Students Learn About Modern Slavery — The Human Rights Institute at Kean University hosted its second annual conference, Slavery in the Twenty-first Century, on Friday, Feb. 13. A crowd of nearly 800 people, including students and teachers from throughout New Jersey, as well as members of the Kean University community and the general public, filled Wilkins Theatre. The all-day conference featured eyewitness accounts and perspectives, as well as panel discussions with leading experts on various aspects of modern-slavery. Pictured above are students and teachers from JFK Memorial High School in Iselin with keynote speaker Dr. Kevin Bales, president of Free the Slaves and author of Ending Slavery and the critically acclaimed Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy. (Photo courtesy of Kean University)
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Posted in Middlesex County, New Jersey, Union County, Woodbridge, tagged Free the Slaves, Human Rights Institute, Iselin, JFK Memorial High School, Kean University, Kevin Bales, Slavery in the Twenty-first Century on February 25, 2009 |
100 Days Of School—Kindergarteners at Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison celebrated 100 days of school on Feb. 19 by presenting projects they crafted from various materials like beads, Legos, cereal and stickers. Pictured above, Simone Erachshaw of Iselin shows her classmates her project which featured 100 stickers spelling out “100 Days” on a t-shirt. (Photo by Michelle H. LePoidevin)
Posted in Middlesex County, New Jersey, Woodbridge, tagged Andrew Mazzarella, Avenel, Colonia, Dean Manente, Dennis Henry, Dwayne P. Jensen, fire district elections, Fords, Francis Barber, Hopelawn, Iselin, Jim Susan, John Mitch, Joseph Zullo, Keasbey, Ken Gardner, Ken Horvath, Martin Klose, Michael Hughes, Michael Solovey, Port Reading, Robert Gillespie, Robert Pawul, Stephen Larko, taxes, William Kazawic on February 18, 2009 |
WOODBRIDGE—On Saturday, Woodbridge Township’s fire districts will hold elections for commissioners and budgets.
In Woodbridge Fire District No. 1, Commissioner Ken Gardner is running for re-election against Ken Horvath. The proposed budget is $7,682,360 with $5,915,123 to be raised through taxes.
Commissioner Joseph Zullo is running unopposed for re-election in Port Reading Fire District No. 2. The proposed budget is $1,766,349 with $1,575,269 to be raised through taxes.
ISELIN—The Iselin Branch Library has re-opened its doors after the completion of interior renovations and the installation of new lighting. As a result of the two-month renovation project, the Iselin Branch Library is more “reader-friendly” and easier to navigate than ever before.
Golden Knights Cheerleaders Win Again—St. Cecelia’s Golden Knights Rec. Cheerleaders of Iselin did it again! The cheerleaders rocked Virginia Beach Convention Center on May 4 and brought home two “World’s Best” titles. All three teams competed in the first annual rec. cheerleader division for final destination at Virginia Beach Convention Center, which had always been exclusive to only all-star cheerleading. Both St. Cecelia’s junior varsity and senior team came home with “World’s Best” titles and the varsity came home with 6th place.