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.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa.—The following local students earned Dean’s List honors at Saint Joseph’s University for the spring 2009 semester:
MEDFORD, Mass. – Cathryn Title of Springfield was one of more than 2,900 students who graduated from Tufts University on May 17.
PLAINFIELD—One out of five adults in New Jersey has difficulty reading, writing or communicating in English. All it takes is one hour a week to make a difference in the life of an adult who wants to learn.
SAYREVILLE—In response to a request from the public, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has extended the period of time open for community input on the proposal to add the Raritan Bay Slag site to the Superfund National Priorities List (NPL).
As we age, our ability to adequately respond to summer heat can become a serious problem. The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health, has some advice for helping older people avoid heat-related illnesses, known collectively as hyperthermia, during the summer months.
LINDEN—Recently, The Bayway Complex Community Advisory Panel, an organization of local community and industry representatives, awarded $1,000 scholarships to several high school students.
FLORHAM PARK—When you’re on vacation, it’s easy to adopt a “no limits” philosophy when it comes to food. This mindset – along with a week of unhealthy meals – can be devastating to both your motivation and your waistline.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY—Applications are now being accepted for fall positions with the Middlesex County Youth Conservation Corps, whose mission is to protect and preserve natural areas from misuse, polluters and the forces of nature at the 7,000 acres of Open Space owned and maintained by Middlesex County.
TOMS RIVER—Army National Guard 1st Lt. Michael L. Sojka is returning to the U.S. after a deployment to the Iraqi Theater of Operations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.