TRENTON – The New Jersey State AFL-CIO announced their endorsements for November’s state Legislature elections. The one-million-member-strong labor union failed to back state Senate President Steve Sweeney, who supported the public worker pension and health benefit changes signed into law earlier this summer.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Private sector employers added 154,000 jobs in July, according to data released this morning by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. Overall, the economy gained 117,000 jobs last month – private sector gains where offset by a loss of 37,000 government jobs, many due to the partial shutdown of the Minnesota state government.
STATE – While Republicans continue to claim that higher taxes will cause high-income residents to move to escape them, a new report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities suggests that such tax flight is a myth.
CARTERET — The Robert Wood Johnson Fitness and Wellness Center at Carteret is just a few months from completion, Mayor Dan Reiman and Councilwoman Susan Naples have announced.
CLARK – Clark Recreation’s summer day camp program is entertaining approximately 500 children daily.
NEW BRUNSWICK — The Superior Court of New Jersey, Middlesex Vicinage, seeks youth volunteers between the ages of 14 and 17 from Highland Park, Monroe, New Brunswick, North Brunswick and South Plainfield in Middlesex County to serve on the Juvenile Conference Committees (JCC) in their communities.
SCOTCH PLAINS – As part of the celebration of Union Catholic High School’s 50th anniversary, the school will host a 5K run event to raise money for its athletic program.
WHIPPANY – From devoted automobile enthusiasts to casual onlookers and families, there will be something for everyone at the 10th annual Two Kids Foundation Charity Car Show, which once again will draw hundreds of classic and custom cars to Morris County to raise money for families of pediatric cancer patients, on Sunday, Aug. 7.
STATE – The Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America is trying to set a record with one million games bowled on Saturday, Aug. 6. Last year, there were 923,948 games bowled on the association’s World Record Day.