Residents In North Jersey ”Bear Country” Urged To Secure Trash

TRENTON — The state’s Department of Environmental Protection is advising residents and outdoor enthusiasts in North Jersey, especially in areas regularly frequented by black bears, to strictly adhere to guidelines for eliminating or securing potential black bear food sources during the fall period when bears feed extensively to build fat layers for hibernation.

Photo: Rahway Students Assemble Into Human Bar Graph

RAHWAY — On Friday morning, you could feel the summer air beginning to transform itself into a crisp autumn breeze. Students from Mrs. Lopez’s third grade class at Franklin Elementary School in Rahway stepped outside their classroom and transformed themselves into a human bar graph.