U.S. Unemployment Rises To 9.2%

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. unemployment rate ticked up a tenth of a percent to 9.2 percent in June, according to data released today by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. The economy added 57,000 private sector jobs, but that was offset by a drop of 39,000 government jobs for a net increase of just 18,000.

Linden Police Blotter

June 30 at 3:24 p.m. – Officers investigated an armed robbery at East Edgar Road (Routes 1&9) near South Park Avenue. A mustached man in his early 20s jumped up on the driver’s side of a delivery truck, pointed a black handgun at the driver and demanded cash.

Local Students Receive Scholarships

MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Gina Antuono of Hillside and Ranndy Gee Tache of Spotswood recently were presented with community scholarships for $1,400 each by Menlo Park Mall and Brunswick Square on behalf of Simon Youth Foundation (SYF), a national non-profit organization dedicated to providing educational and career development opportunities to youth.