New Report Finds Many Americans Mix Religious Beliefs & Practices

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The religious beliefs and practices of Americans do not fit neatly into conventional categories. According to a new report based on a recent national survey by the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life, large numbers of Americans engage in multiple religious practices, blending elements of diverse traditions.

Clark Police Blotter: Dec. 7-13, 2009

Dec. 7 at 2:01 p.m. – At the Middlesex County Jail, Officer Ken Sarnecki arrested Rahway resident Gerard Early, 44, on an outstanding warrant for contempt of court/motor vehicle violations. He was subsequently transported to the Union County Jail.

Community Calendar

Holiday Play • Dec. 18 & 19 at 7:30 p.m. – Perth Amboy High School, 300 Eagle Ave., will present Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas.” Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for children under 10. The Holiday Lane Marketplace opens at 5 p.m. For tickets, call Anita Dowd at 1-732-376-6200 ext. 23463

Santa Visits Linden

LINDEN—Santa Claus paid an early visit to Linden’s Eighth Ward on Saturday, Dec. 5. Eighth Ward Councilwoman Michele Yamakaitis sponsored the fourth annual photos with Santa day at the Eighth Ward Community Center on Bedle Place.