DOVER – Six students from Union County are among more than 200 who received diplomas from Dover Business College during the school’s summer commencement ceremony held July 16, according to college President Timothy D. Luing.
CRANFORD – The Cranford Chamber of Commerce is preparing for the 50th annual Pride in Cranford Awards dinner, which will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 6–9:30 p.m. at the Galloping Hill Inn, 325 Chestnut Street in Union.
EDISON – The Edison Township Public Library Board of Trustees will hold the remainder of their 2011 meetings at the main library on the following Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m.: Sept. 14, Oct. 12, Nov. 9 and Dec. 14. The trustees used to meet on Tuesdays.
Every day in America, half a million people sit in local jails awaiting trial. They are there because they can’t afford to make bail. Two of every three of these people are charged with nonviolent offenses and are simply waiting to face their accusers.
ELIZABETH — Earlier this week, a Union County Grand Jury handed down a 74-count indictment against a Union Township doctor and his brother after an investigation revealed that they submitted millions of dollars in allegedly fraudulent Medicare and private insurance health care claims, Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow announced.
CARTERET — The long awaited pier extension to the Veterans Memorial Fishing Pier at Carteret Waterfront Park is well into construction and is expected to conclude early this fall, according to Mayor Dan Reiman.
TRENTON — Legislation to support recreation and conservation projects with voter-approved funding for open space preservation was signed into law Wednesday. The projects include several in Middlesex.
MADISON — FDU’s nationally-ranked Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurship invites veterans to apply for admission to Veterans Launching Ventures. This is an opportunity for any military veteran who owns a small business or is considering starting a business.
Dear EarthTalk: I have a carpet made out of recycled PET bottles in my baby’s room and I started noticing a lot of the fibers on our clothes and even in my mouth! Is it dangerous for me or my baby to be in contact with and possibly ingest these fibers? — Ashley Riccaboni, via e-mail
ELIZABETH – Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) or Church of Christ, one of the fastest growing international Christian organizations, will thank residents of Union County on Saturday, Aug. 6, for their continuous support and hospitality throughout its growth, at its inaugural Neighborhood Appreciation Day hosted at the Elizabeth house of worship on 1374 North Avenue from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
LINDEN – Children at Linden’s Al Kalla Day Camp recently dressed up like their favorite animal. (Photo courtesy of Linden)
NEWARK— The NJIT Board of Trustees approved a 4.5 percent tuition and fee increase for in-state undergraduate students for the 2011-2012 academic year.
STATE — August is National Breastfeeding Month and the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) is reminding residents of the positive health outcomes to both mother and baby when a child is breastfed.