STATE – Gov. Chris Christie has proclaimed the week of Oct. 24-28 as Post-Polio Awareness Week in New Jersey. The opening day of the week has special significance: Oct. 24 is World Polio Day, designated by the United Nations to highlight the need to wipe out polio in remaining parts of the world where the dreaded disease is still rampant.
CLARK — When the Clark Public Library first opened in 1961, a small store held a collection of less than 600 books. Fifty years later, the library holds nearly 100,000 volumes and offers audiobooks, DVDs, Blu Ray, e-books, as well as free computer and Wi-Fi access.
Ask any man about prostate cancer in Union County or anywhere else, and you may be met with an uncomfortable silence or abrupt change of subject. Although prostate cancer may be one of the least talked about diseases, it is one of the most common types of cancer among American men, second only to skin cancer, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
EDISON – The Edison Recreation Department will begin accepting team applications for the 2012 Men’s Basketball Program on Monday, Oct. 24. All applications must be returned by Monday, Nov. 28.
Just because Halloween celebrates all things scary doesn’t mean you want any safety scares of your own this year. Use these tips from USA.gov to make sure you and your family have a fun and safe holiday.
Dear EarthTalk: What’s the latest in regard to putting limits on greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S.? Is there any hope that Obama can get something done? — Bradley Johnson, Helena, MT
SOUTH AMBOY – Thomas Reilly of South Amboy has been nominated to become a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success, Sigma Alpha Pi, at Rutgers University.
EDISON – Temple Emanu-El, located at 100 James Street in Edison, has announced its November calendar of events. All take place at the temple, unless otherwise noted. For additional information, call 1-732-549-4442.
MILWAUKEE, Wisc. – Healthy and Halloween are not often used in the same sentence. Halloween is usually seen as a time to get dressed up, gather sugary treats, and enjoy the spookiness of the season. TOPS Club, Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), the nonprofit weight loss support organization, provides tips to stock the kids’ bags with better treats, host a healthy party, and more.