TRENTON – The state Senate approved a bill requiring public and private schools to conduct security drills to improve emergency preparedness was approved by a vote of 39-0 yesterday, receiving final legislative approval.
TRENTON – The state Senate approved a bill package which would make various changes to the New Jersey’s Medicaid program to improve oversight of spending and increase funding for family planning on Thursday.
TRENTON—As a result of state legal claims settled in the bankruptcy reorganization of the international mining and smelting firm ASARCO, LLC, more than $30 million will be paid to clean up formerly-owned ASARCO properties in New Jersey, Attorney General Anne Milgram announced yesterday.
MIDLOTHIAN, VA—The New Jersey City University women’s bowling team completed a perfect weekend in Virginia by winning five more matches and posted dominant results in Baker play to vault from seventh place to second overall among 20 schools on the final day of the Jeannette Lee Invitational hosted by St. Paul’s College on December 6.
PERTH AMBOY—Mayor Wilda Diaz invites Perth Amboy residents to share a special evening in celebration of Chanukah on Sunday, Dec. 13.
ELIZABETH – Incidents of violence, vandalism, weapons, and substance abuse have decreased from the prior year in Elizabeth Public Schools according to the most recent available statistics on the New Jersey Department of Education’s website.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg introduced legislation to require bottled water producers to include information about the origin and quality of the water on the packaging.
RAHWAY—Jennifer Ward’s first grade class at Franklin Elementary School in Rahway made holiday cards for veterans.
EDISON – Township officials will be joined by community, family and friends at Edison’s annual Festival of Lights celebration on Monday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m. This special holiday event is being staged inside the Jewish Community Center of Middlesex County, 1775 Oak Tree Road, Edison.
Moments of great truth partially compensate for the plodding predictability of director Kirk Jones’s “Everybody’s Fine,” a remake of Giuseppe Tornatore’s “Stanno Tutti Bene” (1990). But if your interest is prompted by the TV ads, beware.
ELIZABETH—Benedictine Academy, an all-girls Catholic high school in Elizabeth, will present a Christmas musical, “Christmas Para Todos” (“Christmas for Everyone”), Friday and Saturday, Dec. 18 and 19 at 7 p.m. The production will feature singing, acting and dancing.
NEWARK—While holiday songs focus on “chesnuts roasting on an open fire,” and other joys of the season, many people experience feelings of isolation and depression during the holidays. In fact, numerous studies confirm that there is an increase in both the numbers and severity of calls by depressed individuals to crisis hotlines during this time.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission announces the Holiday Program on Sunday, Dec. 13, at East Jersey Olde Towne Village, 1050 River Road, Piscataway.