Bank Offers “Financial New Year’s Resolutions” for 2011

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.

Edison Health Dept. Receives Award

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).

Former Lawmaker Passed Away

STATE — Thomas J. Deverin, 89, died Thursday, Dec. 23, at Haven Hospice, JFK Medical Center in Edison. Born in Perth Amboy, he lived in Carteret for the past 60 years. A communicant of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Deverin…

Zielinski Honored As Historian Of The Year

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.

EarthTalk®

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