Hillside Man Receives Revolutionary Heart Pump

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.

Hands-On Green Learning In Store For Union County Students

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.

Hawaiian Luau

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.

Education Academy Sends Science Teachers Back To School

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.