SANDY HOOK – Clean Ocean Action released the 2009 Beach Sweeps Report last week, identifying the totals for over 95 items of marine debris collected by volunteers last year. The numbers are consistent with previous years with no sign of plastic litter letting up.
UNION—Recently selected as the 2010 Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County Youth of the Year, Shalyn Brangman, 15, of Union is a true example of extraordinary youth.
“Going green” is a hot topic these days. More and more people are trying to make changes that reduce energy usage, minimize landfill waste and support environmental sustainability. In fact, 90 percent of Americans say they buy green products at least sometimes, according to market researcher Mintel.
RAHWAY – Ten members of the Rahway High School winter track team were named to the Star-Ledger All-County team.
MIDDLETOWN- Assemblyman Joseph Azzolina, a USN retired captain who served in the state Senate and General Assembly representing New Jersey’s 13th district passed away yesterday evening at Saint Vincent’s Hospital in New York with his sons Joseph, John and Gregg at his bedside. He was 84.
ELIZABETH — Authorities have identified three suspects in the homicide of an Elizabeth man last October, said Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow.
STATE – The Powerball lottery jackpot is $212 million for Saturday night’s drawing, and the Mega Millions prize has reached $122 million for tonight’s drawing.
Shawn Levy’s “Date Night” reminds that there is a little good in every movie, just as there is in every person. Well, except for “Message in a Bottle” (1999) and Adolf Hitler, that is. Light and convivial, this is the type of film you see when you don’t know what to see. No need to give it your full attention. It’s not like you haven’t seen it all before.
STATE—In recognition of April 16 as National Healthcare Decisions Day, the Department of Health and Senior Services encourages New Jersey residents to discuss their healthcare preferences and plan ahead for end-of-life care decisions with their physicians and family. National Healthcare Decisions Day highlights the importance of having an advance directive, which is a document that states your health care preferences.
LINDEN –Lindsay Chaillet of Linden has been honored for her exemplary volunteer service with a President’s Volunteer Service Award.