STATE—NJ Blood Services, which supplies blood to 60 hospitals throughout the state, is in need of volunteers to work blood drives.
LIVINGSTON—Heart disease is the number one killer in America. One in four American women dies from the disease, and yet many are still unaware of their personal risk factors.
CARTERET – A Carteret resident faces 12 counts of animal cruelty after being accused of raising pit bulls as partners for fighting dogs in his home.
RAHWAY—Beginning Tuesday, Feb. 2, the Rahway Public Library will add a new, introductory computer class.
RAHWAY—Matthew Urban and Jacquelyn Wronski are the latest recipients of the Artie O’Leary Scholarship.
EAST BRUNSWICK—The Middlesex County Public Health Department will be providing free H1N1 vaccinations on Jan. 20 from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. at the Brunswick Square Mall (JC Penney Wing), 755 Route 18 South, East Brunswick.
“Never look a gift horse in the mouth,” but that is exactly what the State of New Jersey has recently done by cutting funds to the New Jersey Poison Information and Education System (NJPIES), and potentially foregoing federal funds of over $150,000.
RAHWAY—The Rahway Elks Lodge #1075 is sponsoring a murder mystery dinner theater event on Saturday, March 6. This event will take place at the Lodge Hall, which is located at 122 West Milton Avenue in Rahway.
CARTERET—Mayor Dan Reiman has announced that the Children’s Charity Trust Fund will be accepting monetary donations to assist with relief efforts in Haiti, where a catastrophic magnitude 7.0 earthquake devastated Port-au-Prince, killing at least 50,000 and affecting approximately 3 million others.
Frigid weather can pose special risks to older adults. The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health, has some advice for helping older people avoid hypothermia—when the body gets too cold—during cold weather.
RAHWAY—The city will celebrate Black History Month with the opening reception on Thursday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m., at EDGE Galleries, 1571 Milton Avenue across from the Rahway YMCA.
EDISON—On Monday, Jan. 11, Christine Cerminaro of Scotch Plains, the Middle School mathematics teacher at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison, revealed the names of the eighth grade students who won the AMC 8 (American Mathematics Competition).
ELIZABETH—Men and women who enjoy the game of softball can earn extra money in their spare time by becoming certified Amateur Softball Association softball umpires.