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U.S. Unemployment Rate Still 9%

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. economy added 80,000 jobs in October, according to data released today by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. The modest job growth was not enough to significantly affect the nation’s unemployment rate, which is still 9 percent.

Election 2011: Looking At The Local Races In Middlesex County

MIDDLESEX COUNTY – While the state legislative races at the top of the ballot are getting most of the attention that is being devoted to this year’s election contests, a number of local offices are also on the ballot. Voters in ten communities, including Woodbridge, have contested mayoral races, while most communities will elect one or more members to their municipal council or township committee.

Community Calendar

Bazaar • Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Christ United Methodist Church, 485 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, will hold its annual fall bazaar, with crafts, baked goods, attic treasures, toys, clothing and more for sale. Proceeds benefit mission projects. Info: 1-732-752-4212 or 1-732-463-2156.

Election 2011: Looking At The Local Races In Union County

UNION COUNTY – While the state legislative races at the top of the ballot are getting most of the attention that is being devoted to this year’s election contests, a number of local offices are also on the ballot. Voters in Summit, Kenilworth and Fanwood have contested mayoral races, and most communities will elect one or more members to their municipal council or township committee.