This is the week that I might reflect a little on the plight of the American worker. After all, it is Labor Day weekend and what topic could be hotter in this country right now than jobs and work except for the lack of jobs and work.
Blood Drive • Sept. 2 from 2 – 8 p.m. – Woodbridge Community Center, 600 Main St., Woodbridge, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566.
WOODBRIDGE-Memories from Ed Wilson after seeing a 2009 column of mine:
“Diane, I was born in 1944 and grew up in Woodbridge, having lived there until 1962. We lived on North Park Drive, where the pond is located (part of Heards Brook.) It drew dozens for fishing in the warm weather.
TRENTON — The New Jersey Department of Transportation has winnowed a list of 700 obstructions on state roads to 13 in just five days, Commissioner James Simpson announced today.
ELIZABETH — A Union County Grand Jury returned an eight count indictment against two Plainfield men yesterday, charging one with kidnapping and both with sexually assaulting a mentally disabled woman earlier this year, announced Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow.
UNION COUNTY — Union County is not among those areas eligible for federal assistance in the wake of Hurricane Irene, but residents may begin the registration process with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in anticipation of its addition to the eligible list.
STATE – On Wednesday, President Barack Obama officially declared that New Jersey is a disaster area in the wake of Hurricane Irene as federal officials visited the state to get a first-hand look at the damage.
STATE – To better respond to the public’s general health concerns in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, the Department of Health and Senior Services opened a toll-free public health call center to provide callers with information about prevention and treatment of mold, disposal of spoiled food due to power outages and water concerns.
STATE – Most New Jersey residents who lost electrical service after Hurricane Irene have had their power restored. As of 9 a.m. this morning, 15,000 PSE&G customers remained without power. In their most recent update, JCP&L said that 69,000 customers were still without service.
TRENTON – A law requiring newly hired public employees to live in New Jersey or to move to the state within one year of taking a public position takes effect today.