Dear EarthTalk: Given the environmental and economic benefits, why doesn’t the U.S. have a federal law mandating recycling nationwide? — N. Koslowsky, Pompano Beach, FL

Quick Chek Will Offer Free Coffee On “Black Friday”

WHITEHOUSE STATION – This Nov. 26, when holiday shoppers emerge from Thanksgiving meal-induced comas and endure freezing temperatures to scope out this season’s hottest deals, Quick Chek will offer bargain hunters complimentary cups of ‘Joe,’ in the wake of welcoming the ‘unofficial’ start of the holiday shopping season.

Parents Offered Guide To Content In Popular Video Games

With video game publishers releasing an increasing number of titles with potentially objectionable content, the Timothy Plan family of mutual funds has compiled a guide to help parents decide if the titles on their children’s wish lists are really appropriate.

Avoid The Top 10 Thanksgiving Table Talk Landmines

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 Hosts Holiday Events

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.