LINDEN – Armed robbers struck a St. Georges Avenue laundromat on Monday night, according to police.
EDISON – In a solemn ceremony marked by an honor guard, bagpipes and the reading of the names of workers who died as a result of the workplace, county, state and federal officials, representatives from various unions and others gathered Wednesday for Middlesex County’s Workers Memorial Day Commemoration.
ELIZABETH – Community Access Unlimited (CAU) celebrated the accomplishments and achievements of members, staff and community supporters during the last year at the agency’s 26th Annual Awards Night Celebration, held April 21 at L’Affaire in Mountainside.
STATE – Residents of New Jersey will celebrate Arbor Day 2010 on April 30. While some states chose to celebrate Arbor Day on a different date that coincides better with their growing season, National Arbor Day is celebrated on the last Friday in April by many states such as New Jersey.
Considering how frequently many people move, switch jobs and change their names, it’s not surprising that state treasuries and other agencies are sitting on more than $33 billion in unclaimed assets.
RAHWAY – Recently voted New Jersey’s Favorite Dance Company, New Jersey Ballet returns to UCPAC on Saturday, May 1 at 8PM, with Tappin’ with the Ballet and on Sunday, May 2 at 3PM with a double header that features two childhood favorites, Peter and the Wolf and Beauty and the Beast.
WOODBRIDGE – St. James Church, founded by Catholic Irish immigrants working at the Woodbridge clay pits, celebrates 150 years of faith and service in the Woodbridge community with a historical exhibit at the Barron Arts Center opening on Saturday, May 1.
PERTH AMBOY – Raritan Bay Medical Center has released a calendar of community events planned this spring.
LIVINGSTON—The Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, part of The Saint Barnabas Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery, is seeking individuals with epilepsy to participate in a research study designed to understand how genetics influences epilepsy.
RAHWAY—The Rahway Health Department will be holding its annual free anti-rabies clinic for dogs and cats May 11th & 12th at the Main St. Firehouse and May 13th at the Maple Avenue Firehouse from 6–7 p.m.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — As a result of changes made by the recently enacted Affordable Care Act, health coverage provided for an employee’s children under 27 years of age is now generally tax-free to the employee, effective March 30, 2010.
WESTFIELD – The Westfield Rotary has announced its May program schedule.
Dear EarthTalk: Which woods are OK to purchase, and which are not, in the interest of preserving forests and not harming those who depend upon them? — Jon Steiner, Boise, ID