STATE – According to Philanthropedia, which surveys experts on their views of charities’ impact and organizational strengths, Big Brothers Big Sisters is not just making a difference, but has been ranked the best of the best on a list of most recommended, high-impact national nonprofits serving at-risk youth.
The spreading Occupy Wall Street movement, despite a vague worldview and agenda, properly senses that something is dreadfully wrong in America.
PERTH AMBOY – Tonight’s scheduled fire prevention open house event at Perth Amboy Fire Headquarters on New Brunswick Avenue has been postponed until further notice.
SOUTH BRUNSWICK — Hindus have applauded South Brunswick’s school district for declaring Diwali as a school holiday, calling it “a step in the right direction.” According to 2011-2012 school calendar, district schools will stay closed on Oct. 26 for Diwali/Deepavali.
NEW BRUNSWICK—State Theatre will present “‘S Wonderful – The New Gershwin Musical” on Sunday, Oct. 30 at 3 p.m. “‘S Wonderful” is an all singing, all dancing, musical revue that celebrates the genius of George and Ira Gershwin. Tickets range from $25-45.
STATE — The Internal Revenue Service is currently seeking volunteers to support partners that provide free tax help to individuals during the tax filing season.
NEW YORK — This morning, Six Flags Great Adventure zombies got frightful with Vinny Guadagnino from MTV’s Jersey Shore in NYC. The zombies were celebrating the 20th anniversary of the park’s Fright Fest Halloween event, which runs weekends through Oct. 30.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for more than 60 million Americans will increase 3.6 percent in 2012, the Social Security Administration announced today.
CLARK — On Friday, Oct. 14, fifth graders from both Frank K. Hehnly and Valley Road Schools in Clark visited CNBC studios in Englewood Cliffs. The students are part of the Gifted and Talented Program who are currently in the process of developing a broadcast news segment on anti-bullying.