Toll Collector Sentenced For Theft

NEW BRUNSWICK—Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced that a part-time toll collector for the New Jersey Turnpike Authority was sentenced today to serve a 364-day jail term and repay $5,523.35 that was stolen over a 13-month period.

Holiday Greetings From The Troops

Army Spc. Nilza Betancourt, Army Capt. Kevin Braine, Air Force 1st Lt. Purvi Desai, Army Sgt. Reno Durand, Air Force Master Sgt. Michael Newton, Army Major Felix Oduwa, Navy Seaman Apprentice Michael Pappas, Army Staff Sgt. Jose Rolon, Air Force Tech Sgt. Leo Van Miert and Air Force Lt. Col. Corey Wormack extend holiday wishes to their families in New Jersey.

“Avatar” Dances With Aliens

Y’know how no matter what art museum you visit there is always one room you enter that has a giant painting taking up an entire wall? You’re reaction is generally, why? Well, that’s how “Avatar,” director James Cameron’s often brilliant but overlong sci-fi extravaganza, initially strikes you.

The Gift of Giving

CLARK—Students at Mother Seton Regional High School in Clark are continuing their efforts for needy children with the “Gift of Giving.” The Giving Tree, located in the school’s main lobby, is adorned with gift tags for students to choose a gift for a needy child.

Holiday Sing-A-Long

RAHWAY—Kindergarten students at Roosevelt School in Rahway had their annual sing-a-long led by music teacher Andrea Riemen and music supervisor Ron Dolce. Students sang holiday songs and waited for the arrival of their special guest, Santa Claus.