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.
RAHWAY – A TD Bank branch on St. Georges Avenue in Rahway was robbed last Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 13, at approximately 4:50 p.m., according to police. No one was injured during the robbery.
ELIZABETH—On Jan. 21, at the Elizabeth Board of Education meeting, Superintendent of Schools Pablo Muñoz will present a resolution to the Elizabeth Board of Education members in recognition of the nationally observed School Board Recognition Month.
ELIZABETH—The Consulate General of Portugal, Maria Amelia Paiva, will pay a special visit to Monsignor João S. Antão School No. 31 in Elizabeth, on Thursday.
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.
RAHWAY—LaFayette Lodge #27 F&AM of Rahway held their annual charity night Jan. 8. The lodge continued their tradition of giving monetary donations to several local groups.
ROSELLE PARK—Has the bitter cold weather depressed you? Are you tired of shivering in spite of your layers of clothing? The Roselle Park Casano Community Center has a cure for those winter blahs!
CLARK—PSE&G is installing energy efficient streetlights in New Jersey municipalities, including Clark. The new fixtures are brighter, last four times longer, and cost less to operate than older, existing models. The upgrades will provide an environmentally friendly source of light in addition to helping lower municipal lighting bills.
LINDEN—Soehl Middle School in Linden recently announced its Students of the Month.