertainment, foods, and crafts that celebrate the diversity that comprises this suburban community.
PERTH AMBOY – Fourteen foreclosed homes in the Greater Budapest area of Perth Amboy will be purchased and renovated using federal funds, then resold to help low-income families obtain affordable housing.
EDISON—Patriotism and the solemnity of Sept. 11 were not overlooked by second graders at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison, who created greeting cards for a local soldier serving in the United States Navy.
CLARK – On Sept. 11, Boy Scout Troop 310 of Clark visited local police and fire departments to thank them for their constant service to their communities as well as their assistance during the Sept. 11, 2001 rescue and recovery efforts.
SCOTCH PLAINS—Union Catholic High School juniors Brittany D’Annunzio and Marissa Mastrocola, both residents of Scotch Plains, utilized the summer of 2009 to expand their knowledge and skills beyond the classroom setting by participating in the People to People Student Ambassador Program.
JERSEY CITY—Sophomore striker JULIA CASERES (Union, NJ/Union) netted her 14th and 15th goals of the year, including one that snapped a 1-1 deadlock after sophomore midfielder KATLIN VARGO (Edison, NJ/Union Catholic) had tied it, and freshman forward ASHLEY CUNHA (Edison, NJ/Edison) collected her 10th goal as New Jersey City University rallied from a 1-0 deficit to post its fifth consecutive victory, defeating Lancaster Bible College, 4-2, in a non-conference women’s soccer game on Wednesday at the Robert L. McNulty Memorial Soccer Field.
The review of director Shane Acker’s “9” you really want to read is preferably rendered by a bright, precocious adolescent who, after attending Carnegie Mellon, hopes to excel in an occupation for which there is yet no name. He or she could condescendingly inform why this animated bit of post-apocalyptic sci-fi is either “awesome” or “just so puerile.”