Approximately 2,500 children each year in the US are born with defects of the neural tube—the part of a growing fetus that will become the brain and spinal cord—which can cause severe mental and physical disability or death.
Dear EarthTalk: What is happening to update and reform the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976, which I understand is considerably outdated and actually permits the use of thousands of chemicals that have never been adequately tested for safety?
SCOTCH PLAINS – As men age, their testosterone levels may decline, leading some to lose their desire for sex. Testosterone replacement can be safe and effective in boosting male sex drive. Find out if testosterone replacement is right for you at a special program Jan. 12 at 6 p.m. at the RWJ Rahway Fitness & Wellness Center in Scotch Plains.
LINDEN — The Linden Department of Public Property and Community Services, for 30 years, has provided free tax assistance for city residents earning less than $50,000. Assistance will be offered Feb. 4th through April 8.
SCOTCH PLAINS — Hear Imperial Brass perform its Winter Festival Concert on Sunday, Jan. 23 at 3 p.m. at its home base, Willow Grove Presbyterian Church in Scotch Plains. Imperial Brass is a 30-piece brass ensemble known throughout New Jersey for performing a diverse array of musical numbers.
LINDEN – Robert J. Szewczyk, Sr., father of Eighth Ward Councilwoman Michele Yamakaitis, died on Tuesday, Dec. 28. He was 72.
CLARK– Second grade students in Jennifer Lewis’s class at Frank K. Hehnly Elementary School have an old fashioned pen and paper relationship with Gail Lombardi’s second grade students at Valley Road Elementary School in Clark.
AVENEL – Woodbridge attorney and civic leader John A. “Jack” Hila Sr., died suddenly on Monday, Dec. 27, at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Rahway.
CRANFORD – Last month, Santa made his annual delivery of toys donated by the students of the Orange Avenue School in Cranford to the young children and students of the Cerebral Palsy League (CPL), also in Cranford.