Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that environmental factors could be playing a role in the increasing number of prostate cancer cases in the U.S. and elsewhere? — Joshua Gordon, New York, NY
NEW BRUNSWICK — Now through Dec. 11, New Brunswick Elks Lodge 324 is sponsoring a Mega 50/50 lottery with the Elks’ share of the proceeds going to charities representing children with disabilities and to veterans.
Nov. 15 at 11:07 a.m. – Officer Christopher O’Brien investigated a theft at St. Georges Avenue. The case remains open.
At this time of year, many people overindulge, whether it’s overeating or drinking too much at holiday parties or spending too much on gifts and decorations. You’ll regret the former the next morning; but with overspending you may not feel the hangover effect until the bills come due in January.
Nov. 15 at 5:37 p.m. – Officer Daniel Joy investigated a report of criminal mischief to a motor vehicle, which was parked at a Sweet Briar Drive residence.
RAHWAY — Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway nurse Anita Whiting of Clark, dietary supervisor Maria Montera of Rahway and medical librarian Janina Kaldan of North Brunswick help assemble Thanksgiving baskets for local families.
No woman should die as a result of being pregnant. Yet each day in the US, one to two women die from complications related to pregnancy and childbirth.
ELIZABETH — Students of the Our Lady of Guadalupe Academy in Elizabeth are pictured with some of the items they collected during a Food Drive that they packaged into Thanksgiving baskets for members of the community.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY — Middlesex County Department of Senior Services Executive Director Margaret Chester, a founding trustee of the New Jersey Foundation for Aging, was honored at the NJFA’s third annual fall celebration.