NEWARK—Robert Drummond of Hillside lost count of the number of times his heart stopped. Pacemakers, defibrillators, medications and hope were not enough to keep his heart beating while he waited for a transplant. Now, an extraordinary new heart pump is bridging that gap.
SCOTCH PLAINS – Middle school students throughout Union County may learn about sustainability this fall by building their own wind turbines and cooking with solar energy. The hands-on activities took place during a “Green Boot Camp” for middle school teachers. The camp was developed through a partnership between Honeywell and Union County Vocational-Technical Schools, to help middle school teachers learn about the latest green education tools.
PERTH AMBOY – The city’s Office on Aging invites Perth Amboy seniors (60 and over) to a Hawaiian-style luau at the Alexander F. Jankowski Community Center, 1 Olive Street, at 11 a.m. on Aug. 26.
Fall is the time of year to get your house in order before winter sets in. For most homeowners, this means it is once again time for a good, old-fashioned gutter cleaning.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY — Girl Scouts of Central & Southern NJ is looking for adult volunteers in Carteret and Woodbridge to fill open positions in local troop committees (leaders, assistant leaders, chaperones).
LINDEN—The Linden Department of Public Property and Community Services has planned a Little Kickers Fall Soccer Clinic for city boys and girls, ages 4 and 5.
ELIZABETH — The Merck Institute for Science Education held its Academy for Leadership in Science Instruction in Princeton earlier this month. The three-year K-12 professional development program brings together teachers, principals and district administrators to create a community of science educators and leaders who will work to strengthen science instruction in their schools and districts for years to come.
EDISON – Police officers forced their way into a burning house on Perry Road on last Wednesday morning, waking a mother and her three children and evacuating them to safety.
Dear EarthTalk: What’s the story with the Florida Panther these days? Is it still teetering on the brink of extinction, or is it on the rebound? — Alex T., via email
CRANFORD—The Friends of the Cranford Public Library’s monthly documentary film series continues on Monday, Sept. 14, with “doxita.”
The average menstrual period lasts between three and seven days with about 21 to 35 days in between each menstrual cycle. However, some women experience bleeding more often than every 21 days, extremely heavy bleeding, a menstrual period that lasts seven days or longer, or a combination of these problems.
CRANFORD—Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ) announced last week that the House of Representatives recently passed legislation that includes his request for $300,000 to help fund a feasibility study by the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers that would help determine the best course of action to help Cranford meet its flood control needs.
RAHWAY—The stairway at the east end of the eastbound (inbound) platform at the Rahway Train Station, which connects Irving Street to the station, is currently closed for repairs and will undergo renovations beginning Monday, Oct. 19.