Every year around this time, public attention focuses on enormous evergreen trees – the kind that are festooned in twinkling lights at Rockefeller Center, the White House lawn and other public places.
TRENTON –Former Perth Amboy Mayor Joseph Vas and a longtime aide have pleaded guilty to corruption charges, including charges that they solicited an illicit payment of $58,000 from a city vendor and illegally funneled money into Vas’ congressional campaign via straw donors to evade campaign funding and reporting rules.
TRENTON – There was no jackpot winner in Wednesday’s Powerball drawing, but two third prize-winning tickets worth $10,000 each were sold by New Jersey retailers. Saturday’s Powerball jackpot could be worth $50 million.
TRENTON – Attorney General Paula T. Dow released the 2009 Uniform Crime Report (UCR) which shows the overall crime rate in New Jersey dropped nine percent compared to 2008, with a significant 15 percent drop in the number of murders reported statewide in 2009.
STATE – On Nov. 13, the American Medicine Chest Challenge — a public health initiative to raise awareness about the dangers of prescription drug abuse and a statewide day of disposal of unused, unwanted, and expired medicine — was held in 100 communities throughout New Jersey, and resulted in thousands of residents disposing of over a ton of unused, unwanted, and expired medicine.
STATE — In observance of World Diabetes Day and Diabetes Awareness Month, Health and Senior Services Commissioner Dr. Poonam Alaigh recommended that all New Jersey residents reduce their salt and sweet intake during the holidays and be aware of the risk factors, signs and symptoms of this serious health concern.
SCOTCH PLAINS — Jesus loved and spent time with people that society deemed as unacceptable or worthless. Sometimes today people feel like they are outsiders, different or unworthy. Recently the news has highlighted the harsh reality of bullying and hate within our schools and communities.
PLAINFIELD – Plainfield Dairy Queen at 1367 South Avenue will be hosting a fundraising event for Children’s Miracle Network on Nov. 20 to launch a three-month fundraising campaign.
It’s hard not to notice that the predictable Indian summer of fall has waged its final battle of the season. Frost has formed on the pumpkins once or twice already, and those geraniums still blooming on the back deck?