LINDEN—The Department of Public Property and Community Services sponsors social clubs in the city. All clubs are open to any Linden resident over 18 years of age.
Dear EarthTalk: A friend with many minor health problems recently switched to a diet of only raw plant foods and reports feeling much better. She also insists her new eating habits are better for the environment. Does this make sense or is the strange diet making her crazy? — Phil C., Reno, NV
PERTH AMBOY – Raritan Bay Medical Center has released a calendar of community events planned this spring.
RAHWAY—Students in Angela Urrico’s first grade art classes at Roosevelt School in Rahway are learning the history of Ghanaian Kente cloths.
Climate change is a critical issue in the 21st century, and as we observe Women’s History Month we should bear in mind the effect of the environment on women. Women make up the majority of the earth’s population, and are most vulnerable to changes in climate and environment.
CLARK–The Coalition for Sewer Rate Relief today publicly called on Gov. Chris Christie to investigate the Rahway Valley Sewer Authority (RVSA), citing rampant waste, mismanagement and abuse as the rationale.
STATE—Education Commissioner Bret Schundler today released the 2010 Comparative Spending Guide, an annual statistical report that details local school spending and ranks school districts in 14 spending categories.
TRENTON—The Department of Environmental Protection has lifted a temporary ban on shellfish harvesting in the waters of Raritan Bay, Sandy Hook Bay, the Navesink River and the Shrewsbury River, closed on March 17 because of pollution from a heavy rainfall during a nor’easter.
UNION COUNTY—Union County will launch a pilot program called Green Dot, a new bystander intervention program designed to address issues of personal violence such as harassment and stalking, domestic violence and sexual assault.
ELIZABETH– People with disabilities at times face challenges in life that allow them to demonstrate their independence and self-sufficiency, yet falling in love is not one of those hurdles.
NEWARK—The Newark Public Library is featuring artwork created by veterans in the exhibition, “The Combat Paper Project: Healing through Art.” The exhibition highlights art on paper made from military uniforms, and may be viewed from April 1 through June 26 in the third floor gallery of the Main Library, 5 Washington Street, Newark.
FORT LEE, Va. – The son of a Carteret couple recently traded his Kevlar helmet for a chef’s hat during one of the largest culinary competitions of its kind in the United States.
PERTH AMBOY – City Council members failed to adopt an ordinance that would have switched Perth Amboy’s non-partisan municipal elections from May to November starting in 2012 at last week’s meeting.