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Slow Job Growth Continues

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. economy added 71,000 private sector jobs in July, according to U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis. That wasn’t enough to reduce the unemployment rate, which remained at 9.5 percent as overall employment declined by 131,000.

Family Day

PERTH AMBOY — The City of Perth Amboy’s second annual Family Day will be held at the waterfront off Sadowski Parkway on Saturday, Aug. 7 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The Writer’s Block: Birthday Bliss

I recently celebrated another birthday. A really big one, I might add, but, unlike many past birthdays, I thoroughly enjoyed this one. Not because of the surprise party my family set me up for or even because of the nice gifts I received from everyone who came. No, I had a great birthday this year because for the first time, in a very long time, I prepared myself for the arrival of the day I would officially be deemed ‘old’.