STATE – A state audit of a weatherization assistance program administered by the Department of Community Affairs revealed that just a fraction of federal grant money had been spent and that cost controls were not being implemented.
ROSELAND – Roth IRA conversions have been a hot topic this year. New rules have made 2010 the first year that there is no income limit for Roth IRA conversion eligibility. Because of that, many taxpayers have access to a Roth IRA for the first time.
STATE – The Salvation Army’s annual Red Kettle campaign will begin on Friday, Nov. 19. As more people come to the Salvation Army to request help, the kettle drive becomes increasingly critical.
STATE – On Saturday, the American Medicine Chest Challenge (AMCC) — a public health initiative to raise awareness about the dangers of prescription drug abuse and a statewide day of disposal of unused, unwanted, and expired medicine — will be held in 100 communities throughout New Jersey, through the coordination of the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ) and the Sheriffs’ Association of New Jersey (SANJ).
“Sacrilege…plagiarism…they did everything but pay the original writer royalties.” Thus I incredulously uttered as the plot of director Todd Phillips’s “Due Date” unspooled.
This is the time of the year when Hallmark executives are giddy with joy. Christmas and Hanukkah are in the wings waiting for Thanksgiving to make a graceful exit. This can only mean that we are entering the season of gift-giving and, yes, sending cards.
Singles • Nov. 12 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. Info: 1-732-969-2228 or 1-908-757-0515.
EDISON — First graders from The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in North Edison met Edison Township Mayor Antonia Ricigliano during a class trip to the Edison Municipal Building on Wednesday, Nov. 10.
TRENTON – Senators Teresa Ruiz (D-Essex) and Loretta Weinberg (D-Bergen), chairs of the Senate Education and the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committees, respectively, urged New Jersey’s college and university presidents to ban from their campuses alcoholic energy drinks.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY — Middlesex County has expanded its program offering skills assessment and work readiness classes to low-income, out-of-school youth ages 16 to 21.