METUCHEN — The Investors Savings Bank Foundation has awarded a $2,000 grant to the YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge, and South Amboy. The grant will support the agency’s Livestrong cancer survivors program, in partnership with the Lance Armstrong Foundation.
Dear EarthTalk: Some drycleaners I’ve seen offer “wet cleaning” as opposed to dry cleaning. What’s the difference? Is it better for the environment? — Elizabeth Connelly, Tampa, FL
RAHWAY — Second grade students at Franklin School in Rahway have been learning about earth science. Students have been investigating rocks and learning how to observe, describe, and sort them based on properties.
RAHWAY — On Oct. 27, students at Roosevelt School in Rahway celebrated the birthday of their school’s namesake, Teddy Roosevelt. The Roosevelt School PTA treated everyone to an ice cream party.
PERTH AMBOY — On Saturday, Oct. 29, city residents are invited to take part in Perth Amboy’s Halloween parade and costume contest. There will be separate prizes for children and adults with the scariest, prettiest and funniest Halloween costumes. Costume pre-judging will take place at the train station at 11 a.m.
TRENTON – Two men pleaded guilty today in connection with a joint investigation by the Division of Criminal Justice and Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor into alleged extortion of money from dock workers at the Port of New York and New Jersey, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced.
ELIZABETH–The story of the “good Samaritan” told so long ago, lives on, as evidenced this week at the 74th Union County Championships, when Benedictine Academy runners chose to interrupt their cross-country race during the height of competition in order to attend to the wellbeing of an ill runner from a competing school.
MAPLEWOOD — Sunil P. Malhotra, MD, director of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery at Children’s Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, spoke today with students in the junior class at Columbia High School in Maplewood.
CARTERET – Due to weather predictions for Saturday, the Carteret Halloween Festival/Parade and Washington Avenue Street Festival have been re-scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 30.