As a layman with no special knowledge about communicable diseases, I have nonetheless been struck by the drumbeat of scare mongering coming out of the World Health Organization and our government regarding “Swine Flu.” My reasoning is simple. Ordinary flu kills some 36,000 Americans annually and its victims are frequently the elderly and those in poor health.
CHICAGO, IL—Dulce Digrado of Linden has been awarded a Master of Business Administration Degree in Business Administration from Kaplan University.
CLIFTON—Dover Business College held its annual commencement ceremony on Saturday, July 18.
LINDEN – A 62-year-old Roselle man was the victim of a mugging on July 21, authorities said.
by Diane Norek Harrison
SOUTH AMBOY-On Aug. 4, 1962, South Amboy Junior Olympics were held under the supervision of James Inman and under the sponsorship of the City’s Recreation Committee.
BOSTON, Mass.—Catherine Perez, a resident of Metuchen, recently received a master’s degree in physical therapy from the Simmons College School of Health Sciences.
NEWARK—The Newark Bears recently hosted a ‘Pink in the Park’ night benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
TRENTON—The state Senate has confirmed Metuchen resident Douglas A. Wheeler as the new director of the Division of Insurance.
EDISON—New York Giants professional educators and coaches, as well as former New York Giants players Keith Elias, Billy Taylor and Carl Nelson, taught children ages 6 to 14 how to run, throw, catch, defend, form block, form tackle and explode out of stance with proper techniques and improved speed at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison from July 27 to July 31.
ELIZABETH—On Wednesday, July 8, a consortium of non-profits, AmeriCorps Summer of Service volunteer members, and youth from the Elizabeth area were joined by volunteers from Yonkers, N.Y, for a day of community service along the Elizabeth River.
NORTH BRUNSWICK—Middlesex County Public Health Department Director-Health Officer, David A. Papi has indicated that a skunk tested positive for rabies in North Brunswick, Middlesex County, in the vicinity of Sherman Road and Route 130.
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y.—The following local residents have been named to the Dean’s list at Hofstra University:
FAIRFIELD, Conn.—Sacred Heart University held its 43rd commencement on May 16 and 17 for the graduates of the Class of 2009.