STATE – Although he was criticized for vacationing in Florida while Garden State residents dealt with the worst winter storm in recent memory, Gov. Chris Christie still remains popular with Republicans.
BREA, Calif. – “Bella” was the most popular name for pet dogs in 2010, according to Veterinary Pet Insurance Co., while “Max” was the top name for cats.
TRENTON – With no jackpot winner since Nov. 9, the Mega Millions top prize is worth $355 million in tonight’s drawing.
ELIZABETH–A baby girl born at Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth arrived just 18 seconds after the world welcomed 2011.
TRENTON – The Department of Transportation announced Monday that New Jersey state government will be accepting claims for reimbursement of reasonable towing costs from motorists whose automobiles – due to circumstances beyond their control – were stranded on state highways and towed during the recent winter blizzard.
WESTFIELD – Republican Assemblyman Jon Bramnick is calling on New Jersey consumers to share their airline horror stories. Bramnick, a member of the Consumer Affairs Committee, is compiling a list of complaints in order to help change the system.
Dear EarthTalk: What is happening to update and reform the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976, which I understand is considerably outdated and actually permits the use of thousands of chemicals that have never been adequately tested for safety?
ELIZABETH – From Jan. 31 to Feb. 18, Union County College will be offer a free job training course in the restaurant industry to adult residents of the City of Elizabeth. This career-training course is for those who have a passion for food and who enjoy serving customers. Participants can also earn a nationally recognized certificate in Servsafe Alcohol Training.
Here’s to a good year to all the readers! I am hoping to hear from readers from all around Middlesex and Union counties with you own memories or past material from the area to share.
UNION — The Union Public Library will screen four Hollywood films dealing with espionage, sabotage, and code breaking as part of a series starting on Tuesday, Jan. 4.