EDISON – Nearly 50 million Americans, including 17 million children, suffer from food insecurity, according to Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity.
SPRINGFIELD—The AAA New Jersey Automobile Club and New Jersey Blood Services will host a blood drive at AAA’s Springfield office, located at 135 Route 22 East, on Tuesday, Jan. 19 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. All eligible donors are encouraged to give blood. Donors will receive a special gift.
NEWARK—Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2008, about 3,500 teens in the U.S. aged 15–19 were killed and more than 350,000 were treated in emergency departments for injuries suffered in motor-vehicle crashes.
CLARK – The Clark Public Library is offering fun, interactive programming this winter for people of all ages. Come in from the cold and check out these great events.
SCOTCH PLAINS – On Monday, Jan. 18, the Tri-County Red Cross will be participating in the Scotch Plains Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service at the Scotch Plains Jewish Community Center at 1391 Martine Avenue.
TRENTON—The New Jersey Lottery’s newest $2 Instant Ticket game, “Sinatra™”, is flying off the shelves at over 6,000 retailers across the state, according to lottery Acting Executive Director Steven Palmieri.
STATE—What is odorless, colorless and could be a serious health problem that may be right under your nose? The answer is radon.
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP—Life-saving cancer treatments have increased the number of cancer survivors living in the United States to nearly 12 million, yet the long-term side effects they often live with can significantly impact their health and quality of life.
SCOTCH PLAINS – You joined a gym and vowed to get healthy this year, so now learn the best way to fuel your workouts on Thursday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. at the RWJ Rahway Fitness & Wellness Center.
People use debt to finance any number of purchases, and borrowing money for a worthwhile purchase is not always a bad idea. However, some buys are worth financing over time and others are not.
MONROE—Monroe Republicans Keith B. Hackett and Harold V. Kane have announced their candidacies for the offices of Middlesex County Sheriff and Middlesex County Clerk, respectively, according to Monroe Township Republican Organization Chairman Tom Nothstein.
ELIZABETH– Union County Savings Bank has donated $10,000 to Community Access Unlimited (CAU) to help support the agency’s programs and services in the areas of housing, job development and financial literacy.
UNION COUNTY—As Union County moves to close the last missing links in the county parks system, an agreement with Mountainside will pave the way for a connecting path between Echo Lake Park and the Watchung Reservation.