The creation of the Federal Reserve in 1913 was followed by the Great Depression, the worst economic disaster since the country was founded in 1776.
SCOTCH PLAINS – New Jersey Blood Services’ (NJBS) new donor center at 2279 South Avenue in Scotch Plains will host a new exhibit of the works of three local photographers entitled “Traveling Women”.
SOMERVILLE – The final Raritan Valley Rail Coalition meeting of the year will be held Monday, Dec. 14, at 8:30 a.m. in the third-floor Freeholders Meeting Room in the Somerset County Administration Building, located at 20 Grove Street in Somerville.
LINDEN—Linden School No. 9 students disguised potatoes and wrote personal narratives about a day in their lives. It was one of the culminating activities to the writer’s workshop unit of a study on personal narratives.
EDISON – Middlesex County’s popular Roosevelt Park Family Ice Skating Rink opened for its seventh season on Wednesday, Nov. 25, just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
STATE—Do you need to buckle up in the back seat? According to results from the most recent PublicMind poll, half of New Jersey voters (51%) think that state law already requires all vehicle passengers, including those in the back seat, to wear seat belts.
Starting or maintaining a fitness plan can be a challenge during the winter months. Harsh weather conditions and fewer hours of sunlight can cause a person’s dedication to drop faster than the temperatures. But please don’t pack away your sneakers until the spring!
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – The Northfield Bank Foundation has awarded a total of $95,000 in grants to non-profit organizations in New Jersey during 2009.
RAHWAY – Roosevelt School in Rahway uses a software program called Accelerated Reader to build a lifelong love of reading in every student. Students read books on their current reading levels and complete the reading practice quiz.
Most people carry some debt, whether it’s a credit card balance or the money they owe on a car loan or home mortgage. Debt is not necessarily a bad thing, but it can become a problem if you allow it to get out of control.
As fall turns to winter and temperatures plunge, we remember how expensive it is to heat our homes. But you may not know that the New Jersey Office of Clean Energy (NJOCE) can help homeowners increase the energy efficiency of their homes. An energy efficient home is less expensive home to heat.
RAHWAY—The Blue and Gold Club at Franklin Elementary School in Rahway recently held their annual school-wide food drive. The students and their families brought in and donated over 900 food items to help families in need.
EDISON—The Upsilon Gamma Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges, recently inducted 78 new members at Middlesex County College.