Each year, roughly one-third of American households itemize deductions on their federal income taxes. If you’re among that group, there are a several important actions you need to take by year’s end in order to take full advantage of available deductions.
STATE – In the past, enduring a power outage was as simple as starting the fireplace. Not anymore. Fewer and fewer homes have either fireplaces or access to an alternate method of heating and cooking. New Jersey residents affected by the storms of 2011 may want to consider purchasing an emergency generator.
Dear EarthTalk: I drink diet soda but I’m told it’s bad for me and linked to health problems. Is this true and if so can you suggest any healthier alternatives? — Mitchell James, Ronkonkoma, N.Y.
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Shark finning is the practice of catching sharks, hacking off their fins, and returning them to the ocean (maimed and unable to swim or circulate oxygen through their systems) where they starve to death, suffocate or get eaten by other predators.
PERTH AMBOY — On Monday, Nov. 7, Perth Amboy Catholic School honored War Veteran’s from World War II, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq.
“It was nothing dramatic,” says Dr. Karl E. Blake of Wexford, Pennsylvania, retired surgeon and member of the World War II generation, “but it was important, and no one has written about it, at least that I’ve seen.”
UNION COUNTY — Freeholder Chairman Deborah Scanlon presents a resolution to Michael Weinstein of the New Jersey Affiliate of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network proclaiming November Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month in Union County.
Veterans Day gives everyone a moment to honor and remember those who have fought and served our country through their military service. While there are many resources and organizations that help veterans and their families, the federal government provides unique tools and services to help those who have done so much for our country.
Fewer than 10 percent of Americans can claim the title “veteran.” And while the great military phrase “uncommon valor was a common virtue,” has been so often repeated that it risks becoming a cliché, it is no less true. We must ask ourselves as a nation, are we serving veterans even half as well as they have served us?