A listing of upcoming community events in Union and Middlesex counties and the surrounding areas.
READY, SET, SQUIRT! – During a visit from the Clark Volunteer Fire Department, Emma DaFonseca gives it her all as she pretends to put out a fire. DaFonseca and her peers at the Clark Preschool enjoyed a presentation about fire safety during fire prevention week.
RAHWAY- Fourth grade students from Madison Elementary School in Rahway sort the clothes collected during the school’s Hurricane Relief Clothing and Coat Drive that ended on Oct. 7. The clothing will be distributed to needy families in the Rahway community. (Photo courtesy of Madison School)
The economics of class and sectional differences drive politics. The tax code is the scorecard of the winners and losers. While wages have stagnated since 1968 taxes have become oppressively higher.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Amtrak carried nearly 30.2 million passengers in Fiscal Year 2011 ending Sept. 30, marking the highest ridership total since the National Railroad Passenger Corporation started operations in 1971 and the eighth ridership record during the last nine years.
RAHWAY — Rahway High School held its 14th annual College & Career Fair on Tuesday, Oct. 11 in the school gymnasium. Nearly 100 institutions participated.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has awarded $2.8 million to the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety for drunk driving prevention, U.S. Senators Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) announced today.
NEWARK — NJ Transit customers gave the agency a slightly higher overall satisfaction rating, but rail customers were less pleased with service, according to the second quarter scorecard data released this week. The customer satisfaction survey ratings are part of the agency’s “Scorecard” initiative to provide the public with a clear measurement of how the corporation is performing.
TRENTON – Twenty-seven New Jersey nonprofit organizations will share more than $1.8 million in federal grant funds to improve their security under the 2011 Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) Nonprofit Security Grant Program, administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (OHSP).
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Nationwide, state and local public employee retirement systems had $2.5 trillion in total cash and investment holdings in 2009, a $726.1 billion or 22.7 percent decrease from $3.2 trillion in 2008, according to new statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau. This follows a $176.7 billion loss the previous year.
NEW BRUNSWICK – The Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office is continuing its investigation into the fatal shooting of city resident Barry E. Deloatch during a police chase and has called upon State Police resources for assistance, authorities said today.
CLARK — Students at Valley Road School in Clark enjoyed a pumpkin sale in the courtyard at school last Friday. PTA Chairpersons Sue Applin and Barbara Stark had a huge selection of pumpkins, gourds, haystacks, cornstalks, mums and candy apples available for the students to select from.
Along the way to reaffirming your worst fears about our current state of affairs in the U.S., George Clooney’s “The Ides of March” smartly reminds that things really haven’t changed since the days of Caesar. Heck…it goes back further than the Sumerians, maybe even before Alley Oop first wrote bad things about Barney Rubble on the cave wall.