Children’s Hospital Offers Halloween Safety Tips

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.

Clark Police Blotter

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.

Energy-Efficiency Tax Credits Expire Soon

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.


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

Hospital Offers Bereavement Support For Those Facing Loss This Holiday Season

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.