WASHINGTON, D.C. – The nation’s unemployment rate fell to 8.6 percent in November as the economy added 120,000 jobs, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. However, there are still 13.3 million unemployed workers.
NEW BRUNSWICK — A New Brunswick man was charged with three counts of third degree bias intimidation arising from a series of window-smashing incidents at Jewish businesses in Highland Park, and Jewish businesses and a school in New Brunswick and a religious center at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced Thursday evening.
AREA – The Christmas season is in full swing, with many local communities planning a variety of holiday events this week.
ELIZABETH–Ewa Kowalczyk, a sophomore at Benedictine Academy in Elizabeth, was honored recently with the “Jefferson Student in Action” Award, for “taking the initiative beyond the ordinary” to help others in need.
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HIGHLAND PARK-Memories from a former resident: “It wasn’t until after 1950 that the Highland Park Fire Department used to drive a fire truck down Raritan Ave. with Santa aboard and threw candy to the kids. They also had Christmas parties at the firehouse and gave the children presents.
EDISON — The Middlesex County College Dance Ensemble will present its 11th annual fall dance concert entitled “Moving Canvas” on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2 and 3. Both performances will be held in the Performing Arts Center on the College’s Edison Campus at 7 p.m. and are free.
EDISON — Two popular noncredit programs at Middlesex County College will hold information nights in December for prospective students. Veterinary Assistant Information Night is Wednesday, Dec. 7 and Health Professions Information Night is Wednesday, Dec. 14. Both are in L’Hommedieu Hall, room 205 on the Edison Campus and run from 6:30-8 p.m.
RAHWAY — Fourth grade students at Franklin School in Rahway recently participated in a state wide poster contest, sponsored by Partnership for a Drug-Free NJ. Students drew pictures about fun things to do instead of drugs.