PISCATAWAY—What started out as administrative work and advisory at Johnson & Johnson, turned into an unforgettable and impacting internship for Courtney Harris of Piscataway, a senior at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison.
WOODBRIDGE—The Woodbridge Animal Control Division is offering free rabies inoculations for Woodbridge Township dogs and cats at a bi-annual rabies clinic. The event is scheduled for 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).
JERSEY CITY—New Jersey City University received seven kills, three blocks and a .545 hitting percentage by freshman middle hitter MELISSA FLYNN (Bayonne, NJ/Holy Family Academy) and sophomore outside hitter TABITHA JORDAN (Bayonne, NJ/Memorial) collected a match-best eight winners as the Gothic Knights hit .306 as a team and cruised past Rutgers-Newark, 3-0 (25-7, 25-20, 25-10), in the 2009 New Jersey Athletic Conference opener for both schools.
HOUSTON—September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center has unique tips about how to incorporate flaxseed into everyday recipes. Flaxseed, research shows, might reduce prostate cancer risks.
NEWARK – In an emergency, who can afford not to have a telephone? Staying connected to local resources and emergency services can improve and possibly save many lives, say state regulators.
BERKELEY HEIGHTS—The Berkeley Heights Lions Club recently sponsored a hospital-wide ice cream social at Runnells Specialized Hospital of Union County.
NEW BRUNSWICK—New Brunswick Elks Lodge No. 324 is collecting a variety of personal items, including phone cards, periodicals, toiletries and stationery, for shipment to U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.
EDISON – The Edison Recreation Department has announced the fall 2009 classes for Kids Fun Clubs.
EDISON–The Edison Recreation Department has announced the fall adult class schedule.
Classes will be offered in embroidery, ceramics, watercolors and chess, as well as yoga and aerobics.
NEWARK—With many diseases and conditions, there are different factors that enhance healing. Research has shown that stress reduction and promotion of coping skills through a support group may be beneficial to the healing process.
TRENTON – Thirty-five inmates – including 25 who are members or associates of criminal street gangs such as the Bloods, Crips or Latin Kings – were indicted Friday for illegally possessing cell phones in state prisons.
ELIZABETH— A Union County Grand Jury indicted a 30-year-old man on Friday, after an investigation revealed that he had a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old female, according to Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow.
UNION COUNTY—Crime increased in 2008 over the prior year, according to figures released by the State Police.