The Writer’s Block: Labors Of Love

The hot dogs and hamburgers are on sale, ice-cream prices are slashed in half and the stores can’t give the lemonade away. Yes! Its Labor Day weekend. Now as far as I know, the United States is the only country that actually celebrates ‘labor’ to the extent that it was made a national holiday.

Official Urges New Jersey Residents To Take Hurricane Precautions

STATE — While national weather forecasters are predicting that Hurricane Earl may just be an inconvenience to our state over Labor Day weekend, New Jersey Health and Senior Services Commissioner Dr. Poonam Alaigh urges residents to take precautions to protect their health and safety, especially if they are going to the shore.

Carteret Prepares For Weekend Of Celebration

CARTERET — For 35 years, the arrival of September in Carteret has brought with it the town’s Ethnic Day Festival, a day full of entertainment, foods, and crafts that celebrate the diversity that characterizes this suburban community.

NJ Officials Advise Residents To Be Ready For Emergencies During National Preparedness Month

STATE — National Preparedness Month kicks-off today throughout the country. The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management offers these simple steps that New Jerseyians can do to prepare for the unforeseen as well as reduce stress and confusion during an actual emergency.

Court Awards Judgment Against Company That Sold Banned Toy in NJ

NEWARK – Superior Court Judge John F. Malone has ordered an Indiana-based company to pay New Jersey $67,321.50 after finding the company offered for sale and/or sold yo-yo waterballs to consumers here despite a 2008 state law banning the potentially hazardous toys.

Old Bridge Retailer Sells $6.75 Million Pick 6 Ticket

OLD BRIDGE – A Pick 6 Lotto ticket that was sold in Middlesex County has won the top prize of $6.75 million for the drawing held on Monday, Aug. 30. The Pick 6 Lotto jackpot now resets to $2 million for the drawing on Thursday, September 2.