Dear EarthTalk: I read a heart-wrenching story of a polar bear that swam 400 miles with its cub on its back in search of an ice floe to rest on. It survived but its cub did not. What can be done to save these magnificent creatures? Is it too late? — Jerry Bresnehan, Des Moines, IA
CLARK – At its annual reorganization meeting on May 3, the Clark Board of Education approved its 2011-2012 meeting schedule.
Since 2008, there has been a rise in workplace violence that many experts believe is closely associated with the increasing pressure people are feeling at work and overall uncertainty about jobs nationally. Stress or conflict at work, financial issues and even trouble at home can all contribute to workplace violence.
LINCOLN, R.I. – The weather is getting warmer and the days are getting longer, which means more children are outside riding bikes. But this is also the time of year when bicycle-related injuries skyrocket.
American immigrants from Mexico, and their descendants, are one of the fastest-growing segments of the population, according to the latest U.S. census — a fact that comes to mind especially as May 5, Cinco de Mayo, approaches.
NEWARK – The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) and St. George’s University School of Medicine, Grenada, West Indies, announced Tuesday that they are negotiating a partnership agreement under which UMDNJ would actively collaborate in the education and training of third- and fourth-year St. George’s medical students in rotations at New Jersey hospitals.
RAHWAY – Comedian Howie Mandel is coming to the Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway for an exclusive area engagement on at 8 p.m. on May 19.
RAHWAY — Rocco Collucci, principal of Roosevelt School in Rahway, recently accepted a $1,000 donation from Mary Peter of the Rahway Junior Service League.
CLARK – Family and friends of Clark’s Boy Scout Troop 145 invite the public to join them for a mini-golf and picnic fundraiser to be held Thursday, June 9, at Hyatt Hills Golf Complex in Clark. The fundraiser will be held from 5 until 9 p.m. and will include 18 holes of miniature golf and a picnic with great food and beverages.