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.
EDISON — A total of 1,052 students from Middlesex County College were named to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2010 semester. The list includes those from the following towns.
ALBANY, N.Y. — Ruth Saint Louis, a resident of Rahway, has earned an Associate in Science in Nursing from Excelsior College.
RAHWAY — Rahway Mayor Rick Proctor (right) is pictured with Rahway Savings Institution President Russ Taylor presenting Rahway Fire Department Chief WR Young Jr. with their annual donation.
RAHWAY — Third grader Sabreen El-Shaikh at Roosevelt School in Rahway recently became the Principal for the Day. Pictured above, El-Shaikh checks the Accelerated Reader Report.
RAHWAY — As Benjamin Franklin once said, “Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” Students at Franklin Elementary School in Rahway took his advice, embarking on a writing journey that began on the National Day on Writing in October.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Springfield College has named Courtney Maulen of Clark to the dean’s list for academic excellence for the fall 2010 term. Maulen is a fourth-year student whose major field of study is rehabilitation and disability studies.