TRENTON – Attorney General Paula T. Dow released the 2009 Uniform Crime Report (UCR) which shows the overall crime rate in New Jersey dropped nine percent compared to 2008, with a significant 15 percent drop in the number of murders reported statewide in 2009.
STATE – On Nov. 13, the American Medicine Chest Challenge — a public health initiative to raise awareness about the dangers of prescription drug abuse and a statewide day of disposal of unused, unwanted, and expired medicine — was held in 100 communities throughout New Jersey, and resulted in thousands of residents disposing of over a ton of unused, unwanted, and expired medicine.
STATE — In observance of World Diabetes Day and Diabetes Awareness Month, Health and Senior Services Commissioner Dr. Poonam Alaigh recommended that all New Jersey residents reduce their salt and sweet intake during the holidays and be aware of the risk factors, signs and symptoms of this serious health concern.
SCOTCH PLAINS — Jesus loved and spent time with people that society deemed as unacceptable or worthless. Sometimes today people feel like they are outsiders, different or unworthy. Recently the news has highlighted the harsh reality of bullying and hate within our schools and communities.
PLAINFIELD – Plainfield Dairy Queen at 1367 South Avenue will be hosting a fundraising event for Children’s Miracle Network on Nov. 20 to launch a three-month fundraising campaign.
It’s hard not to notice that the predictable Indian summer of fall has waged its final battle of the season. Frost has formed on the pumpkins once or twice already, and those geraniums still blooming on the back deck?
NEW BRUNSWICK—State Theatre presents Linda Eder – The Holiday Show, a concert of popular standards and holiday favorites, on Friday, Dec. 10 at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $32-57.
KENILWORTH – Students in two third grade classes at St. Theresa School in Kenilworth recently received their own student dictionaries, donated with the help of the Kenilworth Rotary Club and presented by Dr. Jay Gilden, DC of Kenilworth.
I’ll simply start off by saying that…I liked Michael Jackson, especially his early days with the Jackson Five…but, of course, when he passed away, thousands upon thousands of fans came out of the woodwork to celebrate his life and his music…