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.
STATE — A law enacted in January 2010 gives the education commissioner the authority to change the date of the Annual School Election if it falls on a religious holiday.
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).
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…
MIDDLESEX COUNTY — The Middlesex County Commission on the Status of Women, dedicated to advocating for all women in Middlesex County and to providing an effective forum to identify and address women’s issues and concerns, is calling for nominations for its first “Citizens of the Year” Awards.
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.
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
PISCATAWAY — The Diocese of Metuchen has rescheduled a Lenten faith formation workshop for parish and school catechetical leaders for Jan. 14 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the St. John Neumann Pastoral Center, 146 Metlars Lane in Piscataway.
RAHWAY — Throughout the year, students at Franklin Elementary School in Rahway learn how to use different kinds of technology and various computer programs and skills through weekly sessions in the school’s computer lab.