ELIZABETH – From May 10 to 27, Union County College will be offering a free job training course in the restaurant industry to residents of the city of Elizabeth.
MOUNTAINSIDE ? The Internal Revenue Service this week began mailing postcards to more than 144 thousand small businesses and tax-exempt organizations in New Jersey to make them aware of the benefits of the recently enacted small business health care tax credit. More than four million postcards will be mailed nationwide.
EDISON – In honor of the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day, Edison Wetlands Association (EWA), the Township of Edison, and WildNewJersey.tv are hosting a ceremonial ribbon-cutting ceremony and tree planting to mark the opening of the Raritan Riverfront Walkway to the public.
PERTH AMBOY—On Sunday, April 11, the start of National Library Week, a gala dinner dance hosted by the Perth Amboy Library Board of Trustees under the umbrella of the CPA/SOCL, was held at the Raritan Yacht Club on Water Street in Perth Amboy.
EDISON—Milika Griffiths of Edison, a sophomore at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in North Edison, was named to the New Jersey All-State Mixed Chorus.
NEW BRUNSWICK — Among people over 50, those who did not finish high school or have not recently had common cancer screenings such as a mammogram, prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test or colorectal cancer screening, are also less likely to be screened for skin cancer.
MADISON, Wis.—People who are not aware they are developing mild memory problems as they age may develop Alzheimer’s disease at a faster rate than those who do notice their memory is slipping.
PERTH AMBOY— Mayor Wilda Diaz and the Department of Public Works along with the Royal Garden Club and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will be hosting Earth Day 2010 at Washington Park on Saturday, April 24, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
HIGH BRIDGE – Friends of Suzanne, a non-profit organization, is holding its Fifth Anniversary “ Walking with Friends” Cancer Benefit on Saturday, April 24, at Commons Borough Park on Main Street.
NEW YORK, N.Y.—Nearly 2.3 million teenagers in the US tan indoors annually, and with prom season right around the corner, the temptation to tan is even greater. But new research has found that first exposure to ultraviolet (UV)-emitting tanning beds in youth increases the risk of developing melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer, by 75 percent.
SCOTCH PLAINS – There was a firestorm last year when the federal Preventive Services Task Force changed its recommendations about mammograms and self-exam. So what are women supposed to do?
UNION COUNTY—By the end of 2010, it is estimated that nearly 48,000 more New Jersey residents will be diagnosed with cancer during the year. In Union County alone, fifty-three people are diagnosed each week, totaling 2756 individuals annually, right here in our own community.
WOODBRIDGE—Once breast cancer treatment has ended, follow-up care is very important. Maintaining ongoing communication with your oncologist and surgeon and scheduling regular appointments is vital.