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.)
With a 7-0 start going into tonight’s action against the Union Farmers, the Plainfield Cardinals are highest ranked public school basketball squad in state at number 6. The perch gives them the bullseye on their back for the remainder of the season.
PLAINFIELD – The American Red Cross has already released $200,000 and made all of its disaster and sheltering supplies in its Panama facility available to help the victims of Tuesday’s major earthquake in Haiti near Port-au-Prince. To support the Red…
ELIZABETH – A former pastor for the Salvation Army in Plainfield was arrested Tuesday, after a Grand Jury indicted the man on 14 counts of theft by deception, said Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow.
TRENTON — The state Senate rejected — by a vote of 14 to 20, with six senators not voting — a bill sponsored by Sen. Raymond Lesniak aimed at legalizing gay marriage in New Jersey.
Army Spc. Nilza Betancourt, Army Capt. Kevin Braine, Air Force 1st Lt. Purvi Desai, Army Sgt. Reno Durand, Air Force Master Sgt. Michael Newton, Army Major Felix Oduwa, Navy Seaman Apprentice Michael Pappas, Army Staff Sgt. Jose Rolon, Air Force Tech Sgt. Leo Van Miert and Air Force Lt. Col. Corey Wormack extend holiday wishes to their families in New Jersey.