College costs have become an enormous outlay for families, and the price tag seems to rise by larger amounts every year. According to the College Board, tuition and fees at private four-year colleges jumped 5.9 percent last year and rose 6.4 percent at public four-year colleges. Many families rely on financial aid to help them cover some or all of their higher education costs.
RAHWAY—The Blue and Gold Club at Franklin School in Rahway raised $323 for the Heavenly Hats Foundation, an organization that collects and distributes brand new hats of all kinds to those patients of all ages who lose their hair due to the treatment of cancer or other medical conditions which cause hair loss.
In recent months, the news has been full of stories about struggling auto makers and declining car sales. While that’s bad news for the economy, it can be good news for consumers looking to make an auto purchase because car dealers are anxious for your business.
ROSELAND – Financial illiteracy is a national crisis. Personal bankruptcies have surged and, according to a recent survey, 26 percent of Americans admit to not paying all their bills on time. It’s clear, Americans need more and better financial education.
RAHWAY—Forest Friends is an asset-building program designed to develop and reinforce resiliency skills in children. In this engaging program, children learn about dealing with feelings, how to communicate effectively, how to make good and healthy decisions, and the importance of truth and trust to develop healthy relationships, respect and self image.
ELIZABETH –On Oct. 13, Elizabeth Public Schools held a kickoff event at John E. Dwyer Technology Academy, celebrating the launch of the Oyster Project. Elizabeth Public Schools has become one of 25 secondary school districts in the United States to receive the 2009 Hewlett Packard (HP) Innovations in Education grant.
Gubernatorial candidate Chris Daggett’s belief that imposing a sales tax upon services can automatically facilitate the reduction of property taxes is fundamentally flawed as it incorrectly assumes that consumers will continue to spend on those services at the same rate after these sales tax increases are implemented.
After attending a Middlesex County Freeholders meeting on Oct. 15, I felt compelled to write to describe a most disheartening situation. The Sayreville Board of Education has been pursuing for the past three years an effort to relocate the voting polls out of the elementary schools.
CLARK—Senior Megan Brattole is Arthur L. Johnson High School’s Student of the Month for October.
If a promise sounds too good to be true, it usually is. And that’s the case with many offers for magazine subscriptions that you may receive over the phone or from someone selling door-to-door.
WOODBRIDGE – Mayor John E. McCormac announced that Woodbridge Township is under the spell of a “Haunted Halloween” as trick-or-treaters take to neighborhoods and special township-wide events celebrate the annual recognition of “All Hollows Eve.”
by James J. Devine
Jon Corzine has waged a campaign for re-election that does not even attempt to cloak his four years as governor in robes of success.
Instead, only reason given to re-elect the Wall Street billionaire who presided over a New Jersey that’s gotten worse than it was under McGreevey, is that you should be afraid of his opponent, Christopher Christie.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY—The Board of Chosen Freeholders authorized the use of a total of $825,000 for two recreation grants at its meeting this week.