Race To Fight Breast Cancer

NEWARK—The North Jersey Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® will host the 2009 Komen North Jersey Race for the Cure®, the largest series of 5K run/walks in the world, on Sunday, April 26, from 8 a.m. – noon…

Students Assess Stimulus Package For Math Challenge

EDISON—Led by math teacher Benjamin Patiak, four students from The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison took part in a 14-hour mathematical modeling competition on Saturday, March 7.  Christopher Georgevich of Elizabeth, Saheela Ibraheem of Piscataway, Manish Kewalramani of Edison and Sahil…

Borough Receives Grant For “Green” Health Center

CARTERET—The borough will receive $100,000 towards construction of Carteret’s highly anticipated health center, Mayor Dan Reiman and county officials announced last week. The project, which was first announced in 2007, is now through its planning stages, according to Reiman, and…

Scouts Plan River Clean-Up Event

CLARK – Cub Scout Pack 30 and Boy Scout Troop 330 are already planning this year’s annual Earth Week Rahway River clean-up event. The scouts and other volunteers will work together to remove litter and debris from the Rahway River…

“I Love You, Man” – Mandatory Viewing – 3 popcorns

 by Michael S. Goldberger, film critic   Because in truth there is humor, in “I Love You, Man” there is hilarity. Mining an untapped wealth of philosophy about male friendship, director John Hamburg, who co-wrote the screenplay with Larry Levin,…

Brooklyn Botanic Garden Plans Sakura Matsuri

BROOKLYN—From April 4 to May 10, Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) celebrates Hanami, the Japanese cultural tradition of viewing and cherishing each moment of the cherry blossom season, from the first buds to the pink blossoms that fall like enchanted, delicate…

Holmes To Retire From Freeholder Board

RAHWAY—Citing increased demands on his private security business, Freeholder Chester Holmes announced he would not seek re-election to a fifth term on the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders. Holmes, a popular Rahway resident who will have served more than…

Wrestling Team Takes Third

Wrestling Team Takes Third—The Middlesex County College wrestling team boasted a great season, finishing third at the national tournament in the Division III category for two-year colleges. The tournament, held in Rochester, MN, was held Feb. 26-28. The squad also…

Soccer Champs

Soccer Champs—The Thunder soccer team won first place in the junior boys division. Pictured are the winning team with coach Jose Monroy, Jr. and Mayor Richard Gerbounka. (Photo courtesy of the Linden Department of Public Property and Community Services)