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Archive for November 14th, 2008

EDISON—Last week, Police Director Brian Collier and Mayor Jun Choi announced a local law enforcement initiative to provide Edison police officers and the township residents they serve with the necessary tools to swiftly respond to acts of violence.

Police Director Brian Collier and Mayor Jun Choi announced yesterday that the Edison Police Department will be the first municipal department in the state to be fully deployed with ballistic shields.

Police Director Brian Collier and Mayor Jun Choi announced yesterday that the Edison Police Department will be the first municipal department in the state to be fully deployed with ballistic shields.

The Edison Police Department is now the first municipal department in the state to be fully deployed with ballistic shields. The 34-inch high, 20-pound black shields with a light emitting diode system will be placed in first-responder Edison police cruisers. Each Edison school resource officer will also have a shield as well as three community resource officers who are continually in school settings.

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My Aching Back

practical-fitness-10-31-08-logo-copyBy Dan Felix, CFT

One of the most common ailments I see in clients is back pain. Pain in the lower to middle back can mean many things. Most back pain is muscle injury or soreness but some pains can indicate serious internal injury or disease. In this column I will deal with the muscle and ligament related soreness. If you are not sure as to the source of a persistent back pain, then you should see a doctor to determine its source before starting any exercise routine.

The back is not a separate muscle from the rest of the body. It is one part of the entire torso along with the front abdominal muscles and side obliques. These are not single muscles as much as they are groups of muscles. For our purposes we can stick with the more familiar terms, back, abs, and obliques.

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Remembering the Past by Diane Norek Harrisonby Diane Norek Harrison

PERTH AMBOY/WOODBRIDGE—The much talked about Woodbridge High School football team made its first appearance in Perth Amboy on Thanksgiving Day, 1930. They came full of vim, vigor and vitality and without considering the feelings of local fans, handed St. Mary’s High School a 12 to 0 beating.

All was accomplished before a record crowd of 5,000 people who filled every available nook of the new stadium in spite of biting wind and wintry temperature that gave Thanksgiving Day in 1930 a real Turkey Day feeling.

Before the battle on Thanksgiving Day, neither team had been defeated. St. Mary’s had a single blotch on its record–a scoreless tie with St. Mary’s High School in South Amboy.

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