Hospital Offers Advice to Avoid Premature Delivery

NEWARK— Worldwide more than 1 million babies born prematurely die each year before they are a month old. Infants who survive premature birth face lifelong health risks, including the possible development of cerebral palsy, blindness, hearing loss, learning disabilities and other chronic conditions, according to the March of Dimes.

United Nations Lesson

EDISON—Pooja Nandhyala of Woodbridge, a student in Katherine Heiss’ third grade class at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison, gave a presentation on the United Nations for the second graders on Oct. 15.

Linden Man Arrested For Allegedly Threatening President

NEWARK – An airport security guard was arrested Tuesday for allegedly threatening President Barack Obama. A Continental Airlines employee reported overhearing threatening comments John Brek allegedly made at an airport coffee cart Tuesday afternoon, authorities said. The 55-year-old Linden man was arrested several hours later and he denied making the threats, officials said.

Bollwage Buddy Behind Bars

ELIZABETH—The owner of a construction business with close ties to Mayor J. Christian Bollwage was sentenced to 39 months in federal prison for paying bribes to a former Linden housing official in return for hundreds of thousands of dollars in contracts.