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Danielle Bartsche, a health educator with New Jersey Poison Control, presented a program for the sixth-grade students at Soehl Middle School on Wednesday. The game-show-style interactive program identified and defined poisons, reviewed smoke and CO2 alarm safety, and described how residents could benefit from calling poison control. Remember to call: 1-800-222-1222! ... See MoreSee Less

Students in the Introduction to Education class at Linden High School hosted an array of activities for children of the staff for Take Your Child to Work Day on Thursday. Teacher Anthony Fischetti said it was a great event, thanks to the students. "I was so impressed with their maturity and nurturing attitude during this event," he said. "Whether working on arts and crafts, playing board games, creating clay figures, escorting students to their parents' classrooms or to the restroom, the Intro to Ed students really made the celebration a total success. So many faculty and staff members brought their children that at one point there had to be 25 kids here. There were no tears, and everybody left happy!" ... See MoreSee Less

Plastic bracelets are being sold to benefit the family of School No. 8 first-grader Isabel Domingues, who has been diagnosed with leukemia. Bracelets, which were donated by A&B Promotions, can be bought for $2 from any school social worker, or by calling School No. 8 Principal Michelle Rodriguez at (908) 862-4397. ... See MoreSee Less

Today is Bring Your Child to Work Day, but last Friday the Pre-K students at School No. 5 had a kind of bring your parent to school day when they invited families in for an afternoon snack in celebration of the Week of the Young Child. ... See MoreSee Less

Tomorrow night at this time, we'll be kicking off our Alley-Oop for Autism in the Linden High School gym. Teams from the school district, Linden Police Department, Linden Fire Department and Linden Recreation will be competing to raise awareness and money for autism. Tickets will be available at the door for $5. ... See MoreSee Less