TRENTON – A bill to help widen the quick dissemination of Amber Alerts in the event of a missing child received final legislative approval on Monday. The Assembly passed it Monday by a 73-0-1 vote.
LINDEN – The Linden Police Department will join law enforcement agencies across the country that will be looking out for impaired drivers during the holiday “Over the Limit, Under Arrest” crackdown.
SUMMIT – Dr. Raynard Riley is organizing a Toy Drive this Christmas Season to put smiles on the faces of some needy children.
EDISON — Looking for gift ideas for the chef in your life? Middlesex County College is offering 30 different cooking classes starting in January.
Dear EarthTalk: Are the world’s amphibians still in decline and what’s being done to help them?
— Chris W., Stamford, CT
BRANCHBURG – This holiday season many families and individuals will un-wrap their gifts to find interactive video games, like Nintendo’s Wii System waiting for them. The Association of New Jersey Chiropractors (ANJC) advises all potential users of these games to be conscious of the fact that just like engaging in real competition and exercise programs, they can suffer health problems from using these games.
ELIZABETH– The Union County Human Services Advisory Council announced the election of James W. Horne Jr., president and CEO of United Way of Greater Union County, to a one-year term as chair of the organization.
CRANFORD – Beginning in January 2011, Union County College, in partnership with the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs and the New Jersey Business & Industry Association, will offer a comprehensive series of training courses to meet the federal and state requirements for New Jersey contractors performing renovation, repair and painting projects that may disturb lead-based paint in pre-1978 homes, child-care facilities and multi-family dwellings.
CLARK — Sister Regina Martin, principal at Mother Seton Regional High School, lights the Advent wreath with students in the school chapel. The Advent prayer service is held daily in the Clark school’s chapel before the start of the school day.