A listing of upcoming community events in Union and Middlesex counties and the surrounding areas.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Nationwide, state and local public employee retirement systems had $2.5 trillion in total cash and investment holdings in 2009, a $726.1 billion or 22.7 percent decrease from $3.2 trillion in 2008, according to new statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau. This follows a $176.7 billion loss the previous year.
NEW BRUNSWICK – The Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office is continuing its investigation into the fatal shooting of city resident Barry E. Deloatch during a police chase and has called upon State Police resources for assistance, authorities said today.
CLARK — Students at Valley Road School in Clark enjoyed a pumpkin sale in the courtyard at school last Friday. PTA Chairpersons Sue Applin and Barbara Stark had a huge selection of pumpkins, gourds, haystacks, cornstalks, mums and candy apples available for the students to select from.
NEPTUNE -Hurricane Irene did much more than destroy homes, businesses and public infrastructure; it also left many New Jersey residents traumatized. A federal grant is being provided to the New Jersey Department of Human Services for disaster crisis counseling, making it available to affected residents registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
NEWARK – Attorney General Paula T. Dow and the State Division of Consumer Affairs have filed suit against an allegedly fraudulent charity that claimed to help children battling cancer, but is accused of abusing its tax-exempt status to buy millions of dollars’ worth of luxury cars without paying sales tax, and then exporting the cars while not paying one dime to help cancer patients.
If you’re enrolled in Medicare, mark these dates on your calendar: October 15, 2011 – December 7, 2011. That’s Medicare’s 2012 Open Enrollment period – and you should note that it occurs a month earlier this year than in the past. Aside from exceptions made for a few special circumstances, this is the only period when current enrollees can make coverage changes for the coming calendar year.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY – October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Women Aware of Middlesex County is encouraging residents and municipalities to take part in its new awareness program, Shine the Light on Domestic Violence.
Technology, having outstripped our ability as humans to control it, has become our Frankenstein’s monster. Delighted with technology’s conveniences, its ability to make our lives easier by performing an endless array of tasks faster and more efficiently, we have given it free rein in our lives, with little thought to the legal or moral ramifications of allowing surveillance technology, especially, to uncover nearly every intimate detail of our lives.
NEPTUNE — Many New Jersey survivors of Hurricane Irene have serious disaster-related needs. Groups known as Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters are stepping in to meet these needs and members of these groups expect to be assisting long after the emergency phase has passed.