Linden Police Blotter

Feb. 24 at 8:15 p.m. –Officers investigated a robbery at Family Dollar, 1600 East St. Georges Avenue. A masked suspect threatened the cashier with an apparent weapon and took an undetermined amount of cash from the register. Police were unable to locate a suspect.

College To Hold Financial Aid Workshops

UNION COUNTY – During the month of March, Union County College is hosting five financial aid workshops to provide prospective students with the opportunity to learn about the type of aid that is available for college. Attendees will also receive help with applying for aid.

Screening Is Key to Reducing Colon Cancer Risk

Each year, more than 70,000 women in the US are diagnosed with colorectal (colon) cancer. It is the third most common cause of cancer death among women. Fortunately, when caught early, it is highly treatable. Regular screening can significantly reduce your risk.

EarthTalk®

Dear EarthTalk: Isn’t it a waste that we buy water in plastic bottles when it is basically free out of our taps? Even health food stores, which should know better, sell it like crazy. When did Earth’s most abundant and free natural resource become a commercial ‘beverage’? — A. Jacobs, via e-mail