The headlines blare “N.J towns to save $267M in pension costs thanks to new law” when they should blare: “N.J. towns get another way to avoid paying pension costs thanks to a bunch of idiots making pension policy and a bigger bunch of idiots who take them seriously”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. economy added 103,000 jobs in September, according to data released today by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. The gain included about 45,000 striking telecommunications workers who returned to their jobs.
STATE – Monday, Oct. 31, is the last day for residents affected by Hurricane Irene to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for disaster assistance.
EDISON — Students and future students who need enrollment services at Middlesex County College may take advantage of special hours on Saturday, Oct. 15. Enrollment services will be provided from 8:30 a.m. to noon. The college is located at 2600 Woodbridge Avenue in Edison.
EASAT BRUNSWICK — If you’re looking for a good scare this Halloween season, Middlesex County’s 4-H Teen Council invite you to their Haunted House every Friday and Saturday in October from 7 to 11 p.m.
ELIZABETH – Jersey Gardens, in conjunction with the Union County Division of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, will present the 12th annual Art in the Gardens, a celebration of National Arts and Humanities Month. Performances take place Oct. 7-10, on the Center Court stage at the mall.
SOUTH AMBOY-This is from 1921 material: For many years the town of South Amboy comprised of two school districts, each containing one school building, in the township of Sayreville, viz., Park School and Raritan School. One of the original buildings (in 1921) is still in use, however, very much enlarged and modified.
RAHWAY – Lafayette Lodge #27, located at 1550 Irving Street in Rahway, will sponsor a blood drive in conjunction with the Blood Center of New Jersey on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Donors will receive a complimentary $10 ShopRite gift card.
WARREN — The Saengerchor of Clark, an all male German chorus, will perform during the Oktoberfest event at Forest Lodge, 11 Reinman Road in Warren this weekend.