EDISON – According to new data released today by the U.S. Census Bureau, New Jersey’s poverty rate reached 10 percent in 2009-10, the highest it has been since 1993-94.
CAMDEN – A Union Township resident who was a former Essex County Deputy Sheriff admitted to laundering money he believed was the proceeds of drug trafficking, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The nation’s official poverty rate climbed for the third straight year, reaching 15.1 percent in 2010 according to data released by the U.S. Census Bureau today.
STATE – Nearly $38 million in federal disaster assistance has been distributed to New Jerseyans recovering from Hurricane Irene, but yesterday Republicans in Congress blocked a bill to authorize $7 billion for natural disaster victims, injecting uncertainty into the flood recovery process.
RAHWAY — Franklin Elementary School in Rahway recently held their annual Back to School Night.
CARTERET–For over 35 years, the arrival of September in Carteret has brought with it the town’s Ethnic Day Festival, a day full of entertainment, foods, and crafts that celebrates the diversity that characterizes this suburban community. With the introduction of the Children’s Charity Trust Fund in 2003, Mayor Dan Reiman has since expanded the festivities to four days with the Children’s Charity Carnival and Charity Car Show.
LINDEN — Dentist Dr. Anatoly Bensianoff is helping residents of Linden and the surrounding communities by offering free emergency dental treatment on Wednesday, Sept. 14, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
EAST BRUNSWICK – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has opened a disaster recovery center in Middlesex County to provide face-to-face assistance to those who suffered damage from Hurricane Irene.
UNION COUNTY — Tickets for the Sept. 16 performance of Blondie at the Borgata Casino in Atlantic City, are available in the price range of $80 to $385 but fans can take in a free concert when the group appears the following day at Union County MusicFest.
The US Postal Service will be bankrupt by December without an injection of tax dollars but so would almost every other function of this republic, except Social Security and Medicare, so calling this a government bailout seems inappropriate.