I don’t know. Maybe I’m getting too jaded from constantly hearing all the bad news about the economy. Night after night we get pelted with ominous warnings from newscasters about the slow growth of the job market, the exorbitant cost of health care and the continued loss of jobs.
STATE – Severe storms passed through New Jersey yesterday afternoon, felling trees and power lines and causing travel delays.
CARTERET — Mayor Daniel J. Reiman and Councilman Jorge Diaz, Finance Chair, have announced that a contract has been awarded to S. Brothers General Contracting of South River for street improvements in the Tennyson Estates and Chrome neighborhoods.
CLARK — The Polish Cultural Foundation in Clark will celebrate its annual Polish Harvest Festival “Dozynki” on Sunday, Sept. 19 at 4 p.m. This colorful event highlights 1,000 years of Polish tradition.
LACEY TOWNSHIP–Last week when the media learned that “Jersey Shore” reality television “princess” Snooki Poliizi had logged in community service hours at Associated Humane Societies Popcorn Park, the refuge’s real Princess began another year of doing what she does best.
Flea Market • Sept. 18 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Oasis Christian Center, 2052 St. Georges Ave., will host a flea market to benefit the Leslie McCarthy Family Fund. For info, call Joyce Johnson at 1-908- 419-1398 or Jackie Kurzweil at 1-908-327-3000.
Sept. 13 at 11 p.m. – Officers investigated a reported explosion at a house on the 400 block of Spencer Street. Police believe someone inserted apparent fireworks into a discarded plastic pipe left in the side yard by a resident of the home. No one was injured and police had no suspects.
STATE – Some non-profit organizations may lose their tax-exempt status for failing to fulfill IRS filing requirements for three consecutive years. The IRS is offering a one-time relief program allowing qualifying organizations to filing a return before Oct. 15.
TRENTON – Assembly committees on Thursday will discuss the impact of new fees being imposed on parents and students for school activities and consider legislation to increase road rage penalties, give law enforcement more authority to combat drug offenders and bring a veterans’ hospital to southern New Jersey, among other items.
CARTERET — Mayor Daniel Reiman and Carteret Finance Commissioner Jorge Diaz have announced that a contract for streetscape improvements along Lower Roosevelt Avenue has been awarded to Buckler Associates of East Brunswick.