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First Day Of School

RAHWAY — Roosevelt School in Rahway opened their doors for the 2011-12 school year this morning. Principal Rocco Collucci, pictured here with fifth grader Vanesa Esquivel, greeted students as they entered the building.

Improving Your Credit Score

Many people suffered blows to their credit scores during the unstable economy of the last few years, whether because they missed payments, exceeded credit limits or, more seriously, experienced a home foreclosure or even bankruptcy.

Equality Of Privilege: A Labor Day Essay

Most folks need to work for a living, which makes Labor Day a very popular holiday indeed.

Most folks need to work — but some folks don’t have the same access to good-paying jobs that others have. In many cases, if not most, that’s not by design — it’s just the way things work.

EarthTalk®

Dear EarthTalk: I remember that medical waste, washing up in New Jersey, I believe, was a big issue in the late 1980s. Is it still today? — Walter Maliszewski, Camden, NJ