Help Check Out Hunger At Union County Libraries

UNION COUNTY — Help check out hunger this holiday season with donations to a Food Drive being sponsored by the Union County Public Libraries. From now until Dec.16, local public libraries will be accepting donations of non-perishable food items to benefit the New Jersey Community Food Bank and other local food pantries.

Movie Review: “Anonymous”

Academics, fops and dilettantes posing as film critics will exit “Anonymous” scratching their heads, wondering who was who in the Elizabethan political thriller, and speculating if any of its thesis on Shakespearean authorship is true. Folks who couldn’t care less but who randomly see films without reading reviews will question their lifestyle.

Speak Out: America Is a Free Speech Forum

The United States has historically stood for unfettered free speech, which is vital to a functioning democracy. Unfortunately, the tendency on the part of government and law enforcement officials to purge dissent has largely undermined the First Amendment’s safeguards for political free speech.

Fifth Graders Hold Food Drive

HELPING THE NEEDY … The fifth grade class at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School ran a food drive during the month of November for the Lower School. On Monday, November 21, the classes collected all the food and helped the maintenance crew load it into the truck for delivery to Starfish, a food pantry in Plainfield.

Children’s Hospital Offers Tips To Reduce SIDS Risk

NEWARK—While deaths from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) have declined dramatically since the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommended all babies should be placed on their backs to sleep in 1992, sleep-related deaths from other causes, including suffocation, entrapment and asphyxia, have increased.