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Republican Roadblock Could Stop Disaster Aid

STATE – Nearly $38 million in federal disaster assistance has been distributed to New Jerseyans recovering from Hurricane Irene, but yesterday Republicans in Congress blocked a bill to authorize $7 billion for natural disaster victims, injecting uncertainty into the flood recovery process.

Carteret Prepares For Weekend Of Celebration

CARTERET–For over 35 years, the arrival of September in Carteret has brought with it the town’s Ethnic Day Festival, a day full of entertainment, foods, and crafts that celebrates the diversity that characterizes this suburban community. With the introduction of the Children’s Charity Trust Fund in 2003, Mayor Dan Reiman has since expanded the festivities to four days with the Children’s Charity Carnival and Charity Car Show.

Blondie’s A Bargain At Musicfest

UNION COUNTY — Tickets for the Sept. 16 performance of Blondie at the Borgata Casino in Atlantic City, are available in the price range of $80 to $385 but fans can take in a free concert when the group appears the following day at Union County MusicFest.