STATE – On Saturday, the American Medicine Chest Challenge (AMCC) — a public health initiative to raise awareness about the dangers of prescription drug abuse and a statewide day of disposal of unused, unwanted, and expired medicine — will be held in 100 communities throughout New Jersey, through the coordination of the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ) and the Sheriffs’ Association of New Jersey (SANJ).
“Sacrilege…plagiarism…they did everything but pay the original writer royalties.” Thus I incredulously uttered as the plot of director Todd Phillips’s “Due Date” unspooled.
This is the time of the year when Hallmark executives are giddy with joy. Christmas and Hanukkah are in the wings waiting for Thanksgiving to make a graceful exit. This can only mean that we are entering the season of gift-giving and, yes, sending cards.
Singles • Nov. 12 from 7:30-11:30 p.m. – Middlesex East Widows Or Widowers, Carteret Chapter, will hold an open dance at the American Legion Hall, 1155 Roosevelt Ave., Carteret. Live music & refreshments. Admission: $10 members, $12 guests. Info: 1-732-969-2228 or 1-908-757-0515.
EDISON — First graders from The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in North Edison met Edison Township Mayor Antonia Ricigliano during a class trip to the Edison Municipal Building on Wednesday, Nov. 10.
TRENTON – Senators Teresa Ruiz (D-Essex) and Loretta Weinberg (D-Bergen), chairs of the Senate Education and the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committees, respectively, urged New Jersey’s college and university presidents to ban from their campuses alcoholic energy drinks.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY — Middlesex County has expanded its program offering skills assessment and work readiness classes to low-income, out-of-school youth ages 16 to 21.
NEWARK — Rail commuters seeking a more tranquil onboard experience are in luck. NJ TRANSIT Executive Director James Weinstein announced a significant expansion of the agency’s Quiet Commute program on five of NJ TRANSIT’s busiest rail lines.
NEW BRUNSWICK– Research presented Wednesday at a national conference by a team of investigators at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ), shows careful consideration should be given before initiating androgen deprivation therapy, a common treatment for older men with localized prostate cancer.
Dear EarthTalk: I’ve heard of global warming, of course, but what on Earth is “global dimming?”
— Max S., Seattle, WA