UNION COUNTY – The seventh annual Play Ball for Miracles charity softball tournament is scheduled for Saturday, April 16. All proceeds benefit the Children’s Miracle Network.
CLARK — With blood donations especially low due to the ongoing inclement weather, the need for blood is more critical than ever. Families and friends of Valley Road School students did their part by donating blood and platelets at the school’s annual blood drive sponsored by Valley Road School PTA.
TRENTON – An Old Bridge man pleaded guilty Tuesday for his role in a conspiracy to file thousands of false and fraudulent federal income tax returns that caused the IRS to issue over $3 million in refund checks, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
CLARK – The Lions Eye Bank of New Jersey invites researchers working with academic institutions throughout New Jersey to submit grant proposals to Midwest Eye-Banks’ Eye and Vision Research Program.
STATE — February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, and the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services is urging parents to ensure their children are polishing up on their tooth brushing skills, and maintaining good oral hygiene in order to have a lifelong healthy smile!
Dear EarthTalk: Has the U.S., under Obama, increased or at least restored its family planning aid to developing countries that was cut when the Bush Administration first took office? — T. Healy, via e-mail
RAHWAY — The City of Rahway will kick off its annual Black History Month celebration on Thursday, Feb. 3, with an opening reception at 6:30 p.m. in the Fazioli Piano Loft at the Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving Street, Rahway.
WOODBRIDGE – The Barron Arts Center, located at 582 Rahway Avenue in Woodbridge, will offer painting and drawing classes for children and adults at all experience levels who wish to learn or improve their skills.
STATE — State officials are advising New Jersey residents to exercise caution if they have to travel today.