NJ Residents Encouraged To Make Heart-Healthy Choices

STATE — In recognition of February as American Heart Month and Feb. 4 as National Wear Red Day, Health and Senior Services Commissioner Dr. Poonam Alaigh encouraged both women and men to make healthier lifestyle choices to help reduce their risk of heart disease – the nation’s and New Jersey’s leading cause of death in both women and men.

Free Tax Preparation Assistance Available In New Brunswick

NEW BRUNSWICK — A coalition of educational and nonprofit organizations will be offering free tax preparation services to the community this coming tax season. The program, called VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance), will start today and run through April 15.

Writer’s Block: When Bad Weather Happens To Good People

I know, I know. We are all so done with winter already and by the calendar, we still have another six weeks to go. The icy roads, the potholes, the shoveling and the unending grayness of this time of the year have given even the best of us winter lovers, a bad case of the summertime blues.

Gallery Hosts African American Artists Exhibit

NEW BRUNSWICK — In recognition of Black History Month, The New Street Gallery located at NJ Blood Services (NJBS) donor room is exhibiting the works of three African American artists. The community is invited to view the exhibit and donate blood during a time when the blood supply is critically low due to the recent snowstorms.