A character education program designed to encourage good behavior at Westwood Regional Middle School has lowered the number of discipline problems at the school and become an example used statewide, according to school officials.
A Westwood resident aims to raise $4,000 for a charity which funds research of Duchenne muscular dystrophy and helps familes dealing with the disorder.
Mark Brill has been fundraising for that charity, Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy of Hackensack, for about four years through their Run For Our Sons program. This year, he will run marathons two Sundays in a row — The Marine Corps Marathon in Washington D.C. October 27 and the New York City Marathon November 3. The races total 52.4 miles, the most Brill will have ever run in one effort, and the $4,000 fundraising goal will also be the most he has ever raised for the group.