STATE – New York Blood Center, serving more than 20 million people in New York City, Long Island, the Hudson Valley, New Jersey, and parts of Connecticut and Pennsylvania, calls upon the communities it serves to donate blood in honor and remembrance of the thousands of men, women, and children affected by the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
LAKEWOOD – Chris Dominguez brought in four runs and came a home run short of the cycle, as the Augusta GreenJackets beat the BlueClaws 6-2 Tuesday night.
ELIZABETH–Five Benedictine Academy seniors enjoyed exceptional higher education study opportunities this summer.
NEWARK – Josh Phelps belted a solo homer in the top of the seventh inning to snap a tie ballgame as the Bridgeport Bluefish defeated the Newark Bears 7-6 victory in the second game of a doubleheader Tuesday at Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium. The Bluefish took the first game 16-6.
WEST ORANGE – Just can’t get enough of the animals at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo? Then be sure to follow @TurtleBackZoo on Twitter! For the month of September, the zoo’s residents will take on the tweeting.
EDISON – Former Minnesota resident Melanie Baier joins The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in North Edison this fall as the new Head of Lower School.
The high price of college textbooks is getting a lot of press. Legislators are considering bills to bring down costs, such as requiring professors to use the least expensive “educationally sound” option.
Environmental problems often result from millions of small decisions. It’s no surprise, then, that the inverse may be true: many small, positive actions can add up to a healthier environment. As kids head back to school, the transition into a new daily routine is a great time to go greener!
“Doing more with less” is a recurring theme these days for families and businesses. It’s also true for New Jersey’s state colleges and universities. Step one is figuring out what you’re spending in the first place. In the case of the state colleges, their workers compensation costs are a surprisingly large expense.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – As Hurricane Earl moves toward Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands and then up toward the East Coast of the United States, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is urging all Americans in East Coast states to take steps now to prepare their families and businesses for hurricanes and severe weather.
ELIZABETH — Members of the Union County Homicide Task Force arrested a Hillside man earlier this morning and charged him with murdering his wife several hours earlier in Elizabeth, according to Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow.
TRENTON – Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney and Senate Majority Leader Barbara Buono sent a letter to Governor Chris Christie requesting that he apologize for his “disparaging and partisan attack on federal education officials” following the state’s error on the Race to the Top education funding application.
TRENTON – With students returning to colleges and universities throughout New Jersey, Assembly Democrats Pamela R. Lampitt, Patrick J. Diegnan Jr. and Craig J. Coughlin are pushing legislation to ensure that colleges and universities have plans in place to address on-campus emergencies such as violent attacks or disease pandemics.