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—M.C.F.O.O.D.S., Middlesex County’s food distribution program serving more than 70 food pantries and soup kitchens, is seeking food donations to meet the increasing summer demand. “Right now we have reached that ‘perfect storm’ of more needy people requiring food…
Beginning Aug. 21 and running through Sept. 7, a total of 236 local and county law enforcement agencies, as well as the New Jersey State Police, will be cracking down on drivers operating their vehicles and motorcycles while intoxicated.
CARTERET—Artwork from professional and non-professional Middlesex County artists over age 60, who participated in the county Department on Aging Senior Art Contest, are currently on display at the Carteret Senior Center, 100 Cooke Avenue, in Carteret.