New Jersey Unveils Strategic Recommendations For Battling Invasive Species

TRENTON—New Jersey can wage a successful war on invasive plants, animals and insects if its arsenal includes tougher prevention methods, early detection of harmful species, faster response to limit environmental damage, and greater public awareness, according to a strategic plan released Thursday by Department of Environmental Protection Acting Commissioner Mark N. Mauriello.

Bodek Earns Degree

LINDEN—On Dec. 19, 2009, Linden resident Beth Ann Bodek graduated Magna Cum Laude from East Stroudsburg University in East Stroudsburg, Pa., with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and a Bachelor of Science degree in social studies.

St. Mary’s Students Donate Coats

ELIZABETH—Sensitive to the needs of those less fortunate than themselves, students at St. Mary of the Assumption High School in Elizabeth collected 85 clean, gently used coats and jackets and distributed them to St. Joseph’s Social Service Center.

Technology Rules!

RAHWAY—Fifth grade students in Deborah Prakapas’s class at Roosevelt School in Rahway are hard at work practicing their math and word processing skills on the laptop computers.