STATE – More than a third of New Jersey residents admitted to “regifting” – the practice of taking a present they’ve received an giving it to someone else. Yet while 38 percent of those responding to a statewide poll by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind™ say that they’ve engaged in the practice, an equal number said that they dislike regifting.
PERTH AMBOY — Ten people suffered minor injuries in a Sunday evening fire at Harbortown, a private housing facility in Perth Amboy, city officials said.
STATE – AAA Mid-Atlantic projections indicate that over 2.2 million New Jersey residents will travel 50 miles or more from home for Christmas and New Year’s, a 2.6% increase compared to the 2009 holiday season.
LINDEN — Santa’s working elves were sent on a special assignment to visit Linden Public Schools. Linden Public Schools is a popular stop for the elves to visit because of the good boys and girls, but this year they were very well behaved and displayed good character.
Holiday greetings from U.S. soldiers deployed overseas for their relatives in New Jersey.
STATE –Environmentalists oppose two bills sponsored by Assemblywoman Annette Quijano that they say will weaken environmental standards and muzzle opportunities for public input on state regulations.
HILLSIDE – The Community FoodBank of NJ Hillside needs volunteers to assist its Food Stamp Outreach team with pre-screening and application assistance.
Some folks seem to come alive during the holiday season.
Others … don’t.
TRENTON–Winter is coming soon, and that means snow, frozen ponds and wind chills hovering around zero. Before spending anytime outdoors in these conditions, the NJ Department of Health and Senior Services urges everyone to properly prepare themselves for the cold weather and be alert to hypothermia and frostbite – two common winter health hazards.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY — Police have been setting up sobriety checkpoints around the county as part of an effort to keep motorists safe during the holiday season, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced yesterday.