With a divisive election just past, potential for bottled up emotions turning into heated discussions lurks at every holiday table. Politics can be conflict-ridden but even good intentioned mother-in-laws often produce conversation messes that are hard to clean up!
RAHWAY – The city will start off the holiday season on Friday with the annual tree lighting ceremony. The traditional event will take place at City Hall Plaza at the corner of Milton Avenue and Main Street with festivities getting underway at 6 p.m. on Nov. 26.
QUINCY, Mass. – Thanksgiving remains the leading day for cooking fires, with three times as many cooking fires as an average day.
RAHWAY — Students from Patricia Klein’s fourth grade class at Madison Elementary School in Rahway presented their rendition of the First Thanksgiving during American Education Week.
EDISON — Since the beginning of November, students from The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in North Edison have been collecting frozen turkeys, cranberry sauce, gravy, stuffing and other food items. The donations will be distributed by the Starfish Food Pantry, Inc. of Plainfield at Covenant United Methodist Church to those in need for Thanksgiving.
LINDEN — Local high school student Brielle Palumbo has collected $1,000 for needy families for their Thanksgiving.
TRENTON — Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver announced a plan to cap salary arbitration awards for police and firefighters at an average of two percent per year for at least the next three years.
STATE – New Jersey voters continue to support Gov. Chris Christie, according to the results of a new statewide poll by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind™.
STATE – NJ Transit will offer expanded “early getaway” rail and bus service on Wednesday, Nov. 24, to help Thanksgiving holiday travelers reach their destinations. Customer service representatives and volunteers will be deployed at major facilities to assist customers throughout the holiday period.
TRENTON — New Jersey state Sen. Mike Doherty has launched an online petition to support his efforts to put an end to invasive airport screening practices that have been implemented by the federal Transportation Security Administration (TSA).