ELIZABETH-Former NBA star Darryl Dawkins recently visited Benedictine Academy in Elizabeth to help the school initiate the “Students in Action” program, a youth service initiative of the “Jefferson Awards for Public Service”. The former hoops standout presented the school’s first “Unsung Hero Award” to sophomore Barbara Borges of Elizabeth, for her “quiet”, yet “extraordinary” service to community members in need.
NEWARK – The former president and owner of Spinal Care & Rehabilitation Center (“Spinal Care”), a chiropractic clinic in Rahway was sentenced to 37 months in prison in connection with his scheme to stage automobile accidents in order to send the participants to his clinic for phony treatment, United States Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
LIVINGSTON — As a result of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s decision that over-the-counter cough and cold medications should not be used in infants and children, The Department of Pediatrics at Saint Barnabas Medical Center urges parents to seek safer ways to soothe infants and young children suffering from coughs and colds.
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.