CLEAR-ing The Way For Open Space

The Land & Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) is the federal government’s main program for open space preservation. Now, after decades of being underfunded, it may finally realize its full conservation potential through a bill approved by a key committee in the House of Representatives.

12 Jersey Natives To Play In Weekend Golf Championship

CHESTERFIELD — The 42nd Trusted Choice® Big “I” National Championship will return to Chesterfield for the second time. Old York Country Club will host 156 of the nation’s top junior golfers for the 72-hole stroke-play event held July 27-30. The tournament field boasts 12 New Jersey natives.

Pew Report Finds Credit Cards More Transparent, Yet Problems Remain

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Most of the practices deemed “unfair” or “deceptive” by the Federal Reserve have disappeared from new credit card offers since federal passage of the Credit CARD Act last year, according to a new report by the Pew Health Group’s Safe Credit Cards Project.

Study: Young Women Have Greater In-hospital Mortality Rates than Young Men Following Heart Attacks

NEW BRUNSWICK — A new study by researchers at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School has found that women between the ages of 35 and 54 were more likely to die in hospitals following heart attacks than men of a similar age.

Rahway Water Champions Save Water, Save School Money

RAHWAY — Rahway High School’s Social Action Club, led by faculty Advisor, Liz Jotz, and AmeriCorp Watershed Ambassador, Steven Hruby, recently completed pre-water audits in a heavily trafficked restroom and calculated a cost-benefit analysis, showing new fixtures would save over $6,500 in water costs yearly.

Carteret Awards Contract For Phase II Of Hermann Avenue Street Improvements

CARTERET — Mayor Daniel J. Reiman and Councilman Dennis DiMascio, Public Works Chairman, have announced that the 2nd phase of Carteret’s Herman Avenue upgrade project has been awarded to S. Brothers General Contracting of South River.