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Linden To Crack Down On Drunk Driving

LINDEN — Over the Labor Day holiday, the Linden Police Department will join forces with thousands of law enforcement agencies across the nation to take part in the “Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest.” crackdown on impaired driving.

Five Tax Tips for Recently Married Taxpayers

Are you getting married this summer? If you recently got married or are planning a wedding, the last thing on your mind is taxes. However, there are some important steps you need to take to avoid stress at tax time. Here are five tips from the IRS for newlyweds to keep in mind.

Crisis Hotline Accepting Applications For Fall Volunteer Training Class

WESTFIELD — CONTACT We Care, Inc., a 24-hour caring and crisis hotline, will begin a comprehensive 36-hour volunteer training class on Wednesday, Sept. 15, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 170 Elm Street in Westfield. The…

The Writer’s Block: The Un-Ivy Experience

I used to wonder if I failed my daughter. Since she is my only child, it really hurts when I don’t do something right the first time, because I never get a do-over with a second kid. So you can imagine the lingering torment, anguish and nightmares I experienced after learning that my daughter….drum roll here….. WOULD NOT APPLY TO IVY LEAGUE SCHOOLS!

Community Calendar

Singles • Aug. 13 from 7:30 – 11:30 p.m. – Middlesex East Widows Or Widowers, Carteret Chapter, will hold an open dance at the American Legion Hall, 1155 Roosevelt Ave., Carteret. Live music & refreshments. Admission: $10 members, $12 guests. For info, call 1-732-969-2228 or 1-908-757-0515.

“The Other Guys” – Straight Cop/Funny Cop

Classic comedic conventions commandeered by the unique nuttiness that is Will Ferrell make director-writer Adam McKay’s “The Other Guys” a bona fide laugh fest. Spanning the spectrum of shtick from slapstick to heady juxtaposition, this ceaselessly rambunctious send-up of cop shows cajoles you into its mad modus operandi.