MILWAUKEE, Wisc. – Healthy and Halloween are not often used in the same sentence. Halloween is usually seen as a time to get dressed up, gather sugary treats, and enjoy the spookiness of the season. TOPS Club, Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), the nonprofit weight loss support organization, provides tips to stock the kids’ bags with better treats, host a healthy party, and more.
Dear EarthTalk: Are the plastic tiers on food steamers safe for food and for re-heating? Some indicate they are made from #7 plastic. I am very interested in buying a steamer, but not if they are unsafe. What’s the best way to go? — Jim Lichlyter, Jr., Valley Center, KS
TRENTON – The Division of Criminal Justice obtained indictments charging the alleged head, three suppliers and eight others in connection with a narcotics network linked to the Bloods street gang that was dealing heroin and cocaine in two violent Newark neighborhoods, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced today.
DALLAS, Texas – Apples and pears may keep strokes away. That’s the conclusion of a Dutch study published in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association in which researchers found that eating a lot of fruits and vegetables with white flesh may protect against stroke.
HIGHLAND PARK — A Highland Park man is in critical condition after being struck by two vehicles on Raritan Avenue, authorities said today. The accident occurred at approximately 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19, when the victim was attempting to cross Raritan Avenue between Second and Third avenues.
NEPTUNE — At the request of the state, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is extending the registration deadline for renters, homeowners and business owners who suffered damage from Hurricane Irene.
SOUTH AMBOY — On October 2, the Dowdell Library Foundation of South Amboy raised hundreds of dollars in donations through a dunking booth at the South Amboy Street Fair to purchase an online software teaching center that will provide coaching for SAT, AP, GED, and citizenship tests as well as job search and workplace skills.
Elizabeth AARP • Oct. 21 at 1 p.m. – Elizabeth AARP Chapter 5439 will meet at Stephen Sampson Senior Center, 800 Anna St., Elizabeth. Congressman Donald Payne is scheduled to be the guest speaker. New members welcome. Info: 1-908-342-6920.
I have been to a record number of baby showers this year and there’s still more to come. If you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all. So for the benefit of the guys out there, it goes something like this. There’s food, piles of gifts and a gaggle of ladies belting out a symphony of ‘ahh’s’ at the first sight of a receiving blanket.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Staff Sgt. Jorge M. Oliveira, 33, of Newark, was killed in Afghanistan while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom, the Department of Defense announced this afternoon.