As a small business owner, I find that people expect me to grumble about the increase in the federal minimum wage to $7.25 an hour as of July 24. But I’m not grumbling. In fact, I think it should be raised further.
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y.—Jason Zeizel of Colonia has been named to the spring semester provost’s list at Hofstra University. Zeizel is currently studying biology at Hofstra.
MADISON, Wis. – When diabetes educator Eva Marie Vivian sees overweight minority children, she sees a generational tragedy unfolding.
STATE—Vehicle miles traveled (VMT) continue to fall year-over-year in the Garden State through May, according to just-released federal government data, which show a 25 million mile decrease – or less than 1% – for the month when compared to May 2008.
CLINTON – Unity Bank, a mid-sized community institution with 16 branches, is providing a combination of critical business services and much needed loans to help area businesses thrive, while competitors struggle to survive.
WOODBRIDGE –Woodbridge Town Hall will host a one-day ‘Passport Satellite Office’ on Thursday, Aug. 6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Middlesex County Clerk’s Office, along with the Woodbridge Township Municipal Clerk’s Office, will be accepting applications for U.S. Passports in the Council Meeting Room (First Floor), Woodbridge Municipal Building, located at 1 Main Street.
CARTERET—Artwork from professional and non-professional Middlesex County artists over age 60, who participated in the county Department on Aging Senior Art Contest, are currently on display at the Carteret Senior Center, 100 Cooke Avenue, in Carteret.
CRANFORD—Teens—want to have a good laugh? Learn fun new games and techniques? Or just have a good time?
ISELIN—The American Legion T. Nulty Post #471 will sponsor their second annual blood drive on Tuesday, Aug. 18, from 2:30 – 8 p.m. at the post home, located at 25 Brown Avenue in Iselin.
BOSTON, Mass. – Two Colonia residents were named to the dean’s list at Boston University.
WESTFIELD—Union County residents can become certified tree experts and share their knowledge with children by joining the Union County Master Tree Steward training program.
CRANFORD—The Celebration Singers, a 50-member mixed chorus, will hold auditions on Aug. 18 and 25, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Cranford United Methodist at Walnut and Lincoln Avenues in Cranford. Director Sean Berg encourages interested tenors to try out.
DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del.— For the daughter of an Elizabeth couple, the painful task of identifying the remains, scanning for unexploded ordnances, performing an autopsy, and preparing each service member for burial in a casket chosen by the family for the final trip home begins.