NEPTUNE — At the request of the state, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is extending the registration deadline for renters, homeowners and business owners who suffered damage from Hurricane Irene.
SOUTH AMBOY — On October 2, the Dowdell Library Foundation of South Amboy raised hundreds of dollars in donations through a dunking booth at the South Amboy Street Fair to purchase an online software teaching center that will provide coaching for SAT, AP, GED, and citizenship tests as well as job search and workplace skills.
Elizabeth AARP • Oct. 21 at 1 p.m. – Elizabeth AARP Chapter 5439 will meet at Stephen Sampson Senior Center, 800 Anna St., Elizabeth. Congressman Donald Payne is scheduled to be the guest speaker. New members welcome. Info: 1-908-342-6920.
I have been to a record number of baby showers this year and there’s still more to come. If you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all. So for the benefit of the guys out there, it goes something like this. There’s food, piles of gifts and a gaggle of ladies belting out a symphony of ‘ahh’s’ at the first sight of a receiving blanket.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Staff Sgt. Jorge M. Oliveira, 33, of Newark, was killed in Afghanistan while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom, the Department of Defense announced this afternoon.
STATE – New Jersey politicians reacted to the death of Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi today when revolutionary forces overwhelmed his hometown of Sirte, the last major site of resistance following the fall of Gadhafi’s regime.
ROSELLE – Authorities are searching for the suspect in a Wednesday afternoon robbery of the TD Bank branch located at 37 St. Georges Avenue in Roselle, officials said.
America’s seniors have always contributed their wisdom, experience, and courage to move our community forward. Our seniors deserve the fulfilling, prosperous life they bestowed upon their children. While they may not always be highly partisan, it is becoming clear that they need to use this election to send Republicans this message: Hands Off Social Security & Medicare!
CRANFORD – Interested in learning more about how to solve Cranford’s water problems? Come to Union County College on Friday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. for the Rahway River Watershed Regional Conference that will be hosted by Cranford Mayor Aschenbach. The panel discussion will be held in the Roy Smith Theater on the College’s Cranford campus. All are welcome to attend.
TRENTON – Even though New Jersey shed 11,100 jobs in September, the state’s unemployment rate fell 0.2 percentage points to 9.2 percent, moving closer to the national unemployment rate of 9.1 percent, according to figures released today.