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Beware Of These Job Hunting Scams

(SPM Wire) With high rates of unemployment nationwide, almost everybody knows someone who is out of work and actively looking for a job. Adding insult to injury, many scammers are now taking advantage of this opportunity to prey on these job seekers, according to the Better Business Bureau (BBB).

Vas Guilty

STATE — A federal jury convicted former Assemblyman and Perth Amboy Mayor Joseph Vas of charges of mail fraud, election finance violations and lying to authorities. A federal jury in Newark reached its verdict Friday, Oct. 8, after deliberating for…

Writer’s Block: Blessings For Bowser

Among the many ‘titles’ bestowed on me by family members over the years, are “Best Italian Sauce Maker”, “#1 Wife” and “World’s Greatest Mom”. I know at least this last one is true because I have a tee shirt to prove it. When I taught dance a few years ago, I was given a trophy that said “Outstanding Performer and Choreographer”.

Community Calendar

Italian-America Feast • Oct. 8, 9 & 10 – Clark UNICO will hold their 4th annual Italian-American Feast at the Clark Municipal Building on Westfield Ave. For info or to volunteer, call Ralph Bernardo at 1-908-337-7773.

Union County To Honor Fallen Officers

SCOTCH PLAINS — Keeping true to the promise that law enforcement will never forget the fallen, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow invites members of the public to attend a ceremony this month that will honor those officers who were killed in the line of duty.

Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Agreement Settles NJ “Pick-A-Payment” Mortgage Investigation

TRENTON –Wells Fargo Home Mortgage has agreed to provide New Jersey consumers with nearly $67 million in loan modifications and pay the state $3.98 million to resolve allegations that companies it acquired – Wachovia Corporation, Golden West and World Savings — deceptively marketed adjustable rate mortgage loans, Attorney General Paula T. Dow announced Wednesday.