Well, Irene has come and gone, leaving so much heartache and disaster behind. I was fortunate in the sense that although my area lost power for possibly eight hours and I had water in the basement, it was nothing drastic.
ELIZABETH – Students at all of Elizabeth’s K-8 neighborhood schools will be in class longer every day this school year under a new plan to use a more rigorous class schedule to improve learning.
ELIZABETH — A Rahway woman was convicted of abducting a 3-year-old child from an Elizabeth store in 2008, earlier this week Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow announced today.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Middlesex County Freeholder Director Christopher D. Rafano said Middlesex County government and the 25 municipalities have taken and will continue to take the necessary steps to ensure residents’ needs are met in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, which struck last weekend.
NEW BRUNSWICK — A karate school teacher has pleaded guilty to charges of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl, and, in a separate incident, improperly touching another 16-year-old girl, Middlesex County First Assistant Prosecutor Julia L. McClure announced today.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – There was no change in the national unemployment rate, which stubbornly remains at 9.1 percent, according to data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Fourteen million Americans remain unemployed and looking for work.
WEST TRENTON – New Jersey State Police will focus on enforcing the laws and aiding holiday travelers this Labor Day weekend, Colonel Rick Fuentes announced today.
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.