State Takes Steps To Combat Swine Flu Threat

STATE—While New Jersey had no confirmed cases of the swine flu as of Tuesday morning, state health officials identified five probable cases in people who had recently traveled to Mexico or California. Officials declined to give details about the cases,…

Wonderful Ethnic Education Day

Wonderful Ethnic Education Day—On April 21, Madison Elementary School in Rahway celebrated W.E.E. Day, Wonderful Ethnic Education Day. Students transformed the school’s hallways into a showcase of world culture.  The school was opened to parents, grandparents, friends and our community…

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…