NEWARK—With swine flu and seasonal flu on the rise last year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recommending that everyone ages 6 months of age and older get vaccinated early this year.
TRENTON – The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) announced today that the new Route 27 bridge in Metuchen will be re-opened to traffic this afternoon or evening, nine months ahead of the original schedule.
TRENTON — Although summer is coming to a close, state mosquito experts cautioned the mosquito season has not ended, and warned that late summer and early fall are the most critical times of the year to be aware of the potential for the dangers of contracting West Nile virus and other viruses from mosquito bites.
I don’t know. Maybe I’m getting too jaded from constantly hearing all the bad news about the economy. Night after night we get pelted with ominous warnings from newscasters about the slow growth of the job market, the exorbitant cost of health care and the continued loss of jobs.
STATE – Severe storms passed through New Jersey yesterday afternoon, felling trees and power lines and causing travel delays.
CARTERET — Mayor Daniel J. Reiman and Councilman Jorge Diaz, Finance Chair, have announced that a contract has been awarded to S. Brothers General Contracting of South River for street improvements in the Tennyson Estates and Chrome neighborhoods.
CLARK — The Polish Cultural Foundation in Clark will celebrate its annual Polish Harvest Festival “Dozynki” on Sunday, Sept. 19 at 4 p.m. This colorful event highlights 1,000 years of Polish tradition.
LACEY TOWNSHIP–Last week when the media learned that “Jersey Shore” reality television “princess” Snooki Poliizi had logged in community service hours at Associated Humane Societies Popcorn Park, the refuge’s real Princess began another year of doing what she does best.
Flea Market • Sept. 18 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Oasis Christian Center, 2052 St. Georges Ave., will host a flea market to benefit the Leslie McCarthy Family Fund. For info, call Joyce Johnson at 1-908- 419-1398 or Jackie Kurzweil at 1-908-327-3000.
Sept. 13 at 11 p.m. – Officers investigated a reported explosion at a house on the 400 block of Spencer Street. Police believe someone inserted apparent fireworks into a discarded plastic pipe left in the side yard by a resident of the home. No one was injured and police had no suspects.