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.
STATE — New Jersey voters are of two minds in reacting to a series of proposals by the governor’s special commission on gaming, sports and entertainment.
SAYREVILLE–Flyleaf is set to hit the road again this fall on the second leg of the band’s UNITE & FIGHT headline tour, with a performance at Sayreville’s Starland Ballroom scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 14.
Afternoon Gaming • Aug. 6 at 2 p.m. – Teens are invited to the Clark Public Library from an afternoon of Nintendo Wii or traditional board games. For info, call 1-732-388-5999.
With runners-up like “Kick-Ass” (2010) and “Knocked Up” (2007), it’s no small accomplishment that “Dinner for Schmucks” handily wins Best Film Title honors for movies produced in the last few years.
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.
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’.
NEW BRUNSWICK – A 75-year-old woman has been charged with stabbing her 80-year-old husband to death yesterday at their home in Monroe, authorities said.
STATE — Political insiders are concerned about the extent two crooked contractors plan on cooperating with criminal investigators in exchange for a plea bargain.
NEW BRUNSWICK — A former fifth-grade school teacher and high school swim coach pleaded guilty to charges of having inappropriate sexual relations with a female student and asking her to withhold information from the police about their relationship, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced today.