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NJ Phasing Out Traditional Unemployment Checks

TRENTON – By early next year, New Jersey residents who are collecting unemployment will receive their benefits through direct deposit into their bank accounts or via debit cards. The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development will begin implementing the new system to eliminate paper checks by the end of the month.

Writer’s Block: Bewitched, Not Bothered

It’s the Boo season again and has been since the last hot dog of summer came off the grill on Labor Day. Since that time, we have been bombarded with jack-o-lanterns, black cats, ghosts, wicked witches and an assortment of ghouls and other characters worthy of Halloween madness. I know that I’m probably in the minority here, but I love Halloween.

Community Calendar

Halloween Day • Oct. 30 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Perth Amboy’s recreation department will hold a day of Halloween activities, beginning with costume pre-judging at 11 a.m. at the train station.