Benedictine Academy Graduates Class Of 2008

ELIZABETH—“I am proud to introduce Benedictine Academy’s 93rd class of graduates…” declared Associate Principal Kenneth Jennings, as the forty-one young women turned to face guests at Saint Catherine of Siena Church in Hillside at the Academy’s commencement ceremony on Thursday…

Summer Reading Programs And Events At The Clark Public Library

CLARK–The Clark Public Library is hosting a wide range of programs and special events for children, teens and adults this summer in conjunction with the Catch the Reading Bug Program summer reading program. Dr. Farnsworth’s Flea Circus will be on…

St. John The Apostle School Graduates 50 Students

CLARK—St. John the Apostle School, Clark held 8th grade graduation on Friday, June 6. Sister Donna Marie O’Brien awarded the diplomas to 50 graduates and Reverend Father Robert McBride presented the diplomas to the graduates. Diplomas were awarded to the…

Rock Returns To Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade

LINDEN – Linden’s summer concert series continues on Tuesday, June 24, at 7:30 p.m. at the Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade at 400 North Wood Avenue. Local favorite band Jobananno and the Godsons of Soul will bring their infectious “high energy…

Off To Kindergarten

Off To Kindergarten—On June 10, Madison Elementary School in Rahway held their awards program. Students received awards for perfect attendance, physical education, music, band and art. Madison’s Bully Busters and patrols were also recognized. The pre-kindergarten and kindergarten also have…

Local Teens Assemble Hero Packs

UNION COUNTY – Four high school students from the Union County 4-H Program, Bria Barnes and Lilia Perez of Scotch Plains, Lindsay Nichnadowicz of Cranford and Paul Szetela of Elizabeth recently assembled Hero Packs while attending the North Jersey 4-H…

Choi Sends Off Troops at Farewell Salute

EDISON—While attending the recent farewell salute at Fort Dix, Mayor Jun Choi thanked some of the 3,000 New Jersey soldiers who have been deployed for “Operation Iraqi Freedom.” Twenty-three soldiers in the one-year deployment are from Edison. They are part…

Corzine Should Not Count His Chickens…

By Michael M. Shapiro With approval ratings hovering in the 30s, Jon Corzine is preparing to seek a second term as Governor of New Jersey. The lopsided defeat of Rob Andrews might give the Chief of State supreme confidence that…

“You Don’t Mess with the Zohan" — 2 & ½ popcorns

By Michael S. Goldberger, film critic Lest you be thought a fool, you don’t recommend “You Don’t Mess With the Zohan” without prefacing. Stuff like, ‘Maybe I’m crazy. I know it isn’t good filmmaking and it’s completely stupid, but hey,…