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.
NEW BRUNSWICK – High school football stadiums throughout Middlesex County will be dressed in red and white for one weekend this fall to raise public awareness in the battle against a detectable but often silent killer known as HCM, or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, an enlarged heart condition that last year claimed the lives of two central New Jersey student-athletes.
Convivial and often wittily informative about whatever letter generation it is we’re supposed to be concerned with of late, director Nanette Burstein’s “Going the Distance” doesn’t quite live up to its title insofar as creating laughter-causing entertainment.
WOODBRIDGE – The Barron Arts Center will present Rob Paparozzi and the Hudson River Rats on Thursday, Sept. 16, at 8 p.m. to conclude “Red, White & Blues: Jazz & Blues from the Garden State,” a concert series running through the summer of 2010. Admission is free and everyone is welcome to attend.
CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. – Authorities arrested 17 alleged members and associates of the Pagans motorcycle gang, culminating a 21-month investigation.
TRENTON — Monthly indicators of the New Jersey economy showed the state’s unemployment rate for August edged lower by 0.1 percentage point to 9.6 percent.