TRENTON – Two bills to help laid-off police and firefighters have received Assembly approval.
SPRINGFIELD—The AAA New Jersey Automobile Club invites AAA members and the general public to donate to its pet collection, which will benefit local animal shelters.
WOODBRIDGE – The Woodbridge Township Department of Health & Human Services reports that the H1N1 flu virus remains active and that the chance of contracting H1N1 remains a serious health threat.
NEWARK – Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) is calling on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to expand the Vet2Vet program at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) into a national program.
RAHWAY — In what seems to be a historical season, the Rahway boys & girls winter track team continues the program’s storied tradition.
EDISON—Middlesex County College has signed an articulation agreement with St. Peter’s College in Jersey City that links the two schools’ Biotechnology programs. Middlesex students who graduate with a grade point average of 2.75 or better in Biotechnology will be guaranteed admission into the St. Peter’s Bachelor of Science Biotechnology program.
ISELIN – Students at Kennedy Park School in Iselin raised $1,100 for the Red Cross Haiti earthquake relief efforts through a “Hearts for Haiti” program. Students designed paper hearts and donated $1 to display them in the school’s main hallway.
There aren’t many easy choices for balancing the state’s budget this year and next. The deficit is real, and the state simply does not bring in enough revenue to meet its obligations. But some of the cuts being made this year and floated for next year deserve a closer look.
CLARK – Clark Public Schools will evaluate children between the ages of three and 21 to determine if they need special education services through the Project Child Find program.
STATE – The Amateur Baseball Association of NJ, the state’s premier adult men’s recreation baseball league, is currently recruiting teams and individual players.
NORTH BRUNSWICK—Tickets are on sale for performances of “Fiddler On The Roof,” North Brunswick’s 40th Anniversary Musical sponsored by the township Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services.
CLARK—Christina Guercio of Clark, a senior at Arthur L. Johnson High School, has received a scholarship to attend Berkeley College.
EDISON—Jane Crysostom of Homesteading 101 visited both second grade classes at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison on March 2 to demonstrate breadmaking. She showed the students different types of seeds, such as oats, wheat and corn.