Imagine being diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease. This incurable illness of the brain first manifests itself as low-level weakness and muscle atrophy. Soon you’re unable to stand, get in and out of bed, speak, or swallow food.
CHESTERFIELD — The 42nd Trusted Choice® Big “I” National Championship will return to Chesterfield for the second time. Old York Country Club will host 156 of the nation’s top junior golfers for the 72-hole stroke-play event held July 27-30. The tournament field boasts 12 New Jersey natives.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Most of the practices deemed “unfair” or “deceptive” by the Federal Reserve have disappeared from new credit card offers since federal passage of the Credit CARD Act last year, according to a new report by the Pew Health Group’s Safe Credit Cards Project.
NEW BRUNSWICK — A new study by researchers at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School has found that women between the ages of 35 and 54 were more likely to die in hospitals following heart attacks than men of a similar age.
RAHWAY — Rahway High School’s Social Action Club, led by faculty Advisor, Liz Jotz, and AmeriCorp Watershed Ambassador, Steven Hruby, recently completed pre-water audits in a heavily trafficked restroom and calculated a cost-benefit analysis, showing new fixtures would save over $6,500 in water costs yearly.
ELIZABETH – Beginning the week of Aug. 2, Union County College will offer a free summer program for young adults. The Career Prep Academy is for 17 to 21 year-old residents of Union County with priority given to those who live in Elizabeth.
CARTERET — Mayor Daniel J. Reiman and Councilman Dennis DiMascio, Public Works Chairman, have announced that the 2nd phase of Carteret’s Herman Avenue upgrade project has been awarded to S. Brothers General Contracting of South River.
TRENTON — The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) announced the upcoming closure of the I-78 westbound Express lanes in Union Township and Hillside and Irvington, from milepost 52.8 to milepost 55.
SOUTH AMBOY – Donald J. Applegate has been appointed to fill a vacancy on South Amboy’s City Council created when First Ward Councilman Russell Stillwagon died last month.
RAHWAY — Debra Natoli, an English teacher at Rahway High School, was chosen to participate in the 2010 Holocaust & Jewish Resistance Teachers’ Journey this summer.
EDISON — Art work from professional and non-professional Middlesex County artists over age 60, who participated in the Middlesex County Department of Senior Services Senior Art Contest, is currently on display at The Studio Art Gallery in the Performing Arts Center at Middlesex County College in Edison.
PERTH AMBOY – The city will host an Arts Festival on Amboy Avenue, between Lawrie and Washington streets, from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 24. There will be music, arts & crafts, vendors and more.
LINDEN – Police arrested a 50-year-old Roselle woman accused of shoplifting from the ShopRite supermarket on West Edgar Road Tuesday evening.