STATE – In order to get the most value for holiday shopping, many people are going off the beaten path of mainstream online vendors. The New Jersey State Police Cyber Crimes Unit detectives routinely receive complaints of citizens ripped off by crooks on the web. Many of these crimes can be avoided if consumers follow some common sense advice.
ELIZABETH — The Elizabeth Rotary Earlyact Club of Our Lady of Guadalupe Academy, Elizabeth, donated 11 complete Thanksgiving dinner baskets to St. Joseph’s Social Service Center.
One of the first things good parents teach their children is the importance of saying please and thank you for something we want or have received. What’s cuter than a three-year-old echoing the “thank you” his parents said for the cookie you just gave him?
EDISON — An armed robber apparently committed suicide today after an armored car company employee foiled the gunman’s attempt to rob a bank in the township, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Chief Thomas J. Bryan of the Edison Police Department announced.
NEWARK — NJ Transit will once again offer “early getaway” rail and bus service on Wednesday, Nov. 23, for the benefit of customers leaving work early, and to provide additional capacity for customers traveling to Newark Liberty International Airport. The Wednesday before Thanksgiving is typically the airport rail station’s busiest day of the year, with ridership levels about twice that of a typical weekday.
Falling leaves, pumpkins, a cornucopia and turkeys: Whether we are conscious of it or not, some of the most prevalent Thanksgiving symbols come from nature. No matter where you are in the country, whether the leaves change, the snow falls or you spend Thanksgiving on a beach, you are bound to see some of these influences at your celebration.
STATE — With the holiday season quickly approaching, the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services reminds residents that simple preventive measures can keep families and guests safe from food-related illness.
UNION COUNTY — Every holiday season for 14 years, Union County Sheriff’s Officers have set up their “Tree of Hope” in the courthouse seeking donations of toys and clothing for needy children throughout the county. Each year the response has been overwhelming.
RAHWAY — The Blue Tri Club, a service club at Rahway High School and one of the oldest organizations in the school, provides Thanksgiving baskets to families of school-aged children in need each year.
TRENTON –Assembly Democrats Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr. and Paul Moriarty are promoting legislation to reverse a law that made it easier for the state to claim unused money orders, traveler’s checks and gift cards.