STATE — Gas prices continued their upward tick for the second straight week, following 11 consecutive weeks of declines, inching up 6 cents nationally since the beginning of July. The national average price for regular grade gasoline was $3.39 Friday, up 3 cents for the week, yet down 15 cents from month-ago and down 26 cents from year ago prices. However, prices remain 72 cents lower than the record high of $4.11 set four years ago this week.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following news that the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) outsourced production of opening ceremony uniforms for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team, U.S. Senators Robert Menendez and Frank R. Lautenberg announced they will introduce the “Team USA Made In America Act of 2012” next week.
PERTH AMBOY — Councilman Fernando Gonzalez will be honored for his distinguished record of 36 years of service to the community with a testimonial dinner on July 27 at the ZPA Hall on Grace Street.
WOODBRIDGE – The township is still collecting donations to help the victims of Tuesday’s fire at the Colonia Garden apartment complex. Mayor John E. McCormac said that the outpouring of donations and community support “has been nothing short of incredible.”
TRENTON – A nurse who formerly worked at the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women in Clinton, was sentenced today for stealing thousands of prescription and non-prescription pills from the facility.