AAA Reminds Parents To Keep Children Seated, Safe And Secure

SPRINGFIELD—AAA New Jersey reminds parents, grandparents and caregivers to keep children seated, safe and secure when riding in motor vehicles. “Studies show that more than 80 percent of children are improperly secured in motor vehicles,” says Michele Mount, director of…

State Steps Up Surveillance For Swine Flu

STATE—In response to a swine flu virus that has caused illness in individuals in five states and Mexico, the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) has increased its statewide surveillance of influenza activity. To date, the federal…

College To Offer Classes In Finding A Job

EDISON—Classes aimed at those who are looking for a job will be offered in June at Middlesex County College. The program, called “Transitions: Job Seekers’ Workshops,” covers preparing for the sudden loss of a job, identifying which industries are growing,…

Rahway PAL Basketball Champs

Rahway PAL’s 2009 basketball season came to a close on March 21. The teams pictured bewlow emerged as champions in each of their respective divisions. The third and fourth grade champs: Coach Lawrence Van Diver, Garrison Armand, Taylor Burkett, Samirah…

What Will It Take To Make Our Food Supply Safer?

MADISON, Wis. – Two years ago, it was contaminated spinach that sickened thousands of people. This year, it was a nationwide salmonella outbreak, traced to a peanut-processing plant, that killed at least eight people. Every year, more than 350,000 people…

County Family Roller Skating Rink Opens

 MIDDLESEX COUNTY— Residents of all ages and abilities can now take advantage of the County’s open-air, family roller skating rink in Roosevelt Park in Edison, the latest recreational offering from the Middlesex County Department of Parks and Recreation. The rink…

Clark Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Celebrates Earth Day

Clark Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Celebrates Earth Day—Residents, staff members and volunteers at Clark Nursing and Rehabilitation Center all pitched in to help plant flowers to celebrate Earth Day. Pictured left to right are: Anna Vircik, Activities Director Bridget Baldwin…

Remembering the Past: Fords Memories

 by Diane Norek Harrison WOODBRIDGE-Here are a few memories from Jim Kacmarsky, in response to my Feb. 6 column on the Perth Amboy and Woodbridge clay pits.   “I grew up in Fords section of Woodbridge, and the clay pits…