TRENTON – Department of Environmental Protection Acting Commissioner Mark N. Mauriello announced Tuesday that portions of Lodi, Kearny, Plainfield, Rahway, Somerville and Woodbridge have been designated as state Brownfield Development Areas. The new designations will help these municipalities work toward their redevelopment goals.
WOODBRIDGE—On Wednesday, Oct. 7, Woodbridge Township Mayor John McCormac, and Superintendent of Schools Dr. John Crowe walked several Woodbridge students to Lynn Crest School as part of National Walk Our Children To School Day. The walk was initiated to teach children about pedestrian safety and talk about simple ways to keep healthy.
WOODBRIDGE—The Woodbridge Township Department of Health & Human Services has been notified by the New Jersey Department of Health of a positive case of rabies in a raccoon trapped on Oct. 4 in the vicinity of Schoder Avenue in Woodbridge.
WOODBRIDGE—The Woodbridge Township Department of Health & Human Services will administer seasonal flu and pneumonia vaccine to township residents on Tuesday, Oct. 13, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Evergreen Center located at 400 Inman Avenue in Colonia.
SCOTCH PLAINS–Seniors Jamie Ciocon of Edison and Florianne Jalac of Union have been named Commended Students in the 2010 National Merit Scholarship Program, Sister Percylee Hart, RSM, the principal of Union Catholic High School, announced.
WOODBRIDGE—Trinity Episcopal Church will be sponsoring a health fair on Saturday, Nov. 7, in conjunction with J.F. Kennedy Hospital of Edison. The free event will take place between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. in the parish hall of the church, located at 650 Rahway Avenue, Woodbridge.
NEW BRUNSWICK—State Theatre and Undercover Entertainment present Shelly Garrett’s “Beauty Shop 2009” for two performances on Saturday, Oct. 17 at 3 and 8p.m. Tickets range from $22-57.
GREAT LAKES, Ill.—Navy Seaman Apprentice Shanel A. Soto, daughter of Dawn M. Deboer and Carlos Soto of Perth Amboy, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
EDISON—The Girls’ Varsity Soccer Team at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School learned to “think pink” and score some big points for breast cancer awareness and Lee National Denim Day (www.denimday.com) during their victorious game against Ranney, 5-0, on Friday, Oct. 2.
EDISON—Statistics indicate that there are 23.6 million people in the United States who have been diagnosed with diabetes. “A Common Sense Approach to Diabetes Management” is a free, 4-week workshop that can help diabetics better understand and manage their diabetes.