STATE — Results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) for New Jersey in science education indicate a 32-point achievement gap between low-income and wealthier grade four students and a 31 point achievement gap between low-income and wealthier eighth grade students.
NEWARK – A retired federal employee was sentenced to 23 months in prison for cheating a government insurance program by making fake claims over an eight-year period, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
STATE — Friday, Feb. 4, marks the eighth annual National Wear Red Day for Women, a public awareness day urging women (and men), businesses, towns, schools, buildings and landmarks to make it their mission to beat heart disease and stroke in women by “going red” or “glowing red.”
TRENTON – A bill to require some public employees to sign up to receive Amber Alert text messages has been signed into law.
UNION — The Concert Artist Program of Kean University will present Duos for Violin and Cello on Thursday, March 3, at 8 p.m. in Kean Hall. Violinist Sharon Roffman and cellist Julie Albers return from their international performances to play duos by Kodály and Handel-Halveson.
LINDEN — The Caregivers Support Group meets at the Linden Public Library on the last Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. All caregivers are welcome to attend.
Dear EarthTalk: Aren’t environmental issues primarily about health? Detractors like to trivialize environmentalists as “tree huggers,” but the bottom line is that pollution makes us sick, right? Wouldn’t people care more if they had a better understanding of that? — Tim Douglas, Stowe, VT
UNION — The Concert Artist Program of Kean University will present an African-American History Month concert on Sunday, Feb. 27 at 3 p.m.
NEWARK—Music Director Jacques Lacombe and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra will explore stories of adventure and tapestries of orchestral color in “Arabian Nights,” an exotic program featuring Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, Nielsen’s Aladdin Suite and Behzad Ranjbaran’s Seemorgh: Persian Trilogy for Orchestra.