TRENTON – The New Jersey State AFL-CIO announced their endorsements for November’s state Legislature elections. The one-million-member-strong labor union failed to back state Senate President Steve Sweeney, who supported the public worker pension and health benefit changes signed into law earlier this summer.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Private sector employers added 154,000 jobs in July, according to data released this morning by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. Overall, the economy gained 117,000 jobs last month – private sector gains where offset by a loss of 37,000 government jobs, many due to the partial shutdown of the Minnesota state government.
STATE – While Republicans continue to claim that higher taxes will cause high-income residents to move to escape them, a new report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities suggests that such tax flight is a myth.
CLARK – Clark Recreation’s summer day camp program is entertaining approximately 500 children daily.
NEW BRUNSWICK — The Superior Court of New Jersey, Middlesex Vicinage, seeks youth volunteers between the ages of 14 and 17 from Highland Park, Monroe, New Brunswick, North Brunswick and South Plainfield in Middlesex County to serve on the Juvenile Conference Committees (JCC) in their communities.
Ever since we were little, my best friend Bob has loved films where worlds collided…especially those sword and sandal epics intermeshed with dinosaurs and a healthy peppering of mythical monsters. So I figure I’ll call and tell him that he’ll probably like director Jon Favreau’s similarly anachronistic “Cowboys & Aliens.”
Blood Drive • Aug. 5 from 2 – 8 p.m. – Woodbridge Center Mall, 250 Woodbridge Center Drive, Woodbridge, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566.
About two weeks ago, I wrote about “scams” on the international scene and how gullible people are. Does anyone remember hearing about a person who claimed to have won a lottery, but didn’t have a positive bank I.D. to be able to cash in?
ELIZABETH – The United Ways of Central Jersey, Hudson, Greater Mercer, Monmouth and Greater Union counties announced that they have joined together for a summer “Stuff The Bus” drive to provide school supplies to the children in their communities.
ELIZABETH — Earlier this week, a Union County Grand Jury handed down a 74-count indictment against a Union Township doctor and his brother after an investigation revealed that they submitted millions of dollars in allegedly fraudulent Medicare and private insurance health care claims, Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow announced.