In the past few recessionary years, most of us have gotten used to closely watching our expenses for everything from child rearing to college to retirement funding. Another important area where comparison shopping makes sense is funerals. Yes, funerals.
UNION — On Wednesday, Aug. 18, at 7 p.m., the Union Public Library will host a presentation explaining the basics of estate planning and the creation of wills and living wills.
ELIZABETH – From Sept. 7 to 24, Union County College will be offering a free job training course in the restaurant industry to residents of the city of Elizabeth. All Elizabeth residents over the age of 18 are eligible to participate in this program.
Dear EarthTalk: Is the dairy industry really trying to stop soy milk makers from calling their products “milk?” They must feel very threatened by the preponderance of soy milks now available in supermarkets. — Gina Storzen, Weymouth, MA
SOUTH AMBOY – The city’s recreation department invites talented residents to showcase their skills at Broadway Idol night on Thursday, Sept. 9.
UNION — Team Jersey Boyz an elite club baseball team, based out of Union is testing their abilities to compete among the nation’s best.
UNION COUNTY–By the end of 2010, it is estimated that in Union County alone, fifty-three people are diagnosed each week with cancer, totaling 2756 individuals annually, right here in our own community.
CLARK – The Union County Summer Arts Festival concert series continues on Wednesday, Aug. 18, with a performance by The Nerds, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at Oak Ridge Park in Clark.
LAKEWOOD – Bobby Bundy threw the Shorebirds first complete game of the season, as Delmarva beat Lakewood 4-2 Monday night in the last of a five-game series.
NEW BRUNSWICK– Looking to gain further understanding about the impact of cancer on patients and families, The Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ) is expanding its Quality and Outcomes in Cancer Care (QOCC) Research Program by welcoming nationally-recognized population science researcher Sharon Manne, PhD.
America is in dire straits. Unemployment stands at 9.5% (and a staggering 34.5% for young black men), with more than 15 million Americans out of work, and 6.3 million of them having been unemployed for six months or longer.
On several occasions I have attempted to watch, and hear, the Rahway city council meeting on TV. It seems that even with the volume at its highest I am unable to hear what is going on.
TRENTON – The Galloway Township man who allegedly threw his infant daughter from the Driscoll Bridge on the Garden State Parkway in February was indicted today by a state grand jury on charges of murder, kidnapping, attempted murder and other crimes, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced.