WASHINGTON, D.C. – In less than a month, on Nov. 13, a historic and lifesaving event — The American Medicine Chest Challenge (AMCC) — a public health initiative to raise awareness about the dangers of prescription drug abuse will be held in communities across the country.
PERTH AMBOY— Mayor Wilda Diaz announced that the City of Perth Amboy’s tax office will be extending their hours to accommodate residents who need to make their payments earlier.
Coat Drive • Oct. 16 & 17 – The Sacred Heart Council of Catholic Women will hold a coat drive for the Rescue Mission of Trenton. Coats can be dropped off at the entrance of the church, Washington Ave., South Amboy after the 4:30 p.m. Mass on Saturday and between 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. Sunday.
NEW BRUNSWICK—On Halloween, the State Theatre presents Leo Lionni’s Swimmy, Frederick & Inch by Inch performed by the Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia on Sunday, Oct. 31, at 11 a.m.
LIVINGSTON – When kids return from trick or treating, there is a new reason for parents to sort through their Halloween booty. Many of the items may contain caffeine, especially those made of chocolate. Taking into account the amount of caffeine their children may already be consuming might cause concern for parents.
Dear EarthTalk: What is “BPA” used in plastics, and why should I worry about it? Are there certain household items or food containers to avoid because of BPA? — Tina Sillers, via e-mail
For a quarter of a century, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month has provided quality education and empowerment to women and their families and helped bring national attention to this devastating illness.
WOODBRIDGE – The Mayor’s Health Expo has a new location this year: the Woodbridge Public Health Center at 2 George Frederick Plaza. The event will be held Saturday, Oct. 16 from 9 a.m. to noon.
EDISON–Edison Wetlands Association (EWA) will be hosting a free Autumn Pumpkin Painting at the Triple C Ranch, the last remaining farm in the Edison area.