PERTH AMBOY – City officials have established two shelter locations for residents at two district schools, which will be opened as needed today. The shelter locations are the Shull School at 380 Hall Avenue and the McGinnis School at 271 State Street. Pets will be allowed in the shelters, but residents are asked to have them contained or leashed.
STATE — Average retail gasoline prices in New Jersey have fallen 9.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.51 per gallon yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 9.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.56 per gallon, according to gasoline price website NewJerseyGasPrices.com.
RAHWAY – Authorities have issued a mandatory evacuation notice for city residents who live in areas that have flooded in the past.
As we go into the final days of a dismal presidential campaign where too many issues have been fudged or eluded — and the media only want to talk about is who’s up and who’s down — the biggest issue on which the candidates have given us the clearest choice is whether the rich should pay more in taxes.
Hurricane Sandy has begun to make its presence felt in New Jersey today. Send us your photos and observations, and we’ll post them online. Email email@example.com and remember to include the phrase “ok to publish.”
STATE – On World Stroke Day, Oct. 29, the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, is urging people globally to reduce the threat of stroke in their lives and in the lives of loved ones.
As someone who advocates for thousands of small businesses, I know they want fact, not spin. Unfortunately too often we hear inaccuracies and misinformation about how government policies affect small businesses. Ending the Bush-era tax cuts for the richest 2 percent of Americans is one policy where small business has been caught up in a whirlwind of spin.