Dear EarthTalk: Why don’t cleaning products have to list their ingredients, and are these products tested for what they might do to your health? — Patricia Greenville, Bethel, CT
WESTFIELD — Literacy Volunteers of Union County (LVUC) and Literacy Volunteers of the Plainfield Public Library honored tutors during a special Tutor Appreciation Event held in Westfield at the Presbyterian Church during National Volunteer Week.
ELIZABETH—A “CSI” science contest for girls in grades 6-8 was held at Benedictine Academy in Elizabeth on Saturday, April 2. The competition brought together a total of nine investigative teams representing eight elementary schools in the Union and Essex County area.
One of the biggest threats to New Jersey’s public land is illegal off-road vehicle (ORV) riding. The Pinelands Preservation Alliance has been on the front lines of addressing this problem for years, and has come up with a 12-point plan to protect the public lands of this state we’re in.
FAIR LAWN – Through the humanitarian efforts of their employees, Columbia Bank has raised $14,400 in support of Japan’s Earthquake and Tsunami Relief efforts. The relief funds were donated directly to the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army and Save the Children charities.
CRANFORD — Calvary Nursery School & Child Care and Helen K. Baldwin Nursery School, joined together last week with the Cranford Police, Fire, Postal and E.M.S. Departments for a block party to celebrate young children and the staff that work with them.
CLARK — Mrs. LaManna’s preschool class is pictured with students from the Arthur L. Johnson High School puppetry club. The Clark preschoolers were treated to three short puppet shows reinforcing themes such as good manners, hygiene, and friendship.
ELIZABETH—Benedictine Academy, an all-female Catholic college prep high school in Elizabeth, has released its third quarter honor roll. Thirty-nine exemplary students at the Academy were named to first and second honors based on outstanding academic performance
RAHWAY — On Friday, April 8, Rahway Middle School held its first Word of the Day Challenge. The top three students in each grade level were awarded trophies.