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Students Participate In Leadership Forum

Students Participate In Leadership Forum—Five students from Perth Amboy Catholic School were invited to attend the 2009 People to People World Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C. Selection for participation in the World Leadership Forum is based on high academic standing…

National Public Health Week

 By Ronald G. Rios A healthy nation begins with healthy individuals. With that said, I ask each resident this question, what can you do today to improve your health? Every April since 1995, the American Public Health Association observes National…

Elizabeth Day-1989

 by Diane Norek Harrison  ELIZABETH-This was sent to me by Mr. William Frolich:  “It was on the 16th of April in the year 1789, that George Washington was informed in Mt. Vernon that he had been unanimously elected as the…

Report Calls On Government Leaders To Help Underinsured Americans

HIGHLAND PARK – The number of Americans paying more for health insurance policies that cover less has increased 60 percent since 2003, a troubling trend that is exacerbated by and contributing to the economic crisis according to a Community Catalyst…

Woodbridge “Tooling Around The Township” Program Marks 10th Year

WOODBRIDGE—Mayor John E. McCormac launched “Tooling Around The Township – 2009,” the annual community-based program that organizes teams of volunteers, local trades’ persons and business sponsors to fix-up, repair and help maintain homes for senior and disabled township residents.  “I’m…

Celebrate Earth Day at the E.A.R.T.H. Center

SOUTH BRUNSWICK—Earth Day has long been a time to think globally and act locally. That’s why on Wednesday, April 22, Middlesex County’s office of Rutgers Cooperative Extension invites you to celebrate Earth Day at the EARTH Center in Davidson’s Mill…

Young Artists Earned Showcase

Young Artists Earned Showcase – During Youth Art Month, artwork by young artists from throughout the county was exhibited at IKEA in Elizabeth. Seventh grader Sean Carolan, second grader Brian Conaty and sixth grader Christine Golden represented St. John the…

Hindus Want 9 More Festivals Added To Schools’ List Of Religious Holidays

STATE—Hindus have urged New Jersey Department of Education to add nine more Hindu festivals, including Durgapuja, to its “List of Religious Holidays Permitting Pupil Absence From School.” Acclaimed Hindu and Indo-American statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement last week, said…

New Restrictions For Teen Drivers

 TRENTON – New laws aimed at increasing teen driver safety were signed into today by Gov. Jon S. Corzine. The measures implement top recommendations of the state’s Teen Driver Study Commission and increase restrictions placed on teen drivers. “Kyleigh’s Law”…