New Jersey is home to the bog turtle, one of the nation’s 10 most endangered species, according to a new report, America’s Hottest Species. Produced by the Endangered Species Coalition in conjunction with other wildlife conservation groups, the report identifies animals and plants most threatened by global climate change.
CLARK– Investors Savings Bank has named Michael C. Tyrone, Sr. to the position of Assistant Vice President and Branch Manager of the Clark Central retail banking location in Clark.
CLARK – Senior Michael Stolarz won the Crusader Award for January at Arthur L. Johnson High School in Clark.
CARTERET—The Carteret Public Library is holding a “B.Y.O.B. Book Sale.” Bring your own grocery store bag and fill it with book sale items and pay only $2.
UNION COUNTY – The Union County Senior Softball League seeks players for its competitive slow pitch softball season in both the 50+ Division (birth year of 1960 or earlier) and the 60+ Division (birth year of 1950 or earlier.)
CLARK – Senior Patrick Ozarek has been chosen as the Student of the Month for January at Arthur L. Johnson High School.
FLORHAM PARK—AAA New Jersey invites Morris, Essex and Union County students to participate in AAA’s 66th annual Traffic Safety Poster Contest. The program encourages creativity and represents a unique opportunity for students to communicate safety messages to their peers.
Linden High School Bowling Team Front Row: William Telesco, Briana Reid, Moneisha Smith; Second Row: Alexis Frees, Jaclyn Lima; Third Row: John Sheehy III, Coach Zimmerman, Billy Bowbliss; Fourth Row: Sean Vaccaro, Alex Ciprian, Trey Baskerville, Joe Saporito
RAHWAY – The Rahway Youth Soccer Association is currently conducting registration for the rec spring 2010 soccer season.
RAHWAY – A state lawmaker is pushing for stricter standards for the disposal of unused medical equipment after the National Nuclear Security Administration announced the recovery of two obsolete medical irradiators from a warehouse in Rahway last week.
ISELIN—American Legion T. Nulty Post 471 in Iselin organizing a cookie collection project to show support for American troops overseas during Valentine’s Day.
NEWARK—A distribution plan that provides $5.15 million to investors who were defrauded by Robert Brennan has been approved, marking a significant milestone to a case the New Jersey Bureau of Securities began in 1995.
For almost 25 years, I was a smoker. I began this unhealthy habit at a young age because I thought it was cool. I wish now that someone had explained then what it had taken me 25 years to realize: Not only did I put myself at risk, I may have endangered the ones I love because of the harmful effects of second-hand smoke exposure.