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Remembering The Past: Westfield Inventor Charles Frederick Wallace

Remembering the Past by Diane Norek Harrison

WESTFIELD-Charles Frederick Wallace gave us chlorination of water, so essential to public health. An engineer, he came up with a simple device that pumped small amounts of chlorine gas into local water supplies to rid them of bacteria and other pathogens. His first customer was the Jersey City water department, which in 1913 paid Wallace $150 for a chlorinator to sanitize the Boonton, NJ reservoir.

Union County Residents Urged To Dispose Of Unwanted Prescription Medication Via Project Medicine Drop

UNION COUNTY — The Union County Prosecutor’s Office, Union County Police Department, and local elected officials and health professionals are urging residents to take a moment this October to dispose of their unwanted prescription medication at one of two county locations participating in the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General Division of Community Affairs’ Project Medicine Drop initiative.