April is National Volunteer Appreciation Month, and I would be remiss if I didn’t say Thank You to all the wonderful people who help The Salvation Army throughout the year.
HILLSIDE — Spending on business tax breaks that fail to produce public benefits must stop, according to Hillside Mayor Joseph Menza, who said New Jersey’s urban enterprise zone (UEZ) program is of seriously questionable value.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY – The federal government must stop the practice of extending temporary budget measures that so far have cut federal aid for critical human services by 15 percent, according to a coalition of government, religious and non-profit leaders who fear they will not be able to continue providing services to people in need if the cuts continue and a permanent budget is not adopted.
ELIZABETH – “Doing more with less” was the overriding theme at the 2011 Annual Mayors Dinner hosted by the Gateway Regional Chamber of Commerce at the Newark Airport Marriot Hotel Monday, March 28.
OLD BRIDGE – United States Department of Agriculture and New Jersey Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition officials presented 11 of the 12 elementary schools in the Old Bridge School District with the HealthierUS School Challenge Award on Wednesday.
(NAPSI)—Aspirin, a drug that “thins” the blood, can offer benefits in patients who are at a high risk for cardiovascular disease, including prevention of the formation of blood clots, which could cause a heart attack and stroke.
Dear EarthTalk: The World Bank is often cast in a bad light by green groups and in the press. What are their eco-crimes, and are there any reforms in the making? — J. Bloch, Newark, NJ
UNION – Missionaries Jerry and Karen Jacob will speak during the 6:30 p.m. service at Calvary Assembly of God in Union on April 17.
RAHWAY – Rebecca Yedlock, a first grade teacher at Franklin School in Rahway, has been recognized as the school’s teacher of the year. She is pictured here with Rahway Superintendent of Schools Edward Yergalonis (Photo courtesy of Franklin School)