Daily Archives: November 10, 2011

Senator Robert Menendez: Honoring our Veterans This Veterans Day

Dear Friend,

This Veterans Day, it is time to recommit ourselves to helping every military family across the Garden State.

We need to help businesses help veterans and their spouses build careers, make sure that our schools are doing all they can to help military kids, and all of us need to do what we can to help military families in our local communities.

But truly honoring our veterans means providing jobs. It means job training, and giving every job opportunity possible to unemployed veterans.

In New Jersey we have 453,498 veterans — 12 percent of them are unemployed. That’s why I am proud to be a co-sponsor of the VOW to Hire Heroes Act that gives businesses a tax credit for hiring returning veterans, and more of a tax credit if they hire a wounded veteran.

As our troops begin coming home from Iraq, our duty to them is not just remembering their service, not just saying thank you on Veterans Day, it’s delivering on the promise of a grateful nation every day.

New Jersey’s hero-sons-and-daughters did not wait to sign up to serve this country, and they should not have to wait to get the benefits they have earned defending it. And they should not have to come home only to stand on the unemployment line after putting themselves on the line serving this nation.

That’s why the Veterans jobs bill encourages employers to hire veterans, ensures that disabled veterans who have exhausted their unemployment benefits get the training and rehabilitation they need, the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment benefits they need and job assistance tailored to today’s job market.

The bill provides a competitive grant program for nonprofits that provide mentoring and training programs for vets. It allows employers to be paid for providing on-the-job training to veterans and it would provide Work Opportunity Tax Credits for businesses that hire veterans — and more for businesses that hire disabled vets.

We made a promise to veterans, and it’s a promise we must keep.

Happy Veterans Day to all.

May God bless our troops. And may God bless America.

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Mtown News Flash 11-9-11

Touch a Truck to be held Nov 10
Middletown Township and the Middletown Public Library will present Touch a Truck: Your Community At Work on Thursday, November 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will be held in the Middletown High School North parking lot, 63 Tindall Road. This interactive event allows children to explore their favorite trucks and vehicles and learn about them from the public employees who operate them. In addition, the library will have a book mobile, crafts, books and other giveaways. The event is free and will be held rain or shine. No registration is required.

Get a Taste of Middletown November 13
Dining enthusiasts are invited to a get a Taste of Middletown on Sunday November 13th during the Township’s first food festival. Diners can purchase Taste of Middletown tickets at any one of 20 restaurants and eateries located throughout the township.

The $30 admission cost provides foodies with a wristband, map and food and/or drinks at participating restaurants. Diners can visit as many of the participating establishments as they wish between noon and 6:00 pm on November 13. Each restaurant will provide visitors with a sample of some of some their most popular fare. Tastings will include pasta dishes and pizza; Mexican and Asian specialties; chocolate and cupcakes; wine and draft beer.

Participating eateries are Maria’s Pizza, Slater’s Deli, Romeo’s Restaurant, Middletown Pizza, Carvel, Nature’s Harvest Farm Market, Jersey Mikes, Pasquale Pizza III, Vitner’s Circle, Anna’s Italian Kitchen, Toscanella Village Café, Suzi’s Sweet Shoppe, Pronto Pizza, Outback Steakhouse, Centrex Sports Club, CIBO Coal Fired Pizza, Oriental Gourmet, Luigi’s Famous Pizza, Aleo’s Pizza & Pasta, and Queso Mexican Grill. Visit http://www.tasteofmiddletown.com/ for restaurants locations and additional information.

Taste of Middletown is held in partnership with the Recreation Advisory Committee and Jersey Media Network. The event is designed to encourage the community to support local businesses and explore the many delicious dining opportunities in Middletown.
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