CLARK – The second grade classes of St. John the Apostle School, earned money by doing chores during Advent to purchase gifts for the children of the St. John’s food pantry.
PERTH AMBOY — Mayor Wilda Diaz swore in Benjamin Ruiz as Deputy Chief of the Perth Amboy Police Department at an afternoon ceremony held at the William C. McGinnis School on Friday, Dec. 17.
ELIZABETH — A $24,000 grant from Ronald McDonald House Charities will allow the Trinitas Pediatric Health Center to extend staffing and hours of operation to accommodate an overwhelming number of phone calls and walk-ins from parents requesting an appointment either for a sick or well child visit.
CLARK — Fifth grade students at St. John the Apostle School in Clark participated in The Pajama Program. This program collects and distributes to people in need.
RAHWAY — Pre-Kindergarten students in Kathleen Harris’ class at Franklin School in Rahway decorated their own gingerbread man and gingerbread house after reading ‘The Gingerbread Friends’ and ‘The Gingerbread Baby’ by author Jan Brett.
Despite the horror with which the war party has received the WikiLeaks dump of secret diplomatic cables, at least some of the revelations were cheered. Those who have been agitating for an attack on Iran were pleased to see cables apparently reporting that the heads of Arab states also favor war.
Before Janet Napolitano, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, unleashed full body imaging scanners and “enhanced” pat downs on American airline passengers, she subjected Arizona drivers to red light cameras.
Most environmental groups and advocates, including New Jersey Conservation Foundation, have supported affordable housing for low and moderate income residents for decades.
STATE – New Jersey’s supreme court has stepped in to monitor real estate foreclosure proceedings.