Agencies, Survivors Mark October As Domestic Violence Awareness Month

NEW BRUNSWICK — The New Jersey Coalition for Battered Women along with its member agencies, advocates and survivors in the fight to end domestic violence will come together at Rutgers University, Brower Commons, on Oct. 13 in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The event will feature “Baring Our Soles,” a special display using shoes to tell stories of suffering and survival.

AAA Car Care Month Advice: Top Ten Auto Repair Rip-Offs to Avoid

HAMILTON – Thousands of consumers each year complain about car repair rip-offs. And in these tough financial times, it’s more important than ever for motorists to protect their cars and their wallets. AAA Mid-Atlantic is observing National Car Care Month in October by warning motorists about the top ten car repair rip-offs and advising car owners where to find trustworthy automotive services.

Voice of the People: Let Unity Heal America

Political commentator James J. Devine calls for unity as we pursue solutions to America’s problems: “At its heart, the frustration among voters in this deeply divided nation is essentially rooted in one thing: There has been a class war waged against the working middle class for nearly thirty years and its effect is finally being felt.”

Community Access Unlimited Walk-A-Thon Raises Nearly $37,000

ELIZABETH– For the second consecutive year members, staff, family and friends of Community Access Unlimited (CAU) ignored the dark clouds of both rain and a stubborn economy and proved that the desire to help others is greater than both, raising nearly $37,000 at the 2011 Ira Geller Memorial Walk-A-Thon. The support exceeded last year’s total of $30,000 and the 2009 amount of $20,000.

NJCU’S Filippone Named NJAC Rookie Of The Week

PITMAN — Freshman midfielder Amanda Filippone (Kenilworth/David Brearley) has been selected as the New Jersey Athletic Conference Women’s Soccer Rookie of the Week for week six of the 2011 season after scoring two goals and adding two assists in a 2-1 week of non-conference action for the New Jersey City University women’s soccer team as the Gothic Knights improved to 11-3 overall.