Perth Amboy To Provide Smoke Detectors For Residents

PERTH AMBOY — Mayor Wilda Diaz and the Perth Amboy Fire Department announced that the New Jersey Division of Fire Safety supplied the City of Perth Amboy with smoke detectors for public distribution. The Perth Amboy Fire Department will be installing the detectors upon request from residents who qualify.

Clark Police Blotter: Oct. 26 -31

Oct. 26 at 9:15 p.m. – At Headquarters, Det. Kevin Shackleton arrested Linden resident John Reider, 21, and charged him with burglary, theft and criminal mischief. He was subsequently released after posting bail pending a court date

EarthTalk®

Dear EarthTalk: Merino wool undergarments tout themselves as being kinder to the environment than other wools or synthetics. How is this so? — Stella Cooley, Bangor, ME

Lowering Your Tax Bill With Home Office Deductions

ROSELAND – The country’s economic downturn has created a new legion of entrepreneurs who are working from home after losing a job. As the year comes to a close and these people begin gathering information for their 2010 tax returns, many will consider using their home office as a tax deduction for the first time.