STATE – A majority – 54 percent – of New Jersey voters approve of the job Gov. Chris Christie is doing, while 36 percent disapprove according to the most recent poll by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind.
Up to seven percent of pregnant women will develop preeclampsia, a serious pregnancy-related condition that can affect the placenta, liver, kidneys, blood, brain, and other organs. It is a leading cause of maternal and infant sickness and death in the US.
GARWOOD — The Mothers’ Center of Central New Jersey will hold its Fall Open House on Wednesday, Sept. 28 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. The open house will take place at the Garwood Presbyterian Church, located at 341 Spruce Avenue in Garwood.
STATE – New Jersey residents who did not receive reimbursement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for items purchased in direct response to Hurricane Irene may qualify under a separate FEMA grant program: Other Needs Assistance (ONA).
METUCHEN — A Rutgers journalism professor who lives in Metuchen, Tom Davis, authored the book “A Legacy of Madness: Recovering My Family From Generations of Mental Illness,” which is being released on Oct. 3.
RAHWAY – Scraps of leftover yarn and never-used skeins donated by hospital employees were collected and crocheted into colorful handmade blankets to give to New Jersey’s homeless in a project involving about 30 hospital employees and volunteers at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway.
TRENTON – Legislation that would permit county colleges and vocational school districts to establish green job certification programs received final legislative approval in the Senate today.
I am quite put off by the number of candidates who have yet to respond to the AARP Voters’ Guide questionnaire. A phone-in conference hosted by AARP on Monday garnered almost 20,000 AARP members who wanted to learn about important issues such as property taxes, long-term care, health care and affordable utilities.
CARTERET – A local church is offering a new educational program for Orthodox Christians beginning next month.