ELIZABETH – An Elizabeth High School student is one of 27 winners of scholarships presented by Spencer Savings Bank, headquarted in Elmwood Park.
Now is not the time for recriminations against Tea Party-backed members of Congress who voted in the end for the debt deal. This is not the time to start fighting amongst ourselves. Nothing could make the Left happier than to see a splintering of the Tea Party movement.
UTICA, N.Y. – Voters give low marks to Congress, President Barack Obama and the federal debt limit agreement they reached this week, according to a new IBOPE Zogby interactive poll.
TRENTON – Lottery players could win big this weekend. Tonight’s Mega Millions jackpot is worth $99 million and Saturday’s Powerball top prize is up to $180 million.
TRENTON– A Washington man was sentenced to 8 years in prison yesterday for robbing five banks – including one in Scotch Plains – between Jan. 29 and March 10, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
RAHWAY – Four-time Grammy Award-winning R&B group Boyz II Men will hold a one-night concert at the Union County Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 8 p.m. Tickets, ranging from $45-$105, are on sale now.
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.