TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation ensuring that sexual assault victims are not responsible for costs of forensic examinations on Thursday. Currently, each county provides forensic examinations by a physician or certified forensic sexual assault nurse examiners.
NEW YORK — The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Board of Commissioners approved a plan to raise tolls and fares beginning next month. The fare hikes are smaller than the Port Authority originally proposed.
CARTERET–The borough will be hosting its first Battle of the Bands on Saturday, Aug. 20 at Carteret Waterfront Park, Mayor Dan Reiman and the Carteret Business Partnership, Inc., have announced. Dubbed “A Fistful of Sound,” the event will promote and showcase regional amateur musical performers through fun and friendly competition, and present a new entertainment venue to area residents and visitors.
PERTH AMBOY —The city’s third annual Family Day celebration is this Saturday, Aug. 20, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Mayor Wilda Diaz announced. The event is free and open to all city residents.
RAHWAY — Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway announced this week that the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services has designated the hospital a Primary Stroke Center.
LINDEN — Can you imagine not being able to read the back of a medicine bottle, fill out a job application or speak with your child’s teacher? In Union County, 26 percent of the adult population lives with these limitations every day.
NEWARK—As children look forward to using new lunchboxes for school, parents should be aware of the dangers of foodborne illness that can lurk in a packed lunch.
Blood Drive • Aug. 19 from 1 – 7 p.m. – Woodbridge Center Mall, 250 Woodbridge Center Dr., Woodbridge, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566.
It’s about time I got to review something like Tate Taylor’s “The Help,” a vital work with a beginning, middle, end and something important to say. Inundated by the summer of FX, where every moment of almost every movie has attempted to emulate the last two minutes of a 4th of July fireworks extravaganza, I was trapped inside a pinball machine.