ELIZABETH – The state Motor Vehicle Commission announced Monday that the Elizabeth Motor Vehicle Agency on Jefferson Avenue will be permanently closed at 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 31.
EDISON — Mayor Antonia Ricigliano, the Edison Municipal Council and the Edison Recreation Department announced the lighting of the township’s 25-foot live Blue Spruce Christmas Tree will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 8.
PERTH AMBOY — A collection of vintage spy gear which was used from 1940s to 1980s is now on display at the Kearny Cottage, 63 Catalpa Avenue in Perth Amboy. The collection is on loan from local enthusiast Andrew Dunyak. His collections range from spy gear, cameras, Apollo Space Mission items, WWII military memorabilia and maritime antiques.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Internal Revenue Service has issued the 2011 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes.
LINDEN — The John T. Gregorio Center is seeking volunteers to assist with the 2010 Income Tax Program.
If your preteen child hasn’t hit you up yet for a cell phone, you’re among a rare breed indeed. Studies have found that roughly 70 percent of 11- to 14-year-olds now use cell phones. Closer to home, our 10-year-old has been hounding my wife and me for months to get his own phone.
CLARK – On Thursday, Clark Police arrested a 48-year-old Linden man and charged him with shoplifting nearly $200 worth of merchandise from the Shop-Rite Supermarket on Central Avenue.
FLORHAM PARK — With winter weather approaching, the AAA New Jersey Automobile Club reminds all motorists to completely clean ice and snow from their vehicles before driving. When ice and snow accumulate on a vehicle, pieces can become dislodged, endangering other motorists on the road.
Dear EarthTalk: I see more and more organic wines on store shelves these days, but what options are out there today for organic beer? — Ken Strong, Wichita, KS