SCOTCH PLAINS—The family of Dr. Uma Viswanathan, a Scotch Plains pediatrician, has chosen to remember her life and work through a donation to the Trinitas Health Foundation that creates the Dr. Uma Viswanathan Memorial Endowment.
TRENTON – Attorney General Anne Milgram and Department of Corrections Commissioner George Hayman have written to Senate leaders, urging support for a bill that would allow states, with permission from the Federal Communications Commission, to install devices that would prevent or interfere with cell phone communications within specific correctional facilities.
ELIZABETH – A 54-year-old Union County woman died of complications related to swine flu last week, authorities announced.
WESTFIELD—For animal lovers in search of a child-friendly way to share their enthusiasm for pets, the Union County 4-H is offering volunteers an opportunity to lead its First Grade and Third Grade Pet Clubs.
NEW YORK, N.Y.—Skin cancers of the eyelid, including basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), and melanoma, account for five to 10 percent of all skin cancers. While only a small number are lethal, eyelid skin cancers can cause significant tissue damage, blindness and can spread into the nasal and orbital cavities (the area behind the eye).
CLARK – The summer months are a popular time for family vacation travel. It is also open season for property crimes. Allstate Insurance Company, provides five tips for property protection to help homeowners enjoy a worry-free summer travel season.
HIGHLAND PARK – NJ Citizen Action, as part of Health Care for America Now (HCAN) – the nation’s largest health care campaign – mobilized its members yesterday, on Tuesday, July 28, to tell Congress to vote yes on H.R. 3200, America’s Affordable Health Choices Act, before August recess.
There was a proposal in the Senate to allow people with concealed weapon permits to freely carry their arms into other states. Some politicians reacted with fantastic claims that show a lack of knowledge and honesty.
NEWARK—Army National Guard Spec. Jerry J. Woolfolk has returned to the 154th Quartermaster Company, based in Newark, after being deployed to an overseas forward operating base in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
POUGHEEPSIE, N.Y.—The following students were named to the Marist College Dean’s List for the spring 2009 semester.
TRENTON – Attorney General Anne Milgram announced the filing of a lawsuit against Merrill Lynch & Co. this week, charging that it sold New Jersey’s Division of Investment $300 million in preferred stock based on misleading information about the firm’s financial condition.
COLONIA – This summer, Springwood Swim Club has come to be known as “Colonia’s Best Kept Secret.” Although the nine-acre property is certainly not small enough to be overlooked, most Colonia residents will tell you they had never heard of it until this summer.
ELIZABETH—Celebrating the launch of new ¼ lb. Angus Beef Burgers, Quick Chek, sent its Burger Brigade off to Jersey Gardens Mall on Friday, July 17, offering shoppers the opportunity to share their “beef” in exchange for a coupon to try a complimentary burger.