NEW BRUNSWICK—The New Jersey State Bar Foundation will address the needs of students with disabilities and their parents when it presents a free public seminar dealing with special education on Wednesday, March 17, 7-9 p.m. at the New Jersey Law Center, One Constitution Square off Ryders Lane in New Brunswick. Admission is free but registration is required.
UNION—The YM-YWHA of Union County still has limited openings in the ten divisions offered in the 2010 Summer Camp Program.
NEWARK—A former employee of a Hudson County based interstate trucking company pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud in connection with his scheme to defraud the business of over $900,000, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
RAHWAY – Kristen Gray, a student at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus College of Continuing Education, was named to the dean’s list for the 2009 fall semester.
EDISON—Upper School students from The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison Charles Kennedy of Watchung, Mariel Kennedy of Watchung, Adhiraj Sirohi of Edison, Charles Pivnichny of Plainfield, Alex Wang of Somerville, Daniel Marques of Elizabeth, Saheela Ibraheem of Piscataway, and Greg Lamparello of Watchung attended the Junior Statesmen of America Convention in Washington, D.C. from Feb. 26 to 28.
WARRENSBURG, Mo.—Dedication to academic success in high school has earned Amber Johnson, daughter of Linda M. Johnson-Belton, and Howard L. Johnson, of Linden, a Red and Black Scholarship in the amount of $3,000 per year to attend the University of Central Missouri.
AVENEL—Woodbridge Mayor John McCormac visited the children at the Woodbridge Child Care Center in Avenel on March 4 to read to them in celebration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday.
STATE—A majority (52 percent) of New Jersey voters approve of the way Gov. Chris Christie is handling his job so far, according to the most recent poll by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind™.
MOUNTAINSIDE—Unclaimed refunds totaling approximately $43 million are awaiting about 39,900 New Jerseyans who did not file a federal income tax return for 2006. To collect the money, a return for 2006 must be filed with the IRS no later than April 15, 2010.
TRENTON – Discussions on New Jersey’s troubled state pension system, Gov. Chris Christie’s proposed clean energy cuts and efforts to reform affordable housing and bills to turn property tax rebate checks into a credit and to protect consumers from harassing debt collectors top Thursday’s Assembly committee agendas.
TRENTON – During the past 23 months, 224,725 citations—an average of 9,770 a month—have been issued to motorists violating New Jersey’s cell phone law, which prohibits texting and talking on hand-held phones while driving, said Pam Fischer, director of the Division of Highway Traffic Safety.
NEW BRUNSWICK—PSE&G Children’s Specialized Hospital is offering a free seminar for parents and caregivers of children with food allergies titled, “Managing Your Child’s Food Allergies” on Monday, March 8, at 6:30 p.m. at PSE&G Children’s Specialized Hospital, 200 Somerset Street, New Brunswick.
MADISON, Wis.—Whooping cough is becoming more common in infants – and a big part of the solution is for women to get a booster vaccination before they become pregnant or right after they give birth.