UNION COUNTY – County Manager George Devanney will retire effective Aug. 1. He was appointed to the position in 2002, following a four-year tenure as deputy county manager. Devanney, nephew of state Sen. Ray Lesniak, has been a public servant for 27 years.
RAHWAY — Nicole Atkins and the Black Sea is one of the hottest artists on the music scene today. Their US summer tour will stop by Rahway on Thursday, July 21, in one of only two scheduled New Jersey appearances as part of the Mayor’s Summer Concert Series.
WEST TRENTON—Temperatures and heat indexes are estimated to build into the upper 90s, and possibly even reach 100 degrees or higher by Friday and into the weekend, according to the National Weather Service. The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management is monitoring the excessive heat and warns that older adults and people with disabilities are especially at risk.
TRENTON — The Department of Environmental Protection reminds state residents that harvesting blue claw crabs from the waters of the Lower Passaic River and Newark Bay is prohibited, as scientists have found that crabs from those waters continue to show harmful levels of cancer-causing dioxin and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), as well as other contaminants, including mercury.
CARTERET – On Tuesday, Aug. 2, neighborhoods throughout Carteret are being invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the 28th annual National Night Out crime and drug prevention event.
If you’ve ever fallen far behind on paying your bills, you know what it’s like to dread whenever the phone rings: What if it’s another bill collector? Ignoring the call – like ignoring a toothache – is never a good idea. Sooner or later, you’re going to have to deal with the situation.
Dear EarthTalk: Why don’t we reprocess and re-use our nuclear waste like France does? Would it be possible for us to start doing so? — Albert Jukowsky, Silver Spring, MD
CLARK – Participants in Clark Recreation’s new sports broadcasting camp finished their week of activities on Friday with a trip to a Somerset Patriots baseball game in Bridgewater.
TRENTON – After slashing $139 million in aid for New Jersey cities from the state’s Fiscal Year 2012 budget, Gov. Chris Christie signaled a willingness to restore the funding today. However, the money will come with a catch – the state Department of Community Affairs would oversee the aid program.
ELIZABETH — The suspect in the shooting death of a Staten Island woman found near railroad tracks in Elizabeth last week surrendered to police Saturday morning, announced Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow.