NEWARK–Halloween is an exciting time of year for children. The last thing that any parent wants is an accident or injury to ruin the holiday. However, roughly four times as many children aged 5-14 are injured while walking on Halloween evening as compared with other evenings of the year, and falls are a leading cause of injuries among children on that night.
Oct. 4 at 2:17 p.m. – In the vicinity of 45 Central Avenue, Officer Antonio Manata arrested Elizabeth resident Ksaidsme Barlow, 34, on outstanding warrants from East Orange, Plainfield, Scotch Plains and the Union County Sheriff’s Department for contempt of court. He was subsequently turned over to the Union County Sheriff’s Department.
TRENTON – When it comes to teens and driving, the statistics tell the story and illuminate the risks. The leading cause of death among teenagers is car crashes. In the past 10 years, more than 700 young drivers have lost their lives on New Jersey roads and every 10 minutes another teen is involved in a crash.
If you haven’t already jumped on the home energy-efficiency bandwagon, the good news is that several federal energy tax credits originally slated to end in 2010 were extended through December 31, 2011; but the not-so-good news is that these credits are worth significantly less and are more restrictive than before.
CLARK — Cindy Tarello, a Clark School District Elementary Gifted and Talented Teacher, taught her fourth grade students how to write “biopoems” as a means of providing a biographical sketch of themselves in a poem format.
Dear EarthTalk: I know that polar bears are losing ice cover due to climate change, but what are other ways that global warming affects wildlife around the globe? — Hanna Bond, Hartford, CT
LIVINGSTON — Everyone understands how important it is for children to get vaccinated. However, there is a significant role for vaccinations in the adult population.
LIVINGSTON – There are times in our lives when the support and understanding of others is particularly helpful; the loss of a loved one is such a time. During this holiday season, to help those who recently experienced the death of a loved one, The Pastoral Care Department at Saint Barnabas Medical Center offers a free bereavement support group, Growing Through Loss.
CRANFORD – Union County College will celebrate its annual Founders’ Day Celebration Monday, Oct. 17, at the College’s Cranford campus. A series of events will be held throughout the day, beginning at 10:15 a.m.