LINDEN—As the temperature outside drops, Linden families take to the indoors to keep safe and warm. What they may not realize is that turning up the heat can increase the risk of home heating fires.
PERTH AMBOY – Learn to swim into the new year at the Raritan Bay YMCA. Swim lessons will begin the week of Jan. 4, 2010.
RAHWAY—The 2009 John “Butch” Kowal Memorial Basketball Tournament schedule has been announced.
GREAT LAKES, Ill.—Navy Reserve Seaman Stephen H. Horsch, son of Margie A. Walker- Horsch of Freehold and Roland O. Horsch of Avenel recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
CRANFORD—AzureMasda Lodge #22 Free and Accepted Masons in Cranford, begins the 2009-2010 year with a new slate of officers.
RAHWAY—On Dec. 7, Rahway Middle School held its bi-annual Family Math and Science Night. This event, attended by parents and students, allowed families to work together employing both math and science skills.
CLARK – The Clark Senior Monthly Meeting, scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 17, has been cancelled due to the group’s holiday dinner.
BERKELEY HEIGHTS—New Providence violinist Yuji Sugimoto, 12, can be seen in several airings on cable TV throughout December playing the Allegro movement of Vivaldi’s Spring concerto with the New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra (NJIO).
LINDEN – School officials at McManus and Soehl middle schools in Linden recently announced their first marking period honor rolls.
TRENTON—New Jersey is moving away from mandatory minimum sentencing laws that represent a tough on crime posture in the fight against illegal drugs.
TRENTON – The state Senate voted 38-0 Thurday to approve a bill to apply the provisions of the “New Jersey Smoke Free Air Act” to restrict the use of electronic smoking devices, commonly known as “e-cigarettes.”
TRENTON – The New Jersey Senate approved a bill to require chain retail food establishments to provide nutrition information for any food or beverage item listed on its menu by a vote of 22 to 16 yesterday.
TRENTON – The state Senate approved a bill requiring public and private schools to conduct security drills to improve emergency preparedness was approved by a vote of 39-0 yesterday, receiving final legislative approval.