TRENTON – New Jersey businesses are facing a significant tax hike this summer if the federal government doesn’t help replenish the state’s unemployment fund, Gov. Chris Christie warned this week.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY—Applications are now being accepted for the Middlesex County Youth Conservation Corps, whose mission is “to protect and preserve natural areas from misuse, polluters and the forces of nature” at the 7,000 acres of Open Space owned and maintained by Middlesex County.
Blood Drive • Jan. 29 from 2:30-7:30 p.m. – Valley Road School, 150 Valley Road, Clark, will host a blood drive. For info, call 1-800-933-2566.
TRENTON—New Jersey’s jobs situation remains bleak, with the state’s unemployment rate climbing to a 33-year high of 10.1 percent in December, according to statistics released today.
BOGOTA – Every Democrat in the Trenton statehouse earned an “F” on the Americans for Prosperity Final 2008-2009 Legislative Scorecard. The scorecard is an attempt to measure who is fiscally conservative and who is not, allowing voters to contrast legislators’ rhetoric with reality.
Thrift Shop Sale • Jan. 22 & 23 from 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Best Friend Dog & Animal Adoption is holding a 50% off sale at their thrift shop, located at 1750 E. Second St., Scotch Plains. Proceeds support animal rescue efforts. Donations of new/lightly used items are accepted. For info, call 1-732-388-8930.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY—On Wednesday, Jan. 27, Middlesex County will conduct its Point in Time Count 2010 survey throughout the county’s 25 municipalities. This annual survey will assist in developing a “snapshot” of the number of homeless persons living unsheltered either outside, in transitional housing, or emergency shelters.
STATE — Gov.-elect Christopher Christie said Middlesex County Democratic Chairman Joseph Spicuzzo is unqualified for appointment to a seat on the Sports and Exposition Authority. Spicuzzo, who also has been the Middlesex County Sheriff since 1980, shrugged off a blistering…
MIDDLESEX COUNTY—Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Freeholder Mildred S. Scott announced plans to purchase electronic fingerprint-recording and verification equipment for five police departments in the county.
DUNELLEN—Jamie Maimone, a Dunellen resident who graduated from Kean in 2009 with a B.F.A. in Visual Communication/Graphic Design, won an Honorable Mention in the 39th Creativity Annual Awards, an international design competition.