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Understanding Credit Scores

If you’ve tried to take out a loan or open a new credit account recently, you know that the days of easy credit are long gone. Lenders, insurers, landlords and even some employers are more diligently scrutinizing your credit history to see if you’re a worthwhile risk.

Middlesex County To Conduct Annual Survey of Homeless

MIDDLESEX COUNTY — On Wednesday, Jan. 26, Middlesex County will conduct its Point-in-Time Count 2011 (PITC) survey throughout the county’s 25 municipalities. This annual survey assists in developing a “snapshot” of the number of homeless persons living unsheltered outside, in emergency shelters or transitional housing programs.

U.S. Traffic Congestion Wasted 3.9 Billion Gallons Of Fuel In 2009

HAMILTON –Traffic problems are once again rebounding along with the economy after two years of slight declines due to the economic downturn and high fuel prices, says a new report from the Texas Transportation Institute at Texas A&M University.

Rahway Library Launches Online Career Resource Center

RAHWAY — The Rahway Public Library has launched an online Career Resource Center, which includes tools, services, and databases that will help you find work or further your career. This site includes a free resume builder, job search sites, links to government agencies, and much more.

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Concert • Jan. 22 at 8 p.m. – The Choral Arts Society of NJ will perform Bach’s Christmas Oratorio at the Presbyterian Church in Westfield, Mountain Ave. & East Broad St. Tickets are $20 ($15 for seniors & students) Info: 1-908-654-5737.

Former Piscataway Police Chief To Become Middlesex County Undersheriff

MIDDLSEX COUNTY – Middlesex County Sheriff Mildred S. Scott is re-establishing the position of undersheriff as part of an effort to build stronger relationships between county and local law enforcement and to enhance operational efficiencies in the department.