STATE—Do you need to buckle up in the back seat? According to results from the most recent PublicMind poll, half of New Jersey voters (51%) think that state law already requires all vehicle passengers, including those in the back seat, to wear seat belts.
Starting or maintaining a fitness plan can be a challenge during the winter months. Harsh weather conditions and fewer hours of sunlight can cause a person’s dedication to drop faster than the temperatures. But please don’t pack away your sneakers until the spring!
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – The Northfield Bank Foundation has awarded a total of $95,000 in grants to non-profit organizations in New Jersey during 2009.
RAHWAY – Roosevelt School in Rahway uses a software program called Accelerated Reader to build a lifelong love of reading in every student. Students read books on their current reading levels and complete the reading practice quiz.
Most people carry some debt, whether it’s a credit card balance or the money they owe on a car loan or home mortgage. Debt is not necessarily a bad thing, but it can become a problem if you allow it to get out of control.
As fall turns to winter and temperatures plunge, we remember how expensive it is to heat our homes. But you may not know that the New Jersey Office of Clean Energy (NJOCE) can help homeowners increase the energy efficiency of their homes. An energy efficient home is less expensive home to heat.
RAHWAY—The Blue and Gold Club at Franklin Elementary School in Rahway recently held their annual school-wide food drive. The students and their families brought in and donated over 900 food items to help families in need.
EDISON—The Upsilon Gamma Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges, recently inducted 78 new members at Middlesex County College.
RAHWAY—Daisy Girl Scout Troop #1312 from Rahway led by Gina Hidalgo and Jennifer Heilich, took part in a “Trim a Tree” event at Berzinec Park.
PLAINFIELD – The Tri-County Red Cross is holding the first ever “Red Cross Resolutions Gym-A-Thon” from Jan. 16-24, 2010 at fitness centers, living rooms and trails throughout Union, Middlesex and Somerset counties.
TRENTON – The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on the Marriage Equality Bill today. The controversial measure would permit gay couples to marry in New Jersey.
CRANFORD – Voters will decide whether to approve an $11.99 million bond referendum to finance renovations at the township’s eight schools on Tuesday.
WOODBRIDGE—Raritan Bay Medical Center recently began construction on a new outpatient medical pavilion located off of Route 1 and Green Street in Iselin. The 10,000 sq. ft. facility, formerly the home of Domain Furniture, will provide Woodbridge area residents with urgent, non-emergency medical care as well as obstetrics and gynecology and physical therapy and rehabilitation services.