NEW BRUNSWICK – Friday evening, authorities released additional details about the death of a New Brunswick man who was fatally shot during an incident with city police officers just after midnight on Sept. 22.
MARTINSVILLE—Twelve Pingry seniors, including Sarah Kim of Edison, are semifinalists in the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program. The program is in its 57th year of honoring students who show exceptional academic ability and potential for success in rigorous college studies. Approximately 8,300 National Merit Scholarships, worth more than $34 million, will be offered in the spring of 2012.
RAHWAY—The Merchants and Drovers Tavern Museum Association’s annual “Ghosts of the Past” Rahway Cemetery Tour this year will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War in 1861.
The last Sunday in September is Gold Star Mother’s Day, also proclaimed Parents of Fallen Military Sons and Daughters Day in New Jersey. A Gold Star Mother is any American woman who has lost a son or daughter in service…
This year, 137 New York City children found out once again just how special summer is in Northern New Jersey. Fresh Air Fund hosts, volunteers and local supporters dedicated their time and efforts to help these inner-city youngsters experience simple summertime pleasures, including afternoons of swimming, fishing at sunset and roasting s’mores over a campfire.
STATE — NJ Blood Services, which supplies blood products and services to 60 hospitals throughout the state, is seeking volunteers to work blood drives.
(NAPSI)—Prostate health issues are becoming increasingly common in men, particularly those who are 50 years old and older. In fact, one in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. The disease is the third most common cause of death from cancer in men of all ages.
Dear EarthTalk: What is “genetic pollution” as it pertains to the bioengineering of animals, fish and plants, and what happens if they cross breed with their wild cousins? — R. Ahearn, Rome, NY
(StatePoint) If you’ve ever wondered where your hard earned money is going, it’s time to take a more thoughtful approach to your spending.
Most college students think the window to secure grants and scholarships for their education is a small one. Think again – according to Scholarship America, the nation’s largest provider of scholarships in the country, students should continue to search year after year while they are earning their advanced degree.
SOUTH AMBOY — The Y celebrates Women’s Health & Fitness in September as a way to promote the importance and value of women maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The South Amboy Branch YMCA will be hosting a Women’s Health & Wellness Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 28.
SCOTCH PLAINS — Bring your dogs, cats, hamsters, gerbils and hermit crabs to the Willow Grove Church lawn on this afternoon, Sept. 25, between 4 and 5:30 p.m. to receive a blessing from Rev. Cynthia Cochran-Carney. If your pet is sick or has died, bring a picture and the pastor will include this pet in a blessing.
(StatePoint) Is your home safe from burglars and thieves? Or are you courting them with obvious security lapses and poor planning when you’re away?