WASHINGTON, D.C. — The national unemployment rate fell by 0.4 percentage point to 9.4 percent in December, and nonfarm payroll employment increased by 103,000, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.
STATE – Light snow started falling in time for the morning commute, but New Jersey Transit was not reporting delays on most train and bus lines.
CARTERET–The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has awarded approved a $4.9 million grant to Carteret towards remediation efforts in the Chrome Brownfield Development Area, Mayor Dan Reiman and Councilman Jorge Diaz announced.
ELIZABETH – Public school officials hope that a new law which requires municipalities to report gang activity to the state police will help improve public safety.
ELIZABETH– Twenty first-time mothers enrolled in the Union County Nurse-Family Partnership program, a joint initiative between United Way of Greater Union County (UWGUC) and Holy Redeemer Health Care, gathered at The Cavalier Restaurant in Roselle to share in a Holiday Wishes Baby Shower.
MOUNTAINSIDE – Three new members will be inducted into the Union County Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday, Feb. 13.
RAHWAY – The Rahway Police Athletic League has opened registration for the 2011 baseball and softball season. The program is open to boys ages 5-15 and girls ages 5-16, with t-ball for the youngest children.
EDISON – The Community Campus Edison Branch YMCA is offering free one-month memberships to Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey members.
AIDS Forum • Jan. 8 from 4-6 p.m. — Morning Star Community Christian Center, 1009 Chandler Ave., Linden, will host an AIDS forum “My People Perish for Lack of Knowledge” – Women and HIV/AIDS. Info: 1-908-925-7979 Ext. 6