How To Get A Better Financial Aid Package

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.

Heavenly Hats

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.

Getting A Better Price On A New Car

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.

Forest Friends Visit Franklin

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 Public Schools Teams With Hewlett Packard

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.

Daggett’s Sales Tax Plan Is Flawed

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.