STATE—On Wednesday, Feb. 17, hundreds of New Jersey voters rallied at sites across the state to urge Congress to “Finish Health Care Reform Now and Finish It Right!”
CLARK – The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Clark is trying to recruit volunteers. New teams, team captains and individuals are welcome to attend Relay For Life monthly meetings, prior to the event.
MADISON, Wis.—A test in the pipeline could help avoid the confusion surrounding prostate screening. The standard screening test today, the PSA test, may expose too many men to needless procedures that have potential side effects.
SCOTCH PLAINS—The works of local artists, both African Americans and those who pay tribute to the talents of African Americans, will open in an exhibit honoring Black History Month at the NJ Blood Services blood center and South Avenue Gallery on Feb. 22, with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m.
SCOTCH PLAINS—Help provide shelter for earthquake victims in Haiti and food for neighbors in need while enjoying international cuisine and listening to vocal and instrumental music from China. Attend the International Dinner at Willow Grove Presbyterian Church in Scotch Plains on Saturday, March 6, from 5 to 8 p.m.
MADISON, Wis.—If you are 45 years and older, overweight and have high-risk factors such as high blood pressure and cholesterol, you should ask your doctor for a diabetes test during routine visits, says Dr. Ann Sheehy, a hospitalist at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics.
Did you know that, next to the state, religious institutions are the largest landowners in New Jersey? Tens of thousands of acres of forests, farms, wetlands, riverfronts and meadows are owned by churches of all stripes throughout this state we’re in. And some of these properties are downright spectacular!
FT. DIX—Army National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Graca M. Ruivo, daughter of Irene Santos of Elizabeth, is returning to the U.S. after a deployment to Iraq in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom.
LINDEN—Family Math Night is a way for parents and children to talk and work together while learning. It also provides a time and place where communication can take place between teachers and the family.
RAHWAY—On Feb. 17, the fourth grade gifted and talented students from Roosevelt School attended the Union County Mental Marathon, held at the Rahway Rec Center. Students from Elizabeth, Cranford, Rahway, and Roselle attended.
NEWARK – NJ Transit Executive Director James Weinstein announced today that the statewide transit agency is aggressively confronting current and future budget shortfalls that have arisen due to the severe national recession and the state’s $2.2 billion current-year budget gap, and $11 billion FY11 budget gap.
TRENTON – A Galloway Township man has been charged with kidnapping and attempted murder, among other offenses, after he allegedly abducted his infant daughter in East Orange yesterday.
UNION COUNTY—The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has authorized $347,000 for a three-year agreement with the Wildlife Services Bureau of the U.S. Department of Agriculture to have the bureau manage the population of Canada geese in county parklands and recreational facilities.