STATE — African Americans are twice as likely to have a first stroke compared to Caucasians, and cardiovascular disease, including stroke, is the leading cause of death for African-American men and women, killing nearly 100,000 annually in the United States.
PISCATAWAY – The Diocese of Metuchen recently received a $50,000 grant from The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey to benefit the Saint John’s Health and Family Service Center in New Brunswick. The center is operated by the Health Services Division of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Metuchen.
Helen M. Storms (nee Yoos), age 89, of Clark, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 30, at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Rahway.
RAHWAY — Krissy Suckow’s eighth grade language arts classes at Rahway Middle School recently completed persuasive movie projects. As a National Day of Writing activity, addressed the question “Why should teachers believe in me?”
LINDEN – The city’s Department of Public Property and Community Services is offering Linden adult residents daily use of fully equipped exercise rooms located at the John T. Gregorio Recreation Center, 330 Helen Street and the Linden Multi Purpose Center, 1025 John Street.
METUCHEN – The annual World Day for Consecrated Life, a celebration of men and women who serve God and the faithful through religious life, will be commemorated by an evening prayer service Feb. 6.
CLARK –The Board of Trustees of the Clark Public Library has approved the following meeting schedule:
STATE – State officials are advising drivers to slow down and exercise caution during Tuesday morning’s “rush hour” commute. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for much of the state from late tonight through Wednesday evening.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Federal officials unveiled new dietary guidelines for Americans today that place a stronger emphasis on reducing calorie consumption and increasing physical activity. More than one-third of children and more than two-thirds of adults in the United States are overweight or obese.