STATE – Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children 3 to 14 years old, according to 2006 figures from the National Center for Health Statistics. However, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately 8,959 lives have been saved from 1975 to 2008 by the proper use of child safety seats.
Dear EarthTalk: I’ve heard conflicting reports regarding how long it really takes for a plastic grocery bag to decompose. Can you set the record straight? — Martha Blount, San Diego, CA
ELIZABETH–Trinitas Regional Medical Center, in partnership with the Greater New York Kidney Foundation, will again serve as a Kidney Early Evaluation Program (KEEP) site where members of the community can receive valuable health screenings to determine if they are at risk for kidney disease.
EDISON–WWE Champion and Hall of Fame legend, Tony “Mr. USA” Atlas, will headline a full card of bouts at the upcoming Fall Family Spectacular in Edison on Sept. 25.
WOODBRIDGE — The Woodbridge Department of Health & Human Services and Animal Control Division is offering free rabies inoculations for township dogs and cats on Monday, Sept. 20 and Wednesday, Sept. 22.
Back when Marilyn Randall was a kid, she didn’t have to send a friend request in order to become someone’s friend.
UPPER FREEHOLD – Perhaps you’ve always wanted to learn how to fish or hunt but weren’t sure how to get started. Or maybe you’ve been longing to strap on a backpack and venture onto the Appalachian Trail for a long weekend but were afraid you lacked the skills.
NEW BRUNSWICK — Vendors interested in selling their wares are invited to reserve a space for Community Service Day, which is being sponsored by New Brunswick Elks Lodge No. 324 on Sunday, Oct. 3, rain or shine.
CLARK – The Clark chapter of UNICO will hold their fourth annual Italian-American Feast during Columbus Day weekend, Oct. 8-10.
UNION – The Kean University women’s volleyball team dropped both of its matches in Saturday action at the team’s own Kean Invitational.
UNION – Junior Olivia Triano and senior Kelly Mataya each scored goals to lift the Kean University field hockey team to a 2-0 shutout over St. Joseph’s College of Maine in non-conference action on Sunday afternoon.
OLD BRIDGE – St. Thomas the Apostle Church was full on Aug. 28, as parishioners, family and friends gathered to celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving for Deacon John J. Fitzsimmons’ 33 years of ministry.
UNION– The Kean University women’s tennis team picked up their third win of the season as they defeated New York City College of Technology, 9-0, Friday afternoon from the Alumni Stadium Tennis Courts.