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Perth Amboy To Host Halloween Day Parade and Costume Contest

PERTH AMBOY — Bright red and golden leaves are falling. Carved Halloween pumpkins and funny scary decorations are appearing all around Perth Amboy suggesting that the Halloween Day Parade and Costume Contest are just around the corner.

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.