STATE — National Preparedness Month kicks-off today throughout the country. The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management offers these simple steps that New Jerseyians can do to prepare for the unforeseen as well as reduce stress and confusion during an actual emergency.
NEWARK – Superior Court Judge John F. Malone has ordered an Indiana-based company to pay New Jersey $67,321.50 after finding the company offered for sale and/or sold yo-yo waterballs to consumers here despite a 2008 state law banning the potentially hazardous toys.
OLD BRIDGE – A Pick 6 Lotto ticket that was sold in Middlesex County has won the top prize of $6.75 million for the drawing held on Monday, Aug. 30. The Pick 6 Lotto jackpot now resets to $2 million for the drawing on Thursday, September 2.
Dear EarthTalk: What are the differences between farmed versus wild salmon when it comes to human and environmental health? — Greg Diamond, Nashville, TN
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.
NEWARK—It is expected that over 21,000 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer and 15,000 women will lose their lives from the disease this year alone in the United States.
STATE – New York Blood Center, serving more than 20 million people in New York City, Long Island, the Hudson Valley, New Jersey, and parts of Connecticut and Pennsylvania, calls upon the communities it serves to donate blood in honor and remembrance of the thousands of men, women, and children affected by the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
ELIZABETH–Five Benedictine Academy seniors enjoyed exceptional higher education study opportunities this summer.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – As Hurricane Earl moves toward Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands and then up toward the East Coast of the United States, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is urging all Americans in East Coast states to take steps now to prepare their families and businesses for hurricanes and severe weather.
ELIZABETH — Members of the Union County Homicide Task Force arrested a Hillside man earlier this morning and charged him with murdering his wife several hours earlier in Elizabeth, according to Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow.