Obesity rates have climbed dramatically both in New Jersey and nationally. In New Jersey alone, the percentage of residents who are obese was 24 percent in 2010, which has risen from 14 percent in 1995. This rise in obesity is harming the overall health of residents as obesity is a contributing cause of many other health problems, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes and some types of cancer.
RAHWAY — The Rahway Municipal Alliance, the Rahway Police Department and Prevention Links will sponsor a community education program for parents, educators and youth service professionals entitled “Cyberbullying: Welcome to the World of Texting, Sexting, Facebook and More” on Wednesday, Oct. 26 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. in the Rahway Middle School Auditorium.
STATE — Former Gov. Donald T. DiFrancesco allegedly accosted a female lobbyist and sought sexual attentions from her, according to a lawsuit filed against the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce by a former employee of that organization.
TRENTON – A suspended business administrator for the Westfield School District pleaded guilty today to accepting $13,000 in windows and doors from a contractor that he recommended be hired by the school district, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY — Middlesex County Office of Public Health, Acting Director-Health Officer Katherine Antonitis announced that 21 additional flu clinics will be held through December in New Brunswick, East Brunswick, and Edison locations.
Oct. 17 at 6:33 p.m. – Officer Andrew Webb investigated a report of a stolen motor vehicle at Route 1.
ELIZABETH – A superior court judge sentenced a Plainfield man to nine years in New Jersey state prison for his role in a 2010 strong-arm robbery, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow announced today.
SCOTCH PLAINS –Union Catholic High School’s Performing Arts Company will start its 2011-2012 season with the fall play, “The Miss Firecracker Contest.” Performances will take place on Nov. 3, 4, and 5 at 7 p.m.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY — About 200 municipal and school officials, environmentalists and students met at the Middlesex County Fire Academy on Oct. 17 to discuss the benefits of and how to fund and implement green technology and sustainable planning in the county.