JERSEY CITY — With 2010 drawing to a close and New Year’s Eve right around the corner, consider making a different resolution this year. Since getting out of debt and improving your financial situation is perennially atop the list of most popular New Year’s resolutions, make 2011 the year you finally whip your finances into shape.
STATE — A law enacted in January 2010 gives the education commissioner the authority to change the date of the Annual School Election if it falls on a religious holiday.
EDISON — Earlier this month, the Edison Department of Health & Human Services (EDHHS) received an Outstanding American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Award from the New Jersey Department of Health & Senior Services (NJDHHS).
MIDDLESEX COUNTY — The Middlesex County Commission on the Status of Women, dedicated to advocating for all women in Middlesex County and to providing an effective forum to identify and address women’s issues and concerns, is calling for nominations for its first “Citizens of the Year” Awards.
LINDEN — Marybeth Strano, acting president of the Linden Historical Society, and Michael Demkowicz, society vice president, presented “The Historian of the Year Award” to Stephen T. Zielinski at the Linden City Council Meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 21.
Dear EarthTalk: Why did 34 million wild sockeye salmon return to the Fraser River in British Columbia this year? The run had been declining for 20 years before now. — David B., Seattle, WA
STATE — The season’s first major storm blanketed the state Sunday, with the deepest snow was recorded in Elizabeth, where 31 inches fell.
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ELIZABETH—Action gets underway today in the fifth annual “Dr. Rosemarie Battaglia Christmas Basketball Tournament” sponsored by Benedictine Academy and the Benedictine Academy Parents Association.
LINDEN – Council President-Elect James Moore is inviting supporters to attend his installation on Tuesday, Jan. 4, from 7-8 p.m. at Linden City Hall, 301 North Wood Avenue. Immediately afterward, there will be an installation reception at Amici’s III, 1700 West Elizabeth Avenue, Linden.
MOUNTAINSIDE–The spirit of giving seems to grow during the holiday season, and many donations are made to charitable causes at this special time of year.