Category: Featured

Earth Hour Fades At US Border

Consider an hour without power, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, local time. Organizers say as many as 1.8 billion will join in the symbolic environmental event worldwide. But if you live in the US, your neighbors may think you just blew a fuse.

Writer’s Block: Bloom, Baby, Bloom!

Last week’s summer weather tease was all it took to push some of us over the edge to do the unthinkable and wear open-toed sandals in March. I can still hear the gasps among fashion traditionalists who also hold tight to the belief that no one should wear white after Labor Day.

Waterfront Athletic Fields Open

ELIZABETH — Union County Freeholder Daniel Sullivan (red shirt) joined Elizabeth Mayor Chris Bollwage, City Council members, young athletes and their families at the ribbon cutting officially opening the new synthetic fields at the Waterfront Athletic Fields on Front Street in Elizabeth.

CDC Report Finds 1 In 49 Children In NJ Identified With Autism

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 1 in 88 children in the United States, and 1 in 49 children in New Jersey, have been identified as having an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a new study released today. Autism spectrum disorders are almost five times more common among boys than girls – with 1 in 54 boys identified.