STATE – New Jersey Blood Services (NJBS), a division of the New York Blood Center (NYBC) is calling upon the communities it serves, to please donate whole blood and platelets in the next few days, since major blood drives were cancelled due to yesterday’s snow storm and last week’s blizzard leaving blood supplies low in area hospitals.
UNION COUNTY — Three long-time friends, Robin Straus, left, of Maplewood, Cathy McDonough, center, of West Orange, and Lisa Winkler of Summit took advantage of the recent snow storm to do some cross-country skiing in Union County’s Watchung Reservation.
EDISON – The Edison Recreation Department will organize a family snow tubing trip for Edison residents to Camelback Mountain, Pennsylvania on Saturday, Feb. 19. The trip will depart at 8 a.m. from the Stelton Community Center, 328 Plainfield Avenue, and will return at approximately 5 p.m.
ROSELLE PARK — The Feb. 7 entry deadline for the Roselle Park Casano Community Center Art Gallery’s photography contest is approaching. Entrants will be eligible to exhibit their submissions in the end of February gallery show.
Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that organic tobacco production is booming in the U.S.? And are cigarettes made from organic tobacco any healthier for smokers? — Nanci R., Petaluma, CA
by James Devine LINDEN — Mayor Richard Gerbounka’s call for a boycott of the ShopRite store in Aviation Plaza is “unfair and uncalled for” according to store owners but it should be more disconcerting to taxpayers. Gerbounka said he plans…
STATE — According to data from private moving company, New Jersey residents are moving out of the state at a higher rate than anywhere else in the country.
EDISON — Officials from Middlesex County College and the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) have created a joint degree program that links the Biotechnology Program at Middlesex with the Biochemistry Program at NJIT.
ELIZABETH – The Elizabeth Packers Pee Wee football team was one of eight winners chosen by a panel of judges in the Toyota Tiny Football League contest.