WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Lung Association (ALA) is urging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to adopt stronger, health-based national air quality standards for nitrogen dioxide (NO2) than what the agency is currently proposing. At a public hearing in Washington, DC on Aug. 3, the ALA and other healthy air advocates called for tighter standards in regards to NO2.
FLORHAM PARK—As college students head back to campus, they need more than pens, pencils and enough underwear to last until fall break.
CARTERET – The Carteret Serenaders entertainment group is seeking new members to join them in their one-hour variety shows.
PLAINFIELD—Members of the Union County Homicide Task Force have arrested a 21-year-old Plainfield man wanted in connection with the Sept. 24, 2008 shooting death of Quran Carter, Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow said Saturday.
TRENTON—To celebrate September, “Go Healthy” Month, the American Heart Association is kicking-off month-long activities on Monday, Aug. 31, at the 7:05 p.m. Trenton Thunder vs. New Britain Rock Cats baseball game in Waterfront Park in Trenton. In an effort to raise awareness about the importance of eating healthy and participating in physical activity, young fans will enjoy active games, prizes and learning heart-healthy tips while enjoying America’s favorite pastime.
NEWARK—The Internet is a fun-filled and educational place for children and teens, but potential risks to their privacy and safety are prevalent. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) cautions parents that while surfing the Web, children may stumble upon disturbing information or images, or they may innocently accept files that could expose the family to Internet thieves or computer viruses. They may also encounter cyberbullies or worse, child predators using the Internet to befriend vulnerable children.
MADISON, Wis.—As the first day of school approaches, teachers know that some children will have a difficult time.
STATE—Hundreds of area cyclists will roll through northern New Jersey coming Sept. 11 and 12 as they pedal to help create a world free of multiple sclerosis. This year marks the 22nd annual Great New Jersey Country Bike Ride organized by the New Jersey Metro Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
LINDEN—All the members of the Linden Department of Public Property and Community Services Kiddie Camp enjoy an ice pop after a romp through the sprinkler on a hot summer day.
TRENTON—A Superior Court Judge has rejected ExxonMobil’s latest attempt to limit its exposure in connection with natural resources it damaged or destroyed during nearly a century of the company’s refinery and petrochemical operations in northern New Jersey.
SCOTCH PLAINS – It began in 1995 as a summer program with 35 enrollees, and fourteen years later the Union County Vo-Tech Adult High School has blossomed into a full academic and vocational course that provides more than 500 students yearly with a second chance to finish their high school education. At a ceremony on the Vo-Tech campus this morning, 150 members of the 14th graduating class received their diplomas.
UNION — Kean University and Liberty Hall Museum have collaborated to mount a new exhibit, entitled “Headline News: The Life and Transformation of the Great American Newspaper.” The exhibit opens on Sept. 10 and will feature newspapers from the Liberty Hall Museum collection spanning four centuries of American journalism.
NEWARK—Two Brooklyn men were charged in federal court today for defrauding homeowners facing foreclosure in Elizabeth, Bergenfield and Paterson.