STATE—The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management, the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness and the Regional Operations Intelligence Center introduced NJ Alert, the state’s new mass text and email emergency notification system, this week.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY—Freeholder Ronald G. Rios, chair of the county’s Public Health and Education Committee, announced Middlesex County’s 2009-2010 seasonal influenza and pneumococcal immunization clinics.
EDISON—During the summer, Devi Mody of Edison, a senior at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School, participated in the Liberty Science Center’s Partners in Science program at UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Piscataway.
MONROE—Middlesex County Public Health Department Director-Health Officer David A. Papi has indicated that a stray kitten tested positive for rabies in Monroe, in the vicinity of Mayberry Avenue and McFadden Drive.
STATE—While President Obama’s support among New Jersey Democrats remains strong, Republicans and independents have grown more wary of both the president and plans for health-care reform.
ELIZABETH—Al Harrington, the 6’9” forward of the New York Knicks who hails from Roselle, recently visited residents of the Trinitas Regional Medical Center’s New Point Residential Treatment Center.
HAMILTON – Remember school kids? They’re everywhere. Riding bikes. Getting on and off school buses. Walking. Running. Playing. In fact, more than 1.5 million Garden State school children are returning to school within the next week.
PRINCETON – A bill sponsored by Senators Joseph F. Vitale, Loretta Weinberg, and Senate Majority Leader Steve Sweeney which will require the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) to publicly report certain preventable patient safety errors at New Jersey’s hospitals was signed into law this week by Gov. Corzine.
Point of disclosure: On Woodstock eve my friend Judy called and asked if I were going. “Nah, it’s going to rain.” So much for being sensible. But although I no longer regret missing those momentous three days of peace and music in August of 1969, a very sweet nostalgia nonetheless engulfed me whilst viewing Ang Lee’s “Taking Woodstock.”
WOODBRIDGE – The Woodbridge Township Department of Health & Human Services and Animal Control Division is offering free rabies inoculations for township dogs and cats on Sept. 17, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Woodbridge Health Center, 2 George Frederick Plaza (adjacent to the Main Library and Woodbridge High School).
EDISON—Statistics indicate that most older adults are safe drivers, but how do you determine when driving is no longer a safe option for your loved one?
MADISON—Many June high school graduates from Union County are attending Fairleigh Dickinson University’s College at Florham, located in Madison.
These days, everyone is taking a new look at their finances — and no one is looking more closely than the millions of baby boomers who are nearing retirement age.