EDISON – Nearly 50 million Americans, including 17 million children, suffer from food insecurity, according to Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity.
NEWARK—Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2008, about 3,500 teens in the U.S. aged 15–19 were killed and more than 350,000 were treated in emergency departments for injuries suffered in motor-vehicle crashes.
CLARK – The Clark Public Library is offering fun, interactive programming this winter for people of all ages. Come in from the cold and check out these great events.
TRENTON—The New Jersey Lottery’s newest $2 Instant Ticket game, “Sinatra™”, is flying off the shelves at over 6,000 retailers across the state, according to lottery Acting Executive Director Steven Palmieri.
SCOTCH PLAINS – You joined a gym and vowed to get healthy this year, so now learn the best way to fuel your workouts on Thursday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. at the RWJ Rahway Fitness & Wellness Center.
UNION COUNTY—As Union County moves to close the last missing links in the county parks system, an agreement with Mountainside will pave the way for a connecting path between Echo Lake Park and the Watchung Reservation.
WOODBRIDGE—It was nice to see the grand old building on Main Street, which has “WOODBRIDGE NATIONAL BANK” etched on the stone, still standing in March 2008.
PERTH AMBOY – St. Peter’s Episcopal Church will host a concert featuring Sam Hensley and The Sloan River Project on Saturday, Jan. 23 at 7 p.m.
The event is part of the church’s 325th anniversary celebration.
Club Meeting • Jan. 13 at 7:30 p.m. – The Royal Garden Club By The Bay will meet at St. Peter’s Parish House, 183 Rector St., Perth Amboy. Light refreshments will be served.
WESTFIELD – Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Union County will offer a free, two-hour course designed to help Union County residents save money on food bills and eat healthier, tastier home cooked meals.