January Is Cervical Health Awareness Month

The cervix is the lower, narrow opening of the uterus. It is covered by a thin layer of cells that are continually growing and being replaced. Certain factors, such as an infection with human papillomavirus (HPV), can cause cervical cells to begin to grow abnormally. These abnormal cells often go away without treatment, but in some women they will continue to grow and eventually turn into cancer.

Volunteer Group To Hold February Training Class

WESTFIELD—CONTACT We Care, Inc., a 24-hour caring and crisis hotline, will begin a comprehensive 36-hour volunteer training class on Wednesday, Feb. 17, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 170 Elm Street in Westfield. The class will meet weekly until mid-May.

De-Icing Salt Can Harm Landscape Plants

Each winter, millions of tons of deicing salt are applied to state and municipal roads to keep the roads safe for vehicles to travel. Salt is spread near houses to avoid pedestrian injuries. This is necessary for safety, but did you know excessive salt can cause widespread damage to trees – possibly leading to permanent decline and even death?

Utility To Install Energy Efficient Lighting In Clark

CLARK—PSE&G is installing energy efficient streetlights in New Jersey municipalities, including Clark. The new fixtures are brighter, last four times longer, and cost less to operate than older, existing models. The upgrades will provide an environmentally friendly source of light in addition to helping lower municipal lighting bills.