CLARK–Students in the K-Kids Club at Frank K. Hehnly Elementary School in Clark made Valentine’s cards and wrote letters of appreciation for a group of United States soldiers. A Clark resident will hand deliver the cards to his troop, currently stationed in Afghanistan.
TRENTON – Tonight’s Powerball jackpot is worth up to $200 million. No one has won the game’s top prize since a Pennsylvania couple claimed the jackpot worth $128.8 million in the Christmas Eve drawing last year.
EDISON – Unity Bank’s Edison branch and the Rotary Club of Edison are coordinating a warm clothing drive for 40 Bhutanese refugee families that have recently relocated to the local community. Clothes can be dropped off at Unity Bank, 1746 Oak Tree Road, Edison, through Feb. 15.
Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that cable and other pay TV boxes that sit atop television sets consume massive amounts of energy, in part because they are always on, even when the TV is off? — Sam Winston, Metarie, LA
PERTH AMBOY–As part of Raritan Bay Medical Center’s (RBMC) community outreach efforts in conjunction with the American Heart Association’s National Go Red for Women campaign, the medical center provided free blood pressure screenings and stroke information to the public on National Go Red day Feb. 3.
WESTFIELD – Gov. Chris Christie will hold a town hall meeting in Westfield on Wednesday, Feb. 8. The doors of the Westfield National Guard Armory, located at 500 Rahway Avenue, will open at 9:45 a.m. for the 10:30 a.m. event.
EDISON — Students in Lee Nicholls’ fourth grade physical education class at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School offered a preview of Sunday’s big game.
DALLAS, Texas – After the Susan G. Komen Foundation was criticized for its decision to stop providing breast cancer screening grants to Planned Parenthood, the foundation reversed course today.
TRENTON – An Assembly committee advanced legislation proposed by Assembly Democrats to allow same-sex couples to marry in New Jersey was released 5-2 Thursday by an Assembly committee.
STATE – Four out of five New Jersey residents will be watching Sunday’s big football game, which pits the New York Giants against the New England Patriots for the NFL title, according to a poll conducted by Monmouth University days before kickoff.