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Archive for November 21st, 2008

EDISON—As part of township efforts to save money and be environmentally friendly, the Edison Police Department has acquired hybrid vehicles for use in the detective bureau.

Police Director Brian Collier (left) leans on the back of a new Edison Police Honda Civic hybrid as Deputy Chief Tom Bryan stands in front of a police cruiser.

Police Director Brian Collier (left) leans on the back of a new Edison Police Honda Civic hybrid as Deputy Chief Tom Bryan stands in front of a police cruiser.

“This is another way we can continue to maintain services and at the same time reduce costs for taxpayers,” said Mayor Jun Choi.

After an analysis of the police fleet, it was found that larger engine first-responding vehicles were not necessary for secondary responders such as detectives. Detectives typically follow up emergency incidents with investigations. Working in cooperation with the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office and other police departments, detectives can often be on the road in their crime solving pursuits.

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making-the-season-brighter-112808Making The Season Brighter—Stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, and cranberry sauce were just some of the items collected by Upper School students at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison this week. The donations will be delivered to Starfish Foundation in Plainfield to make the holiday season for those less fortunate a little brighter. Pictured, left to right, are members of the Upper School Student Council: Janissa Delzo of Middlesex, Aneesa Sonawalla of Edison, Avani Patel of Edison, Nia Beckett of Plainfield, Dawn Francavilla (Wardlaw-Hartridge Director of Student Life and Somerset resident), Kayla Kluse of Winfield Park, Ayna Agarwal of Colonia, and Jean Brown of Metuchen. Photo by Michelle H. LePoidevin

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By Michael S. Goldberger, film critic

After injecting the 007 franchise with a novel bit of leaner, meaner James Bond in “Casino Royale” (2006), Daniel Craig’s second assignment in producer Barbara Broccoli’s service finds its way home to the same old wenching, spying and killing. Which can be good or bad, depending on the mix of said elements. Here it is just so-so.

Unnecessarily complicated, “Quantum of Solace” would like to think it has sewn a thread of mystery through its rambunctiousness. But “The Usual Suspects” (1995) this is not. And too often in the early going, when James is spinning like a pinwheel down elevator shafts, jumping across rooftops and chasing up alleys, we don’t quite know why.

Oh, we assume the rat our cat is pursuing is involved in an unspeakable nefariousness. But just knowing who the evildoer in the lead speedboat is, without the niggling quandary of identity and motive distracting us, could make the splashing derring-do so much more enjoyable.

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More Than Skin Deep

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

I have trained for more years than I care to admit. My clients have included outdoor athletes and my training locations have included the sunny south west. Both of these situations expose human skin to very harsh conditions. Taking care of your skin goes much deeper than most people realize.

The skin is actually the largest single organ in the human body. It has some very unique roles and capabilities. Most of us think that all our oxygen enters the body through the lungs. Not so. As much as 80 percent of our oxygen consumption occurs through the porous nature of the skin. Any skin damage or even ineffective hygiene can impact this absorption. Skin also releases toxins from the body through our sweat. As much as one-sixth of a persons toxins are eliminated through the skin. As you can see, poor skin care effects the entire body.

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anti-drug-poster-contest-winners-1200508Anti-Drug Poster Contest Winners – Students in Hehnly Elementary School’s fifth grade created posters demonstrating what keeps them away from drugs in a “What’s My Anti-Drug” poster contest sponsored by the Union County D.A.R.E. Officers Association. These three winning posters were chosen by a Hehnly School Committee as the top posters at their school. Pictured (left to right) are Yuqing (Sunny) Feng, Joseph Scardilli, and Kristen Nugent.

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