Lawmakers Want To Raise Awareness Of Sports Brain Injuries

TRENTON – With high school sports practices getting under way, Assembly members Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr., Craig J. Coughlin, Thomas P. Giblin and Mila M. Jasey are pushing legislation to create an awareness program on the prevention, risk and treatment of sports-related brain injuries.

Four Things AAA Says Parents Should Teach Teens Before Sending Them, And Their Vehicle Off To College

HAMILTON– Preparing college-bound teens for life away from home can be an anxious and task-filled time. While many parents will be teaching and reminding their teens about diet, laundry and personal safety, they too frequently forget the important subject of car care and repairs before sending their teen and vehicle off to college.

Summer Strongman Showdown

RAHWAY- The 3rd Annual “Summer Strongman Showdown” benefit will be held Saturday, Aug. 14, at 10 a.m. in the Power and Fitness Health Club Parking lot located at 280 St. Georges Avenue, Rahway.

Remembering the Past: 1880 Perth Amboy Businesses

PERTH AMBOY-Businesses was once on Smith St.: Joseph L. Hare; furniture, carpets and oil clothes, Marsh Bros Florist, Wm. H. McCormick flour feed, W.B. Mount; home furnishing goods, M. Peterson; boots and shoes, C.C. Pierson’s Old Family Shoe Store was opposite R.P. Barton, Skidmore’s Meat Market.

The Writer’s Block: The Un-Ivy Experience

I used to wonder if I failed my daughter. Since she is my only child, it really hurts when I don’t do something right the first time, because I never get a do-over with a second kid. So you can imagine the lingering torment, anguish and nightmares I experienced after learning that my daughter….drum roll here….. WOULD NOT APPLY TO IVY LEAGUE SCHOOLS!

Community Calendar

Singles • Aug. 13 from 7:30 – 11:30 p.m. – Middlesex East Widows Or Widowers, Carteret Chapter, will hold an open dance at the American Legion Hall, 1155 Roosevelt Ave., Carteret. Live music & refreshments. Admission: $10 members, $12 guests. For info, call 1-732-969-2228 or 1-908-757-0515.