Barack Obama came into the office of the presidency proclaiming hope and change and a personal adherence to the teachings of Jesus Christ, who preached a message of peace, love and nonviolence. Yet any hope that Obama’s professed religious beliefs might lead him to put an end to the endless wars was short-lived.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. economy added 71,000 private sector jobs in July, according to U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis. That wasn’t enough to reduce the unemployment rate, which remained at 9.5 percent as overall employment declined by 131,000.
STATE — New Jersey voters are of two minds in reacting to a series of proposals by the governor’s special commission on gaming, sports and entertainment.
TRENTON—Earlier this week, NJ DEP Commissioner Bob Martin announced the creation of a special panel to recommend ways to overhaul the State’s process of leasing property to private companies that run pipelines, cables, electric lines and towers across many thousands of acres of state-owned land and water.
CLARK – Train, whose smash hit single, “Hey, Soul Sister,” has been the soundtrack of the summer of 2010, has been confirmed to headline the 13th annual Union County MusicFest’s Saturday lineup on Sept. 11.
METUCHEN – The Forum Arts Theatre Center, 314 Main Street, Metuchen will show the film, “I Am Love” this weekend.
SAYREVILLE–Flyleaf is set to hit the road again this fall on the second leg of the band’s UNITE & FIGHT headline tour, with a performance at Sayreville’s Starland Ballroom scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 14.
So your favorite band is coming to town. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. At 9:59, you are logged onto Ticketmaster, LiveNation, or whatever on-line service is acting as the exclusive ticket agent.
Afternoon Gaming • Aug. 6 at 2 p.m. – Teens are invited to the Clark Public Library from an afternoon of Nintendo Wii or traditional board games. For info, call 1-732-388-5999.
MORRISTOWN–American Flyers Flight School at the Morristown Airport will be hosting an open house and cookout on Saturday, Aug. 7.
CAPE MAY — The Cape May Lighthouse, an aid to navigation since 1859 and one of the oldest continually operating lighthouses in the United States, will be hosting a celebration in honor of National Lighthouse Day on Saturday, Aug. 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
JEFFERSON – Jefferson Township Fire Company #2 (JTFD #2) will host its first annual Inferno Run / Walk on Saturday, August 21. The day will include the course-certified 5K race, along with a kids Half-Mile Fire Dash, a Tot Trot for children five years and younger, giveaways, an awards ceremony, post-race refreshments, and DJ entertainment.
HIGHLAND PARK– Tete’s, a Peruvian cafe, is the newest addition to the restaurant offerings in Highland Park. The restaurant will have its grand opening this evening by offering a buffet from 5-9 p.m. for $14.95 per person.