LINDEN — Carmen Southward, of Linden, was among 225 in attendance at a reapportionment commission hearing held in the Toms River Municipal Building on Saturday.
TRENTON – State officials announced that 370 projects will share $78.75 million to advance street improvement and safety. The funding comes from the Local Aid program administered by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.
When called to the scene of a fire, firefighters bring many specialized tools with them. During the winter months, they bring a rather ordinary, but very important tool to fire calls — a shovel. That’s because very often when they arrive, they find a fire hydrant is still buried in snow.
UNION COUNTY – The seventh annual Play Ball for Miracles charity softball tournament is scheduled for Saturday, April 16. All proceeds benefit the Children’s Miracle Network.
CLARK — With blood donations especially low due to the ongoing inclement weather, the need for blood is more critical than ever. Families and friends of Valley Road School students did their part by donating blood and platelets at the school’s annual blood drive sponsored by Valley Road School PTA.
TRENTON – An Old Bridge man pleaded guilty Tuesday for his role in a conspiracy to file thousands of false and fraudulent federal income tax returns that caused the IRS to issue over $3 million in refund checks, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
CLARK – The Lions Eye Bank of New Jersey invites researchers working with academic institutions throughout New Jersey to submit grant proposals to Midwest Eye-Banks’ Eye and Vision Research Program.
STATE — February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, and the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services is urging parents to ensure their children are polishing up on their tooth brushing skills, and maintaining good oral hygiene in order to have a lifelong healthy smile!
Dear EarthTalk: Has the U.S., under Obama, increased or at least restored its family planning aid to developing countries that was cut when the Bush Administration first took office? — T. Healy, via e-mail