STATE – More than three quarters of New Jersey residents like the communities where they live, even though more than half think that the state has gotten worse in recent years. These results come from a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll.
FLORHAM PARK — AAA projects 92.3 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home during the year-end holidays, an increase of 3.1 percent from the 89.5 who traveled a year ago. The year-end holidays travel period is defined as Thursday, Dec. 23, to Sunday, Jan. 2.
CARTERET – The Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders has hired a firm to begin remediation and redevelopment of the County’s Joseph Medwick Park in Carteret.
ELIZABETH — Elizabeth experienced a steady rain of airplane crashes in the winter of 1951-52, when three planes came down, killing passengers, crewmembers and people on the ground.
ELIZABETH – At tonight’s meeting of the Elizabeth Board of Education, board members will honor Felipe Gómez for over 50 years of tireless dedication to the cause of democracy in his native Cuba and civic service to the community.
Dear EarthTalk: Are the world’s amphibians still in decline and what’s being done to help them?
— Chris W., Stamford, CT
BRANCHBURG – This holiday season many families and individuals will un-wrap their gifts to find interactive video games, like Nintendo’s Wii System waiting for them. The Association of New Jersey Chiropractors (ANJC) advises all potential users of these games to be conscious of the fact that just like engaging in real competition and exercise programs, they can suffer health problems from using these games.
CLARK — Sister Regina Martin, principal at Mother Seton Regional High School, lights the Advent wreath with students in the school chapel. The Advent prayer service is held daily in the Clark school’s chapel before the start of the school day.
TRENTON – Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver criticized Assembly Minority Leader Alex DeCroce for comments he made yesterday at a New Jersey Business and Industry Association-sponsored event in Iselin.
TRENTON– New Jersey’s economy added 10,000 jobs in November, led by hiring among the state’s private sector employers, according to information released by the state Department of Labor. The state’s unemployment rate held steady at 9.2 percent, remaining below the national rate of 9.8 percent.