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
PLAINFIELD — The Union County Homicide Task Force arrested a Plainfield man earlier today after he was charged in connection with a March homicide, Union County First Assistant Albert Cernadas, Jr. announced.
STATE – The FEMA/state Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will close on Sundays, announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management.
STATE — Starting early next year, Bank of America will begin charging debit-card users a $5 per month fee to pay for purchases. Several other banks have also recently introduced or started testing debit card fees recently.