NEW BRUNSWICK — The Superior Court of New Jersey, Middlesex Vicinage, seeks youth volunteers between the ages of 14 and 17 from Highland Park, Monroe, New Brunswick, North Brunswick and South Plainfield in Middlesex County to serve on the Juvenile Conference Committees (JCC) in their communities.
Ever since we were little, my best friend Bob has loved films where worlds collided…especially those sword and sandal epics intermeshed with dinosaurs and a healthy peppering of mythical monsters. So I figure I’ll call and tell him that he’ll probably like director Jon Favreau’s similarly anachronistic “Cowboys & Aliens.”
Blood Drive • Aug. 5 from 2 – 8 p.m. – Woodbridge Center Mall, 250 Woodbridge Center Drive, Woodbridge, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566.
About two weeks ago, I wrote about “scams” on the international scene and how gullible people are. Does anyone remember hearing about a person who claimed to have won a lottery, but didn’t have a positive bank I.D. to be able to cash in?
ELIZABETH – The United Ways of Central Jersey, Hudson, Greater Mercer, Monmouth and Greater Union counties announced that they have joined together for a summer “Stuff The Bus” drive to provide school supplies to the children in their communities.
ELIZABETH — Earlier this week, a Union County Grand Jury handed down a 74-count indictment against a Union Township doctor and his brother after an investigation revealed that they submitted millions of dollars in allegedly fraudulent Medicare and private insurance health care claims, Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow announced.
CARTERET — The long awaited pier extension to the Veterans Memorial Fishing Pier at Carteret Waterfront Park is well into construction and is expected to conclude early this fall, according to Mayor Dan Reiman.
Dear EarthTalk: I have a carpet made out of recycled PET bottles in my baby’s room and I started noticing a lot of the fibers on our clothes and even in my mouth! Is it dangerous for me or my baby to be in contact with and possibly ingest these fibers? — Ashley Riccaboni, via e-mail
UTICA, N.Y. – A majority of likely voters doubt that America’s best days are still ahead and two-thirds believe that jobs lost in the recession won’t ever come back according to a new poll by IBOPE Zogby.
STATE – While New Jersey lawmakers failed to legalize same-sex marriage last year, Garden State voters support it according to a new poll by Public Policy Polling.