Linden Students Celebrate Chinese New Year

LINDEN—Linden School No. 4 celebrated Chinese New Year as part of the world language Chinese class.  All of the second-graders wore red shirts, a special color for the New Year’s celebration. “Red is a lucky color in China,” said Qinying…

St. Pat’s Strickland Status Uncertain, Here Come Kyrie

By Jim Whelan When a nationally-ranked high school team loses their top player to injury, the competition usually breathes a sigh of relief.      Dexter Strickland did not start his senior year on the right foot at St. Patrick’s…

Not Even Much Cheaper Gas Drove Us to Drive More

HAMILTON – Mirroring the national trend, New Jersey motorists drove more than 2.3 billion fewer miles from January through November 2008 compared to the same period a year earlier, registering 361 million fewer miles in November alone. Much cheaper gas…

Economic Freedom Is The Best Cure For Recession

By Lawrence J. McQuillan As Americans buckle down for what could be a severe recession, many state governments are scrambling to find ways to keep their economies afloat. Unfortunately, when it comes to economic freedom—a major component of a state’s…

Family Finances: Budget-Stretching Ideas

(NAPSI)-Cutting expenses might be easier than you imagine. A few simple tips and tools can help you get the most out of your money: • Feel the urge to go shopping? First, clean your closets. Separate clothes into piles to…

Students Invited To Enter NJ Hall Of Fame Essay Contest

TRENTON—The New Jersey Hall of Fame is calling for entries to its third annual essay contest, which is open to all New Jersey students in grades four through 12. Students are asked to nominate potential inductees – living or dead…

Super Scholar-Athletes

  Super Scholar-Athletes—On Wednesday, Jan. 21, Susan Swenson, director of college counseling at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison, announced that Christopher Georgevich of Elizabeth and Ariana Lyons of Plainfield were named school winners in the Wendy’s Heisman High School Award…

Limit Your Exposure To Allergens With A Little Planning

(NAPSI)-Making changes around your home before allergy season starts could help to minimize your symptoms. Environmental control is one way you can limit your exposure to indoor allergens before they can cause symptoms. One helpful step you can take is…

Cut Your Costs And Your Carbon Footprint

(NAPSI)-Living in an energy-efficient, environmentally sustainable home is now more easily attainable. Here’s How Here are a few hints that may help from the experts at the United States Department of Energy: 1. Keep appliances clean and in good repair;…