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.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following the tax law changes earlier this month, the Internal Revenue Service announced the upcoming tax season will start on time for most people, but taxpayers affected by three recently reinstated deductions need to wait until mid- to late February to file their individual tax returns.
CLARK—The Clark Department of Senior Citizens has announced its 2011 schedule of events.
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) is tracking Santa’s Christmas Eve journey around the globe, and you can follow along at www.noradsanta.org
STATE – New Jersey won’t have a white Christmas this year, according to forecasts from the National Weather Service.
RAHWAY — Recently, instrumental music students at Franklin Elementary School in Rahway performed a selection of Christmas songs for their school. They visited and played for students in the Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten classes, as well entertained the rest of the Franklin School students in the cafeteria during their lunch.
Singles • Dec. 26 at 8 p.m. – Steppin’ Out Singles will hold an upscale singles dance at the Woodbridge Hilton, 20 Wood Ave. South, Iselin. Ages 40+ No jeans/t-shirts/sneakers. $15 admission. Info: 1-732-656-1801
Today, the economics of the holiday season and the hoped for signs of an improving economy seem to overpower any other possible message, including peace. While this should be a time of “peace on earth, good will toward men,” it feels as if it would take a miracle today to make peace happen.