LINDEN – The City of Linden has been designated as a Transit Village by the state government. The Transit Village Initiative promotes Smart Growth by encouraging development in areas where infrastructure and public transit already exist. Linden is the 23rd municipality to receive the designation.
TRENTON — Legislation to provide an income tax credit to veterans who require psychological counseling and treatment upon returning home from war has been passed by the state Senate.
WOODBRIDGE – Councilwoman-at-Large Pat Osborne submitted her resignation this week, effective Dec. 31. The Democrat has served on the council for 15 years.
Dear EarthTalk: What’s up with dishwasher detergents of late? They’re clearly not working as well. I hope whatever was done is helping the environment because it’s not helping my dishes.
— Sally P., Everett, WA
MILLBURN – New York stage veterans Ephie Aardema and Will Blum will lead the cast of the Paper Mill Playhouse’s next show, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.”
WEST TRENTON – In this tighter economic climate, consider giving a gift this holiday season that costs you nothing, but benefits everyone you know, and many people you’ll never even meet. Improve your defensive driving behaviors. The New Jersey State Police offer that simple advice to every motorist on the road over this Christmas and New Year’s Day in hopes that we can all enjoy a fatality-free holiday driving period.
UNION – Calvary Assembly of God will hold a candlelight Christmas Eve service beginning at 6 p.m. on Dec. 24. The service will celebrate the birth of Jesus as it highlights God’s Christmas gift to all humankind.
FAIR LAWN – Columbia Bank, through their Columbia Bank Foundation, recently presented a $22,000 grant to the Wyckoff Volunteer Fire Department. This community grant was used to purchase new air bag equipment for emergency rescue operations.
GREAT LAKES, Ill. — Navy Seaman Recruit William B. Grimes, son of Susan and Bernard J. Grimes of Iselin, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.