CLARK – It could have been the lure of lively jazz music or the whirlwind of flying money in a cash machine that drew hundreds of residents to The Provident Bank’s grand opening celebration on Raritan Road in Clark on Saturday, Sept. 24.
Admit it: You probably spend more time comparison shopping online than reviewing your annual benefits enrollment materials. That’s a big mistake because the money you could save by choosing the right employee benefits package probably far exceeds any savings you could get on a big-screen TV.
Breast cancer is the second most common cause of cancer deaths among women in the US. It’s not surprising that a diagnosis of this disease is a fear many women share. However, being informed about the risk factors, detection, and treatment of breast cancer can help empower women to move beyond fear and into action.
STATE – A majority of New Jersey residents (51 percent) feel that they’re worse off financially than they were a year ago, according to a quarterly consumer survey by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Silberman College of Business. About a quarter (26 percent) say they are about the same as a year ago, and about a quarter (23 percent) say they are better off.
PERTH AMBOY — This October marks 25 years of observing National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. That’s a quarter century of creating breast cancer awareness, education and empowerment nationwide.
On Friday, October 2, 1959, The Twilight Zone premiered on national television. Even though it was never a top 25 show, The Twilight Zone was an oasis in television wasteland that captured a generation. However, it almost didn’t happen.
LINDEN – As part of the city’s year-long 150th anniversary celebration, Linden will host its 61st Halloween Parade on Sunday, Oct. 30.
EDISON – The Wardlaw-Hartridge School girls’ soccer team is enjoying another impressive season, but this group does some very special things off the field as well. For the third consecutive year, the W-H girls joined their coaches and a group of parents and friends in The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Run in New York City.
NEWARK – Federal and state officials have reached an agreement on the amount of money New Jersey would pay to reimburse the federal government for money spent on a cancelled rail tunnel that would have expanded access between New Jersey and Manhattan.
Heart Walk • Oct. 1 – Join the American Heart Association at the Central Jersey Heart Walk at Duke Island Park, Bridgewater. Info: 1-609-208-0020 or www.centralnjheartwalk.org