To add insult to injury to working America, in came the earnings reports from Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase. At these mega banks, balance sheets are healthy, profits are up and bonuses for top executives are bigger than ever.
WOODBRIDGE—Your husband returns with bite marks on his arm following a confrontation with the angry raccoon hiding in your garage. Or your teenage daughter, the star center on the school basketball team, sprains her ankle playing HORSE in the driveway. What’s your gut reaction? If you’re like many people, you’ll rush them to the emergency room.
ELIZABETH—Earlier this week, a former Linden resident was arrested and charged with 13 separate counts after an investigation revealed that he used another man’s identity to secure $270,000 in loans, said Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow.
ELIZABETH—The Benedictine Academy community pulled together to offer hope and strength to eight students and a teacher who were directly affected by the earthquake in Haiti.
In first-time director Scott Cooper’s “Crazy Heart,” a tuneful, down-home lament about an aging country western singer on the skids, Jeff Bridges etches his latest Oscar-worthy depiction.
CHICAGO, Ill. – A Wisconsin inmate serving a life sentence for murder will not be able to play the fantasy role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons in prison.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Feb. 12, youth around the world will celebrate the seventh annual Day of Purity, a call for youth of all ages to remain sexually pure until marriage.
CARTERET—Carteret will host free H1N1 (swine) flu vaccinations for county residents in February.
EDISON—St. Helena School, located at 930 Grove Avenue, Edison, will hold an open house on Sunday, Jan. 31, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
EAST BRUNSWICK—The Women’s Center at Jewish Family and Vocational Service of Middlesex County will hold a free workshop to assist women who are separated, divorced, widowed or their spouse is disabled.
Here are more memories of the area from William Frolich: “During the one hundred and fifty years of existence, Union County has had many changes in the area within its borders. Some have been regrettable, while others have been quite an improvement to the lives of its inhabitants.
MILLBURN—Paper Mill Playhouse will conduct an open call audition for their mainstage production of “Peter Pan.” Paper Mill Playhouse will consider actors to play the Darling children and the Lost Boys.
STATE—Local school districts are offering informational packets for citizens interested in petitioning for one of the three seats on the Board of Education that will be elected in the annual school election scheduled for Tuesday, April 20.