NJ Recognizes National Asthma Awareness Month

TRENTON — May is Asthma Awareness Month and the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services (NJDHSS) is partnering with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and health care groups across the nation to educate people about the symptoms, treatments and costs of the disease.

County Bar Foundation Honors South Brunswick High School Mock Trial Team

NEW BRUNSWICK — On Tuesday, May 3, the Middlesex County Bar Foundation honored the Noor Ul-Iman School of South Brunswick for winning the 2010-11 Vincent J. Apruzzese High School Mock Trial Middlesex County Championship. The event was held at the Middlesex County Superior Court in New Brunswick.

Highland Park To Host Earth & Health Fair

HIGHLAND PARK — Sustainable Highland Park and the Board of Health are once again combining efforts to host the annual Earth & Health Fair on Tuesday, May 10, from 6 to 9 p.m. The event will be held in the cafeteria and gymnasium of the Highland Park High School located at 102 North 5th Ave and is being cosponsored by the Borough of Highland Park and the Highland Park School District.

United Way Plans Plainfield Home Tour

PLAINFIELD — United Way of Greater Union County’s Plainfield Community Council will host its third annual Maidens in May House Tour in Plainfield on Sunday, May 22, from 2-5 p.m., with a reception following at Grace Episcopal Church, 600 Cleveland Avenue in Plainfield from 4-6 p.m.

Doctor Offers Words Of Encouragement To Linden Students

LINDEN — Dr. Gretchen Carter addressed Linden School No. 4’s third and fourth grade students, offering inspirational words as they prepared to take the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) test. Carter spoke of her personal experiences on her journey into the field of medicine.

Linden Police Blotter

May 4 at 6:05 p.m. – Police investigated a reported theft from a motor vehicle, parked on the 1500 block of Pennsylvania Avenue. The victim, a 49-year-old Staten Island, N.Y. man, told police that someone took three cash bags containing approximately $50,000, receipts collected from three gas stations

Elizabeth Public Schools To Hold 4th Annual Teen Health Expo

ELIZABETH — On Tuesday, May 10, Elizabeth Public Schools will hold its fourth annual Healthy Leap into Summer health expo in collaboration with organizers Gateway Regional Chamber of Commerce President James R. Coyle and Trinitas Regional Medical Center Vice President of Clinical Services, Nancy DiLiegro, PhD.

Duke Basketball Coach, U.S. Education Secretary To Visit Linden School

LINDEN — Duke University basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan are scheduled to lead a contingent of dignitaries for the National Association of Basketball Coaches Foundation Ticket to Reading Rewards (TTRR) program in an assembly at the Myles J. McManus Middle School later this month.