TRENTON – The Assembly is expected to vote on the controversial public worker pension and health benefit reform bill today. A handful of state Senate Democrats joined with the Republican minority to approve the legislation on Monday, so if the Assembly passes the bill it will head to the governor’s desk.
TRENTON – Legislation to include cheerleading in the student-athlete head injury safety training program has been released by the Assembly Education Committee.
HILLSIDE – An artist known for his paintings of hamburgers is launching a new venture to help food banks around the nation, including the Community FoodBank of New Jersey.
NEW BRUNSWICK – Middlesex County is partnering with nine municipalities and Safe Kids Middlesex County of the Level 1 Trauma Center at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in a program to prevent traumatic brain injuries.
STATE — NJ Blood Services, which supplies blood products and services to 60 hospitals throughout the state, is in need of volunteers to work blood drives.
CRANFORD – Students from Linden High School once again this year attended the annual prom of the Cerebral Palsy League’s Jardine Academy, held June 3. The Jardine students were thrilled to share this rite of passage with the young volunteers from Linden, according to Barry Bullis, Jardine’s principal.
TRENTON – The Assembly Education Committee has approved a bill that would require the design of all new public schools to follow industry recognized standards for green building practices.
EDISON — A pod for use by astronomy classes was recently installed at Middlesex County College, behind Main Hall. The pod contains a telescope that students will use in class, particularly in the evening. The pod is also linked to the classroom, so students can receive data remotely.
SCOTCH PLAINS – Union County’s next mobile paper-shredding event for personal documents will be available on Saturday, June 25, at the Union County Vo-Tech in Scotch Plains.