Sunday, May 19, 2013
NJ results part of a national trend charted in just-released report from U.S. Census Bureau.
A new report on voting in the 2012 presidential election found that blacks in New Jersey, like those across the nation, turned out in greater percentages than any other racial or ethnic group and the youngest voters, those age 18 through 24, turned out in the smallest numbers. The report by the U.S. Census Bureau released on Wednesday said that a greater percentage of eligible blacks voted than whites for the first time since officials began publishing voting statistics in 1996. Nationally, two in three eligible blacks voted in the presidential election, which was slightly higher than the 64.1 percent of non-Hispanic whites. In New Jersey, 68.5 percent of eligible African Americans voted, compared with 63.4 percent of whites. James Harris…
These homes for sale were posted on YouTube this week.
These videos of Central Jersey homes for sale were recently uploaded to YouTube. Each listing links to the YouTube video. 198 Old Cranbury Road, East Windsor 41 Brownstone Road, East Windsor 19 Powell Ct., Hightstown 349 Stockton St., Hightstown 17 Kinglet Drive North, Cranbury 45 Haymarket Ct., Cranbury 1 Teak Lane, Lawrence 536 Drexel Ave., Lawrence 10 Foulet Drive, Princeton 10 Russell Road, Princeton For more Central Jersey homes for sale, click HERE.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
If you draw the Powerball winning numbers in Saturday’s lottery, you could score $600 million, or a $350 million one-time payout.
Powerball results were watched closely Wednesday when the jackpot was $363 million. After no one picked all six winning numbers, the new Powerball prize for the Saturday, May 18, drawing is now $600 million. The one-time cash payout is estimated at $350.1 million. Tickets are $2 and the game is played in New Jersey and 42 other states, including New York, Florida, Texas and California. Tickets will be sold up to an hour before the 11 p.m. drawing. The largest Powerball Jackpot cash payout to date was a $384 million win on Nov. 28, 2012, in Arizona and Missouri. Wonder what happens to the folks who hit it big? Browse the Huffington Post’s collection of lottery winners’ stories.
Buono endorsement and new super PAC could indicate teachers union is ready to fight.
For all the attention the teachers union and its leadership receive, the election of the NJEA's top officers is uneventful to the point of predictability. There's rarely even a challenger these days. The vice president gets elected president; the secretary treasurer is elected vice president. The one relatively new face is that of the secretary treasurer, who's starting out on the first rung of the leadership ladder. Yet for all their predictability, this year's leadership transition comes at a time where the New Jersey Education Association faces some of its biggest challenges, with the union under current president Barbara Keshishian often at loggerheads -- if not open combat -- with Gov. Chris Christie and his administration. Keshishian…
Check out these adorable animals that need a home.
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There are many animals up for adoption at Animal Friends for Education and Welfare. The descriptions above, provided by AFEW, are of the featured pets of the week. Interested in adopting a pet? Email email@example.com. or visit the AFEW website. AFEW also holds adoption days on Saturday at Corner Copia Farm Nursery from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. -- Follow East Windsor Patch on Facebook, Twitter and sign up for the daily newsletter.
The ID card is normally $10.
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During the week prior to the Memorial Day weekend, Mercer County Clerk Paula Sollami Covello reminds Mercer County residents that the Clerk’s office offers free Veteran ID cards. Normally, veterans pay a special reduced fee of $10, half the normal price for a general ID card. However, during the weeks of Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Veteran’s Day, ID cards are free. “So, now is the time of the year to pick one up,” suggests the County Clerk. ID cards that indicate a Veteran’s status have become very useful as many home improvement retailers now offer discounts to veterans during Federal holidays. Veterans can receive their photo ID card by visiting the Mercer County Clerk’s Office located in the Old Courthouse at 209 South Broad St. …
The state urges customers to consult the database before buying a car
The State Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) and Division of Consumer Affairs (DCA) are urging all customers to consult their database of flood and salvage-titled vehicles before purchasing a car. That database now provides information on 31,000 such vehicles, the State MVC announced on Wednesday. It isn't illegal to sell vehicles with flood or salvaged titles. However, there are specific requirements that ensure potential purchasers are aware of the status of such vehicles, according to the MVC. “Damage sustained by vehicles must be disclosed to prospective buyers,” Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa said. “We will hold car dealers accountable for violating our Consumer Fraud Act if they fail to make such disclosures.” The database was …
Friday, May 17, 2013
A look at what job opportunities are available in the East Windsor area.
On the job hunt and looking for work close to home? The following job listings have recently been posted for the East Windsor area: For more jobs in the area click HERE.
Alston served the police department for 30 years; he was 62.
Edwin M. Alston, 62, of Hamilton Square, passed away on Monday at home. Born in Trenton, he was a lifelong area resident. A graduate of Trenton High School, class of 1969, he retired after 30 years of service as a sergeant from the Hightstown Police Department. Edwin was a loving father and grandfather and enjoyed playing shuffleboard, fishing and was an avid singer. Son of the late Thomas C. Alston Sr. and Helen Williams, brother of the late Anna Steinberg, he is survived by five children, Robin Guarino, Rebecca McKay, Eric Alston, Jerry Alston and Erin Alston; six grandchildren, Nicole, Joshua, Isabella, Harper, Amber and Alexandria; and best friend, Mark Lidke. Relatives and friends may call on Friday from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Buklad …
Mercer County and UCEDC to help entrepreneurs test their business readiness.
It’s the American dream—having your own business, being your own boss, setting your own hours. But before you take the plunge (or before you get in too deep in a business that you just started), you need to do some serious self-reflection and homework. That’s why the Mercer County Office of Economic Development and Sustainability has teamed up with UCEDC, a statewide small business lender and training provider, to offer an intensive six-week workshop for start-up businesses (those in the idea/planning phase or in operation less than a year). The next session of Entrepreneurship 101 will run from May 20 through July 1 at the Dempster Fire Training Center in Lawrence. Participants will be guided through a real-world assessment of their …