Before Wall Street drove our economy off a cliff, bullish Citigroup strategists dubbed the United States a “plutonomy.” They said, “There are rich consumers, few in number, but disproportionate in the gigantic slice of income and consumption they take. There are the rest, the ‘non-rich,’ the multitudinous many, but only accounting for surprisingly small bites of the national pie.”
The upcoming Congressional election on Nov. 2 is going to decide the future path our nation will take. Will we chose to continue on the current path of increased spending, debt and higher taxes which has led to high unemployment, business closings and frustration?
STATE – Gov. Chris Christie cancelled a massive public works project that would have doubled commuter rail capacity between New Jersey and New York today.
TRENTON — DEP Commissioner Bob Martin yesterday announced the lifting of a statewide drought watch for most of New Jersey, with the exception of the Coastal North region that includes nearly all of Monmouth County and northern Ocean County.
ELIZABETH — Two former public officials and the principal of a local school are supporting Marvelis Perreira’s bid to unseat Fifth Ward Councilman Bill Gallman in next week’s election.
ELIZABETH — A 21-year-old woman was killed in the city this weekend, bringing the number of homicides this year to 14. There were five homicides in 2009, and 15 in 2008.
ELIZABETH — St. Patrick High School students are preparing their production of “Godspell.” The show will be presented on Friday, Nov. 5, at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, Nov. 7, at 2 p.m.
WOODBRIDGE – Mayor John E. McCormac today announced that Woodbridge Township is under the spell of a “Haunted Halloween” as trick-or-treaters take to neighborhoods and special Township-wide events to celebrate the annual recognition of “All Hollows Eve.”
HIGHLAND PARK – Highland Park will be transformed into an enchanted land of haunted tours, hay rides, music, dancing and fun for the ninth annual Autumn in the Park festival.