SCOTCH PLAINS – Chocolate is good for you and it’s more versatile than you think. Chocolate! is the theme of a cooking demonstration Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. at the RWJ Rahway Fitness & Wellness Center in Scotch Plains.
LIVINGSTON — On Jan. 1, 2012, Richard J. Kogan will assume the chairmanship of the Saint Barnabas Medical Center Board of Trustees. Kogan is presently the vice-chairman of the Board, and is also a vice-chairman of Barnabas Health, the parent organization of Saint Barnabas Medical Center.
NEW PROVIDENCE — Today, New Jersey Health and Senior Services Commissioner Mary E. O’Dowd encouraged all New Jersey residents to become organ and tissue donors. O’Dowd joined NJ Sharing Network President and Chief Executive Officer Joseph Roth to highlight the need for donations and talk with organ recipients and donor families.
SAYREVILLE — The Middlesex County COAD (Community Organizations Active in Disaster) and a number of Middlesex County non-profits have been planning the development of an unmet needs table to address anticipated requests for continuing assistance from victims of Hurricane Irene. An important informational meeting will take place on Thursday, Dec. 15, at the Middlesex County Fire Academy in Sayreville from 2 to 4 p.m.
CLARK — The Notables, a local group of women singers, kicked off the holiday season at the Clark Public Library on Sunday, Dec. 11.
SOUTH BRUNSWICK – Today, Governor Chris Christie joined executives from The Coca-Cola Company, including Chairman and CEO Muhtar Kent, to cut the ribbon on a new 226,000 -square foot facility in South Brunswick. The new facility will employ many of the company’s 1,250 workers in New Jersey.
WASHINGTON D.C. – New Jersey Senators Robert Menendez and Frank Lautenberg, both Democrats, joined 20 other legislators in a bipartisan letter to the Senate Finance Committee last week, urging the committee to extend a tax benefit for bus and train riders. The benefit would revert back to $125 a month as of Jan. 1, if the higher $230 a month figure is not reauthorized.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ), Congressman Rush Holt (D-NJ-12), officials from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) and military leaders including David L. McGinnis, the Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs; General Craig R. McKinley, Chief, National Guard Bureau; Lt. General William E. Ingram Jr., Director of the Army National Guard; and Lt. General Jack C. Stultz, Chief, Army Reserve today announced the national launch of Vets4Warriors.
TRENTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved Bergen, Middlesex and Passaic Counties for federal disaster reimbursement to cover public sector damages and costs related to the severe storm which impacted New Jersey on Oct. 29, Gov. Chris Christie announced today.