TRENTON – For the third consecutive month, New Jersey’s economy added jobs. However, unemployment remained at 9.3 percent in April as the overall workforce continued to grow with previously discouraged workers reentering the labor market.
LINDEN — Linden Police officers will be cracking down on unbuckled motorists and passengers as part of the national “Click It or Ticket” campaign.
TRENTON – Legislation to allow retailers to offer rebates, and promotions for purchasing gasoline was advanced Thursday by an Assembly committee.
TRENTON – An Assembly committee advanced a bill to expand New Jersey’s DNA database on Thursday.
SOUTH AMBOY – The city will hold its annual Memorial Day parade and celebration this Saturday, May 21. Organizers hope that the early date will encourage more participation.
ELIZABETH-Memories from Fr. Tom McLaughlin: “I have some Elizabeth memories told to me by my mother. At the end of Monroe Avenue, her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Kister, owned a farm at the turn of the century (1900). She recalls their well, their horse and buggy as well as fields of yellow daffodils.
Yard Sale • May 21 & 22 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. –The Joan Angela D’Alessandro Memorial Foundation will hold a yard sale at 45 Florence St., Hillsdale (off Clinton Ave.) to benefit neglected & homeless youth at the Father English Center in Paterson and Youth Haven in Passaic. Info: 1-201-664-9140
I am very fond of the saying ‘no good deed goes unpunished’ because I am living proof that it is true. This thought comes to mind as I look out my office window all the while groaning over the latest stretch of soupy weather.
WOODBRIDGE — Some of the world’s best alternative sports athletes will mix it up with some of the nation’s hottest new music artists as the Journeys Backyard Barbeque makes a national tour stop in the southeast parking lot outside the Woodbridge Center Mall on Saturday, May 21 from noon-7 p.m.
As director Dan Rush’s “Everything Must Go” convivially unreels its bittersweet tale of an alcoholic’s tenuous flirtation with redemption, Will Ferrell’s lead character reminds of the very first dramatic nuance my Mom thought to impart.