The Salvation Army Needs Your Help

As the holidays approach, I feel compelled to write this letter and share a burden that’s weighing heavily on my heart. The truth is, I’m worried. So many people in our local New Jersey communities are living through difficult and stressful times – times of great need.

Literacy Volunteers Provides Outreach to Haitian Students

ELIZABETH — Literacy Volunteers of Union County (LV-UC) has received a grant from the United Way of Greater Union County and has partnered with Jefferson Park Ministries in Elizabeth to work with Haitian refugees who are in the United States less than one year.

EarthTalk®

Dear EarthTalk: I know that some people abstain from meat on Fridays for religious reasons, but what’s the story behind “Meatless Mondays?” — Sasha Burger, Ronkonkoma, NY

Kean Stage Presents The Nutcracker

UNION — See a holiday classic come to life for three performances only at Kean University’s Wilkins Theatre on Dec. 4 at 2 and 7 p.m. and Dec. 5 at 2 p.m. Your holiday spirits will soar when you experience The New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble’s family classic The Nutcracker.

Cut Your Taxes

For many, mid-November through New Year’s Day is a blur of activity when important tasks get ignored. Who has time to review their benefits and tax paperwork when holiday planning looms overhead?