Mistletoe is one of our most iconic holiday symbols. You see it in pictures, hear about it in familiar carols, and either look for it or avoid it depending on your romantic status! But what do you really know about the plant, the origins of the many customs surrounding its use, and New Jersey’s unique tradition of “mistletoe hunting?”
BRIDGEWATER– Shoppers at the Bridgewater Commons were invited today to join Motor Vehicle Commission Chairman and Chief Administrator Raymond P. Martinez, Acting Director of the State Division of Highway Traffic Safety Gary Poedubicky and Senior General Manager Troy Fischer in an interactive booth to illustrate the dangers of distracted driving.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tomorrow, the House Judiciary Committee is expected to resume markup of a controversial bill aimed at fighting internet copyright infringement, the Stop Online Piracy Act.
ELIZABETH — A Roselle man was convicted last week of third degree drug possession stemming from a 2010 arrest, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow announced Tuesday.
When Newt Gingrich and other White House aspirants gave political pitches at a forum hosted by the Republican Jewish Coalition in early December, the leading financial benefactor for the group and Gingrich in recent years was absent: multibillionaire Sheldon Adelson, who was in Asia tending to his sprawling and controversial casino empire.
RAHWAY – Union County and participating municipalities are about to see millions of dollars in savings and direct budget relief under the terms of a deal between the Union County Utilities Authority and Covanta Energy, officials announced Monday.
CLARK– In the spirit of the holiday season, second grade students in Frank K. Hehnly Elementary School in Clark decided to donate their class gift money to charity rather than receive presents themselves.
NEW BRUNSWICK – A Highland Park karate school teacher has been sentenced to a three-year prison term for sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl, and, in a separate incident, improperly touching another 16-year-old girl, Middlesex County First Assistant Prosecutor Julia L. McClure announced today.
STATE – Over 2.2 million New Jersey residents will travel 50 miles or more from home for Christmas and New Year’s, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic projections, a slight increase over last year’s statistics. The 2011 year-end holiday travel period is defined as Friday, Dec. 23 to Monday, Jan. 2.
PARAMUS– As consumers flock to retailers during the holiday season and as the use of prepaid cards continues to expand rapidly, U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) introduced this past Saturday, Dec. 17, The Prepaid Card Consumer Protection Act to curb hidden fees associated with many of these cards.