TRENTON – In his first State of the State address, Gov. Chris Christie challenged lawmakers to tackle three big issues that are vital for New Jersey’s future.
ELIZABETH – An Elizabeth company has recalled over 200,000 pounds of ground beef products that were distributed to institutions in California and Oregon because they may have become spoiled.
STATE – Most New Jersey residents can expect at least six inches of snow from the latest winter storm to hit our area, according to projections by the National Weather Service. The state’s eastern counties are likely to see the most snowfall, with some areas receiving up to 10 inches or more.
WOODBRIDGE – Township businesses are being challenged to donate 214 pounds of food or $214 to help Woodbridge food pantries as part of the “Have A Heart” Food Drive, which ends on 2/14 – Valentine’s Day.
CLARK – The Clark Board of Education will meet tonight, with the public session scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. in the Clark Council Chambers, 315 Westfield Avenue.
UNION — Julia Caseres of Union has become the first player in New Jersey City University women’s soccer history to earn national year-end honors in the sport.
Dear EarthTalk: Are Atlantic bluefin tuna really about to go extinct? What are the contributing factors and what is being done to try to head off this tragedy? — Edward Jeffries, Norwalk, CT
NEW BRUNSWICK — Alfredo’s Restaurant and New Brunswick Elks Lodge 324 are sponsoring a dinner at the Elks Lodge at 40 Livingston Avenue in New Brunswick on Sunday, Jan. 30, to raise funds for Eric LeGrand, a Rutgers University football player who was seriously injured in October.
If someone gave you a $50 bill, you probably wouldn’t just stick it in a drawer and forget it. But that’s essentially what happens to billions of dollars worth of gift cards each year – people either lose or forget about them, or never use up their balances.