WASHINGTON, D.C. – Federal officials unveiled new dietary guidelines for Americans today that place a stronger emphasis on reducing calorie consumption and increasing physical activity. More than one-third of children and more than two-thirds of adults in the United States are overweight or obese.
CARTERET– Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway will operate the borough’s fitness and wellness center, Mayor Dan Reiman and the Carteret Borough Council have announced.
MOUNTAINSIDE — The Internal Revenue Service and partners nationwide mark the 5th Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day on Friday, Jan. 28. This initiative highlights the availability of one of the federal government’s largest benefit programs for working families and individuals.
NEWARK– The Office of the Attorney General and Division of Consumer Affairs reminded computer users to protect their personal information by checking the privacy settings on social web sites and using secured networks.
STATE – According to a newly-released report by the New Jersey State Police, gangs are present in 45 percent of New Jersey’s municipalities. Nearly all of the state’s 566 municipalities responded to the survey, with only Elizabeth declining.
ELIZABETH – A reputed organized crime associate made political campaign contributions to Assemblyman Joe Cryan, whose legislative partner, state Sen. Ray Lesniak, wants to disband the commission created to drive the mob out of the waterfront in the Port of New York-New Jersey.
In that old sitcom, The Honeymooners, whenever Ralph Kramden was outsmarted by his wife, he would make a fist and yell out to her in utter frustration, “One of these days, Alice, pow! Right in the kisser!”
Singles • Jan. 29 at 8 p.m. – Steppin’ Out Singles will hold a singles dance at the Crowne Plaza Clark, 36 Valley Rd. Ages 40+ No jeans/sneakers/t-shirts Admission: $17 Info:1-732-656-1801
Ivan Reitman’s “No Strings Attached” is a perfect example of that imperfect film for which I guiltily trot out my fainthearted apologia: “You can enjoy a movie while still fully aware that it isn’t very good cinema.”
PLAINFIELD — Members of the Union County Homicide Task Force arrested a father and son in connection with the Jan. 17 stabbing death of a Plainfield man, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow announced.