UNION COUNTY — Just in time to jumpstart spring, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has introduced the “Spring 2012 Small Steps to Health and Wealth Challenge.”
Extensive clinical and statistical studies have identified several factors that increase the risk of coronary heart disease and heart attack. It’s important to remember, especially during April – New Jersey’s Minority and Multicultural Health Month, that heredity and race are major risk factors that significantly increase the risk of heart and blood vessel disease.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY – While the majority of New Jersey communities chose to take advantage of a new law that allowed them to move Board of Education elections to November in conjunction with the general election, five Middlesex County school districts will hold their school elections on Tuesday.
More than 1500 people lost their lives when that magnificent vessel struck an iceberg on the night of April 14, 1912 and sank within hours. But 712 persons were rescued from the sinking of the luxury liner. Their survival is a story of courage, competence and faith.
Recently, after a particularly stressful work week, I finally realized why parents and students get angry at me, the school counselor, when Harvard tells them they just don’t think it’s going to work out and denies their ‘uniquely brilliant child’ admission to their college. Was it inadequate SAT scores? An anemic GPA? What, oh what, destroyed the hope of an Ivy League education for their child?