UNION COUNTY – When disasters strike and people are forced from their homes, the Red Cross responds by opening shelters and providing food, clothing and comfort. During the past several weeks shelters have been opened throughout the country as blizzard conditions have stranded motorist and power outages have forced people from their homes.
Winston-Salem, N.C.—When you contemplate the significance of a circle, there are many associations that come to mind, including the phrase “circle of life.”
In his State of the Union address, President Obama enumerated ongoing problems requiring his attention: health care, the economy, job creation, environmental issues and lack of renewable fuels. In doing so, he suggested that increasing agricultural exports would help solve some of these problems.
TRENTON—Governor Chris Christie signed a sweeping executive order this week, directing a comprehensive review of all state authorities, boards and commissions and taking immediate action to reform abusive fiscal practices at those authorities, boards and commissions by strictly limiting the hiring of lobbyists, eliminating “golden parachutes” to departing executives and employees and capping travel expenses at $250.
RAHWAY—Grover Cleveland Students in Rahway were visited by the Cat and the Hat on Friday, Feb. 19.
METUCHEN—The Metuchen Borough Council recently adopted the Citizens’ Campaign model resolution creating a “Call to Service Summit,” an annual event to recruit and educate a new generation of civic leaders in the borough.
EDISON—A one-day forum designed to help high school students explore science is being offered at Middlesex County College on Saturday, May 22.
EDISON—On the morning of Feb. 24, Lisa Cheng of Colonia and Eileen Huynh of Edison, current parents at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison, visited fourth graders to teach them about Chinese New Year.
STATE—A report prepared by five members of the League of Women Voters of the Union Area will be among those presented at a program on alternatives to fossil fuels at the New Jersey Hospital Association Conference Center, 760 Alexander Road, Princeton, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 10.