Dear EarthTalk: Can you explain what “desertification” is and why it is an important environmental issue? — Jay Harris, Nashville, TN
STATE – New Jersey Blood Services (NJBS), a division of New York Blood Center (NYBC), will hold special blood drives in the donor room at 2279 South Avenue. in Scotch Plains and 167 New Street, New Brunswick on Wednesday, Dec. 22 and Thursday, Dec. 23.
PORT READING – St. Anthony of Padua Church will again hold its traditional Christmas Friendship Dinner on Saturday, Dec. 25, from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
PARLIN — Santa made his rounds early in the Parlin section of Sayreville on Dec. 18. (Photo by Diane Norek Harrison)
Stress is your body’s natural response to demand or pressure. While periodic stress is normal and can be good for you—helping you to act quickly, overcome challenges, and boost your immunity—ongoing stress can lead to a number of health problems.
STATE — As Christmas quickly approaches, the New Jersey Division of the Salvation Army is experiencing a severe drop in donations. Kettle donations are down. Cash donations are down. However, requests for assistance are significantly up. And, the cost to provide services to the needy has skyrocketed in past years.
WASHINGTON, D.C. ?The Internal Revenue Service released instructions to help employers implement the 2011 cut in payroll taxes, along with new income-tax withholding tables that employers will use during 2011.
ALBANY, N.Y. — Ekaterina Huelster, a resident of Linden, has earned an Associate in Science in Nursing from Excelsior College.
NEWARK — The Saint Barnabas Health Care System recently presented an evening with world-renowned tenor Andrea Bocelli at the Prudential Center in Newark. Proceeds from the event benefit the Cancer Services of the Saint Barnabas Health Care System.