LIVINGSTON — As the weather gets warmer, children will once again be outside playing which of course involves rollerblades and scooters. The number-one reported reason for trips to the emergency room, for either activity, is injury to the arms, wrists and hands that occurs when no protective gear is worn.
PERTH AMBOY–In celebration of Cinco de Mayo, the Perth Amboy Business Improvement District (BID) is sponsoring a two-part, fun-filled day of activities on Thursday, May 5.
RAHWAY – Bergen Community College history professor Philip Dolce will present “Crime and Justice in Suburbia: The Motion Picture Version” on Thursday, May 5, at 7 p.m. The free lecture will be held at Arts Guild New Jersey, 1670 Irving Street in Rahway.
ELIZABETH – Highly-regarded basketball coach Kevin Boyle recently announced that he is leaving St. Patrick’s High School in Elizabeth for another job at a Florida school.
EDISON — The annual exhibit of work from students taking Media Arts courses kicked off with a reception April 26. Fifty-one students created photographs or graphic images for the exhibit, which continues until May 19 in the Studio Theatre.
TRENTON – Sen. Nicholas P. Scutari said the Senate Judiciary Committee, which he chairs, will consider the nomination of Anne Patterson for a seat on the state Supreme Court.
MOUNTAINSIDE – Are you expecting a federal tax refund this year? Internal Revenue Service spokesman Gregg Semanick offers these tips for checking on the status of your refund and some helpful tips about refunds.
STATE – Only eight percent of Americans rank Atlantic City as their top casino destination, according to a national telephone poll conducted by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind™. Las Vegas was the top choice of 47 percent of adults, while New Orleans was the top pick of 10 percent. Reno (five percent) and St. Louis (four percent) rounded out the list.
STATE — People in New Jersey are breathing dangerous levels of ozone air pollution (“smog”) and fine particle (“soot”) pollution, although levels of both pollutants have improved, according to the American Lung Association’s State of the Air 2011 report, which gave New Jersey very different grades for the most widespread outdoor pollutants that threaten the lives and health of Americans.