PERTH AMBOY— Mayor Wilda Diaz will swear in Captain Benjamin Ruiz as Deputy Chief of the Perth Amboy Police Department in a ceremony at William C. McGinnis School on Friday, Dec. 17 at 4 p.m.
ELIZABETH – At tonight’s meeting of the Elizabeth Board of Education, board members will honor Felipe Gómez for over 50 years of tireless dedication to the cause of democracy in his native Cuba and civic service to the community.
TRENTON – A measure to bolster the rights of domestic violence victims unanimously cleared the full Assembly on Monday by a vote of 75-0.
TRENTON – A bill to help widen the quick dissemination of Amber Alerts in the event of a missing child received final legislative approval on Monday. The Assembly passed it Monday by a 73-0-1 vote.
LINDEN – The Linden Police Department will join law enforcement agencies across the country that will be looking out for impaired drivers during the holiday “Over the Limit, Under Arrest” crackdown.
SUMMIT – Dr. Raynard Riley is organizing a Toy Drive this Christmas Season to put smiles on the faces of some needy children.
EDISON — Looking for gift ideas for the chef in your life? Middlesex County College is offering 30 different cooking classes starting in January.
Dear EarthTalk: Are the world’s amphibians still in decline and what’s being done to help them?
— Chris W., Stamford, CT
BRANCHBURG – This holiday season many families and individuals will un-wrap their gifts to find interactive video games, like Nintendo’s Wii System waiting for them. The Association of New Jersey Chiropractors (ANJC) advises all potential users of these games to be conscious of the fact that just like engaging in real competition and exercise programs, they can suffer health problems from using these games.