Memorial Day this year falls on May 30, the original date it was meant to be. As it now stands, the holiday to honor our war dead is whatever date the last Monday in May is.
STATE – Memorial Day, the unofficial start of the summer vacation season for many, traces its roots back to the end of the Civil War.
Blood Drive • May 27 from 1:30-7:30 p.m. – The Clark Volunteer Emergency Squad, 875 Raritan Rd., Clark, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566.
STATE – Saturday night’s Powerball jackpot is worth $171 million, or $88.7 million if the winner opts for a lump sum cash payout.
WEST TRENTON – New Jersey State Police statistics show that 230 people have died in traffic-related accidents so far this year (Jan. 1 through May 25), which is up almost 18-percent from the 195 crash fatalities this time last year.
TRENTON– Attorney General Paula T. Dow, joined by members of the state and local police and traffic safety communities announced a variety of public awareness and enforcement efforts yesterday designed to ensure the safety of all who travel New Jersey’s roadways this summer.
NEW YORK, N.Y. – The Friday before Memorial Day is “Don’t Fry Day,” an opportunity time to remind people at the start of summer about the dangers from exposure to the sun’s harmful rays. Over-exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is the main cause of skin cancer.
PERTH AMBOY— Mayor Wilda Diaz invites the residents of Perth Amboy to honor our veterans on Memorial Day during a parade and ceremony to be held on Monday, May 30.
SOUTH AMBOY – Residents can enjoy an American Legion Baseball game on Monday at Veterans’ Field on Feltus Street in South Amboy on Monday.