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.
NEW BRUNSWICK—New Brunswick’s State Theatre is proud to present the 4th annual Hub City Carnivale, a four-week winter festival of the imagination at play, January 30 – February 28, 2010, with performances, workshops, social events, and more, for families and kids ages 1 to 100.
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.
NEW BRUNSWICK—Investigators are hoping to question an unidentified man who may be able to provide information on the fatal stabbing of a 60-year-old city resident last November.
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.
CLARK—Six seniors at Mother Seton Regional High School have been designated as Edward J. Bloustein Distinguished Scholars for the 2010-11 collegiate academic year, Sister Regina Martin, principal announced.
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.