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.
CLARK – The second grade classes of St. John the Apostle School, earned money by doing chores during Advent to purchase gifts for the children of the St. John’s food pantry.
PERTH AMBOY — Mayor Wilda Diaz swore in Benjamin Ruiz as Deputy Chief of the Perth Amboy Police Department at an afternoon ceremony held at the William C. McGinnis School on Friday, Dec. 17.
ELIZABETH — A $24,000 grant from Ronald McDonald House Charities will allow the Trinitas Pediatric Health Center to extend staffing and hours of operation to accommodate an overwhelming number of phone calls and walk-ins from parents requesting an appointment either for a sick or well child visit.
CLARK — Fifth grade students at St. John the Apostle School in Clark participated in The Pajama Program. This program collects and distributes to people in need.
RAHWAY — Pre-Kindergarten students in Kathleen Harris’ class at Franklin School in Rahway decorated their own gingerbread man and gingerbread house after reading ‘The Gingerbread Friends’ and ‘The Gingerbread Baby’ by author Jan Brett.