Dear EarthTalk: We have an invasion of phragmites in the wetlands bordering our neighborhood. I understand they are a non-native plant that, if left unchecked, will overrun the whole ecosystem. How does one remedy this situation in an eco-friendly way? — Jeff Willets, via e-mail
RAHWAY – The Speech Pathology Department at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway is now offering people with Parkinson’s disease Lee Silverman Voice Training (LSVT) to improve their speech intelligibility.
CLARK – The Clark Township School District is evaluating children, ages three through 21, who may need special education services.
ELIZABETH–Brittany Henderson, a junior at Benedictine Academy in Elizabeth, spent a week in the Netherlands recently, as the recipient of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC)-Wachovia Jazz for Teens (WJFT) Program’s fifth annual Groningen Award.
CLARK — Siblings Daniella and Nicholas Walano take a break from their studies, at Valley Road School in Clark, to attend a PTA-sponsored assembly on animals and the environment.
NEWARK – This past school year, 7,000 fourth grade students from all parts of New Jersey participated in the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey/Verizon Design a Fourth Grade Folder Contest.
DOVER — Dover Business College Vice President of Academic Affairs Karl Soehnlein, PhD, has announced that students from Union County have been named to the Dean’s List at Dover Business College for the Winter 2011 Quarter.
EDISON — Fifty-six students were recently inducted into the Middlesex County College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges.
LINDEN — Students at Linden School No. 1 learned about famous women and created PowerPoint presentations about their subjects. At a school-wide event, the students presented their discoveries to their peers.