PLAINFIELD—One out of five adults in New Jersey has difficulty reading, writing or communicating in English. All it takes is one hour a week to make a difference in the life of an adult who wants to learn.
MEDFORD, Mass. – Cathryn Title of Springfield was one of more than 2,900 students who graduated from Tufts University on May 17.
LINDEN—Recently, The Bayway Complex Community Advisory Panel, an organization of local community and industry representatives, awarded $1,000 scholarships to several high school students.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY—Applications are now being accepted for fall positions with the Middlesex County Youth Conservation Corps, whose mission is to protect and preserve natural areas from misuse, polluters and the forces of nature at the 7,000 acres of Open Space owned and maintained by Middlesex County.
TRENTON – Attorney General Anne Milgram and Department of Corrections Commissioner George Hayman have written to Senate leaders, urging support for a bill that would allow states, with permission from the Federal Communications Commission, to install devices that would prevent or interfere with cell phone communications within specific correctional facilities.
SCOTCH PLAINS—The family of Dr. Uma Viswanathan, a Scotch Plains pediatrician, has chosen to remember her life and work through a donation to the Trinitas Health Foundation that creates the Dr. Uma Viswanathan Memorial Endowment.
TOMS RIVER—Army National Guard 1st Lt. Michael L. Sojka is returning to the U.S. after a deployment to the Iraqi Theater of Operations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
ELIZABETH – A 54-year-old Union County woman died of complications related to swine flu last week, authorities announced.
WESTFIELD—For animal lovers in search of a child-friendly way to share their enthusiasm for pets, the Union County 4-H is offering volunteers an opportunity to lead its First Grade and Third Grade Pet Clubs.
NEWARK—Army National Guard Spec. Jerry J. Woolfolk has returned to the 154th Quartermaster Company, based in Newark, after being deployed to an overseas forward operating base in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.