WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. economy added 216,000 jobs in March, while the unemployment rate was little changed at 8.8 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.
ELIZABETH – Elizabeth Public Schools Superintendent Pablo Muñoz delivered a proposed school budget that does not include a tax increase at a special Board of Education meeting at the John E. Dwyer Technology Academy’s Auditorium in Elizabeth this week.
MOUNTAINSIDE – The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers that the filing deadline for 2010 tax returns is April 18 this year, not April 15. Emancipation Day is observed April 15 in Washington, D.C. By law, the tax-filing deadline for the nation is moved to the next business day, Monday, April 18.
By the time I have listened to the morning news and had a good read of the newspaper, it’s a wonder that I can venture out of the house and make my way to work. I feel how the Wicked Witch of the West must have felt when she first descended on Oz and was warned by Glenda that a house could drop on her, too.
Drill Team Performance • April 1 at 7 p.m. – The Rahway High School Junior ROTC drill team, the Devil Pups, will perform their award-winning routines at the high school gym, 1012 Madison Ave. Free admission, but donations to defray the cost of attending a national drill team competition in Daytona, Fla. are appreciated.
April is National Poetry Month, and now is the time to revisit some classics or discover some new ones…
Director Zack Snyder’s inexplicably titled “Sucker Punch” is Xbox meets “Cabaret” via any number of exploitative WiP (women in prison) films, tossed with whatever else he could find in the kitchen sink.
HILLSIDE — Spending on business tax breaks that fail to produce public benefits must stop, according to Hillside Mayor Joseph Menza, who said New Jersey’s urban enterprise zone (UEZ) program is of seriously questionable value.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY – The federal government must stop the practice of extending temporary budget measures that so far have cut federal aid for critical human services by 15 percent, according to a coalition of government, religious and non-profit leaders who fear they will not be able to continue providing services to people in need if the cuts continue and a permanent budget is not adopted.
Dear EarthTalk: The World Bank is often cast in a bad light by green groups and in the press. What are their eco-crimes, and are there any reforms in the making? — J. Bloch, Newark, NJ