A recent American Cancer Society review has found that cancer deaths among American men dropped nearly 20 percent between 1990 and 2005. The death rate among American women also fell dramatically.
PERTH AMBOY—Did you ever want to experience being a soldier from the Revolutionary War or talk to a gentile Victorian lady?
TRENTON – Last week, the NJ Health Care for America Now Campaign released a report showing how communities of color are adversely affected by our nation’s broken health care system and emphasized the need for comprehensive health care reform that corrects this inequality and injustice.
CARTERET – The Carteret Public Library is taking registration for an 8-week basic computer class that begins on Friday, Aug. 7. Registration is required.
LINDEN—The General Pulaski Memorial Parade Committee of St. Theresa’s of Linden named Slawek Niemynski as its contingent marshal for 2009.
ROSELLE—Sensei Alfred Huger and Shihon Jonas Nunez Jr., a two-time World Kickboxing Champion, strike a sparring pose at the Roselle Jams Urban Enterprise Zone Summer Concert Series on July 10.
WOODBRIDGE – The Shannon Rose Irish Pub recently opened its doors at St. Georges Crossing in Woodbridge. The new establishment represents the second location for the authentic Irish restaurant/pub; the original eatery is located in Clifton.
CLARK—Local residents Orion Stubbs of Kenilworth, Emily Norwine of Cranford, Raquel Mendez of Clark, Julianne Hodgkins of Cranford and Shannen Jones of Garwood are among the cast members in the Summer Stage Theater production of Little Shop of Horrors.
EDISON – Six Edison firefighters remain out of work following a Superior Court judge’s decision to delay ruling on a request for an injunction to prevent their layoff. Mayor Jun Choi cut six positions from the township fire department to help close an $8.4 million gap in the municipal budget.
MADISON—The number of New Jersey drivers who admit to sending text messages while driving increased by 40% this past year.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY—The Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders’ free summer concert series continues this week with performances in four county parks.
WOODBRIDGE – Woodbridge AARP Chapter 3869 presented a $500 scholarship to Caitlin Early last month.
MOUNTAINSIDE — With 2009 now half over, the Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers to take advantage of the numerous tax breaks made available earlier this year in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).