Feb. 24 at 8:15 p.m. –Officers investigated a robbery at Family Dollar, 1600 East St. Georges Avenue. A masked suspect threatened the cashier with an apparent weapon and took an undetermined amount of cash from the register. Police were unable to locate a suspect.
TRENTON – Two Republican state Senators have submitted a bill to prevent public employees who have retired from returning to government service and collecting both a pension and a government paycheck.
NEWARK – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agriculture Specialists discovered Khapra Beetle larva while inspecting a ship’s cargo at the port in Elizabeth last month, officials announced Wednesday.
RAHWAY – The RWJ Rahway Foundation has announced its leadership for 2011. Newly-elected officers are Chairman Bernice “Bunny” Bowen, and Vice-Chairman Michele Chen. Secretary Bonnie Josephs and Treasurer Richard “Rick” Parker were re-elected.
UNION COUNTY – During the month of March, Union County College is hosting five financial aid workshops to provide prospective students with the opportunity to learn about the type of aid that is available for college. Attendees will also receive help with applying for aid.
Each year, more than 70,000 women in the US are diagnosed with colorectal (colon) cancer. It is the third most common cause of cancer death among women. Fortunately, when caught early, it is highly treatable. Regular screening can significantly reduce your risk.
Dear EarthTalk: Isn’t it a waste that we buy water in plastic bottles when it is basically free out of our taps? Even health food stores, which should know better, sell it like crazy. When did Earth’s most abundant and free natural resource become a commercial ‘beverage’? — A. Jacobs, via e-mail
NEWARK — A Saturday afternoon of poetry reading followed with a Wednesday evening presentation by a well-known educator are part of the Newark Public Library’s 2011 salute to Black History continuing through the month of March.
SOUTH BRUNSWICK — Middlesex County is sponsoring free composting workshops in South Brunswick later this month.