BRIDGEVILLE–The American Lung Association released its report Wednesday, Too Many Cases, Too Many Deaths: Lung Cancer in African Americans, a compilation of research examining lung cancer among African Americans and the need to eliminate this and other health disparities.
This is the season for income taxes – and income tax refunds. According to the IRS, nearly 78 million people received federal tax refunds in 2009 averaging $2,705. If you’re one of those folks, it may be tempting to think of your refund as a gift; but in fact, you’ve essentially been giving the government an interest-free loan for the past year.
NEW BRUNSWICK—A former attorney has been placed on probation for five years for stealing $12,500 from an Edison law firm where he had worked as an associate, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced yesterday.
SCOTCH PLAINS – Congressman Leonard Lance (R-NJ) announced this week that the Scotch Plains Fire Department received a $63,360 federal security grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to purchase new safety equipment.
NEW BRUNSWICK—State Theatre will present the U.S. premiere of NALMES Folk Dance Spectacular on Saturday, May 8, at 8 p.m.
BERKELEY HEIGHTS—“Hope Springs Eternal: A Rebirth of Haiti Through Art,” an art exhibit and reception opens Friday, April 16, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Summit Medical Group, 1 Diamond Hill Road, Berkeley Heights. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.
Pro Wrestling • April 16 at 7:45 p.m. – Holy Family Parish, Pershing Ave., Carteret, will sponsor a pro wrestling night. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for children and seniors. For info, call Debbie at 732-541-5736 or Joe at 732-888-1704.
SOMERSET—Mold can create serious health problems for residents following the severe storms and flooding in March, warn state and Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) officials overseeing the New Jersey recovery effort.
ROSELLE PARK—A flea market will be held at Church of the Assumption, Roselle Park, in the downstairs parish hall, 113 Chiego Place on Saturday, April 24.
SUMMIT—On May 22, at 7 p.m., join the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey for Jewel in the Crown; the Art Center’s Spring Benefit. Inspired by the current exhibition Erasing Borders 2010: Contemporary Art of the Indian Diaspora, which focuses on the outstanding work of Indo-American artists, the Jewel in the Crown will celebrate the rich culture of India.
SOUTH AMBOY – The city will be holding this year’s Memorial Day parade and celebration a week before the holiday to encourage more participation in the annual salute to U.S. servicemen and women. The parade is scheduled for Saturday, May 22, at 1 p.m.
NEWARK—The Newark Bears will host Pasta in the Park at Riverfront Stadium on Saturday, April 24 at 6 p.m. followed by the excitement of the Newark Bears vs. the Camden Riversharks. Tickets are $10 per person and include pasta dinner, game and fireworks.
PISCATAWAY – On April 25, at Rutgers Athletic Center in Piscataway, thousands of families and business leaders will join together in the March of Dimes’ annual March for Babies—the nation’s oldest walk fundraiser honoring babies born healthy and those who need help to survive and thrive.