Edison Health Dept. Receives Award

EDISON — Earlier this month, the Edison Department of Health & Human Services (EDHHS) received an Outstanding American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Award from the New Jersey Department of Health & Senior Services (NJDHHS).

Former Lawmaker Passed Away

STATE — Thomas J. Deverin, 89, died Thursday, Dec. 23, at Haven Hospice, JFK Medical Center in Edison. Born in Perth Amboy, he lived in Carteret for the past 60 years. A communicant of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Deverin…

Zielinski Honored As Historian Of The Year

LINDEN — Marybeth Strano, acting president of the Linden Historical Society, and Michael Demkowicz, society vice president, presented “The Historian of the Year Award” to Stephen T. Zielinski at the Linden City Council Meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 21.


Dear EarthTalk: Why did 34 million wild sockeye salmon return to the Fraser River in British Columbia this year? The run had been declining for 20 years before now. — David B., Seattle, WA

NJ Snowbound After Storm

STATE — The season’s first major storm blanketed the state Sunday, with the deepest snow was recorded in Elizabeth, where 31 inches fell.

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