Residents In North Jersey ”Bear Country” Urged To Secure Trash

TRENTON — The state’s Department of Environmental Protection is advising residents and outdoor enthusiasts in North Jersey, especially in areas regularly frequented by black bears, to strictly adhere to guidelines for eliminating or securing potential black bear food sources during the fall period when bears feed extensively to build fat layers for hibernation.

Photo: Rahway Students Assemble Into Human Bar Graph

RAHWAY — On Friday morning, you could feel the summer air beginning to transform itself into a crisp autumn breeze. Students from Mrs. Lopez’s third grade class at Franklin Elementary School in Rahway stepped outside their classroom and transformed themselves into a human bar graph.

Middlesex County Health Dept. Announces Flu Shot Clinics

MIDDLESEX COUNTY – The county’s flu immunization clinics are underway and will continue through Oct. 7. Flu immunizations will be provided to Middlesex County residents 6 months of age and over, no appointment is necessary. For locations and dates, visit

Family Theater At The Forum

METUCHEN — The Forum Theater Arts Center will host a production of “Jack And The Beanstalk” presented by A Kids Forum on Saturday, Oct. 15 and 22, at 11 a.m. and Sunday, Oct. 16 and 23, at 2 p.m. Performances are at the Forum Theatre Arts Center located at 314 Main Street, Metuchen.

Komen For The Cure® Offers Scholarships To Students Whose Lives Have Been Affected By Breast Cancer

SUMMIT – For “would-be” college-bound students who have lost a parent or guardian to breast cancer, or have themselves been diagnosed with breast cancer, the dream of a college education may feel as unreachable as the stars. Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, the world’s largest breast cancer organization, provides scholarships to students whose lives have been affected by breast cancer—scholarships that can ease the significant financial burden of attending college.