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.
WESTFIELD—CONTACT We Care, Inc., a 24-hour caring and crisis hotline, will begin a comprehensive 36-hour volunteer training class on Wednesday, Feb. 17, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 170 Elm Street in Westfield. The class will meet weekly until mid-May.
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.
UNION COUNTY – The Union County Senior Softball League seeks players for its competitive slow pitch softball season in both the 50+ Division (birth year of 1960 or earlier) and the 60+ Division (birth year of 1950 or earlier.)
BERKELEY HEIGHTS—Attention caregivers, do you feel tired? Are you overwhelmed and stressed? Caring for a loved one can bring on those feelings. You are not alone.
ELIZABETH—To help students at the nation’s largest high school, the 5,000-student Elizabeth High School, get their diplomas, Elizabethtown Gas of Berkeley Heights created a mentoring and internship program there five years ago.
BERKELEY HEIGHTS—They may be Union County employees by day, but with a little bit of Halloween spirit last weekend they became the late wives of David Felt who lived in the Deserted Village in Union County’s Watchung Reservation.
BERKELEY HEIGHTS – United Way of Greater Union County hosted their Celebration annual event by ‘Painting the Town Red’ at the Atrium at Connell Corporate Park in Berkeley Heights on Saturday, Oct. 3.
BERKELEY HEIGHTS – The Patriot’s Path Council, Boy Scouts of America recently honored local citizens at the Berkeley Heights Good Scout Award Dinner.