PERTH AMBOY—Cadet Saysha Rojas graduated from the New Jersey National Guard ChalleNGe Youth Program on Aug. 29. Rojas, of Perth Amboy, is one of the 105 New Jersey teens in the program’s 30th graduating class.
NEWARK– The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities announced today that New Jersey now has over 100 MW of solar capacity with more than 4,340 projects statewide. The ground-breaking achievement is the latest example of New Jersey’s renewable energy leadership and commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, officials said.
TRENTON—Construction will begin on a pathway that will complete the 70-mile trail running along the Delaware & Raritan Canal from Frenchtown to New Brunswick, Department of Environmental Protection Acting Commissioner Mark N. Mauriello announced Tuesday.
WOODBRIDGE—Mayor John E. McCormac and the Mayor’s Wellness Campaign will host the 2009 Mayor’s Health Expo on Saturday, Oct. 17, at The Club at Woodbridge. The annual Mayor’s Health Expo & Municipal Alliance Day is sponsored by the Woodbridge Township Department of Health & Human Services.
Today, candy is the central focus of the spookiest holiday of the year. In fact, the average American consumes 24 pounds of candy in a year, most of which is eaten right after Halloween according to the U.S. Census Bureau. But for children with diabetes, it can be difficult to enjoy the festivities when all their fellow goblins are in a frenzy to get their hands on mounds of sweet treats.
CLARK– Power Rangers, princesses and some pretty scary monsters are only a few of the costumed characters you’ll probably see walking through your neighborhood on Halloween.
STEVENSON, Md.—Junior setter ALEX JOHANESEN (Bridgewater, NJ/Bridgewater-Raritan) became the third player in school history to distribute 2,000 career assists, but the New Jersey City University women’s volleyball team dropped both matches of a tri-match, falling to Lancaster Bible College, 3-1 (25-23, 26-28, 17-25, 22-25) and host Stevenson University, 3-0 (10-25, 22-25, 19-25), on Saturday at Stevenson’s Student Union Gym.
MONROE—In response to rising needs, Jewish Family & Vocational Service of Middlesex County has expanded its kosher food pantry to include dairy products and eggs.
“The Internal Revenue Service is seeking volunteers for the Volunteer Return Preparation Program (VRPP),” said New Jersey’s IRS spokesperson Gregg Semanick. “The IRS is looking for volunteers to take part in the VRPP throughout New Jersey during the 2010 tax filing season.”