CARTERET– The N.J. Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has awarded $565,150 towards the construction of a marina at Carteret Waterfront Park through a competitive application process, Mayor Dan Reiman announced.
WEST LONG BRANCH – Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa and Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness Director Edward Dickson convened a homeland security conference for more than 400 law enforcement, homeland security, emergency management professionals from various federal, state and local government agencies, as well as representatives from numerous private sector organizations.
As a software entrepreneur, I find it ironic to see people going online to rail against taxes and government spending. The Internet grew from government research financed by earlier generations of taxpayers. So did computers, GPS technology and many other technologies we take for granted today.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Amtrak announced record ridership on the Northeast Corridor during fiscal year 2012, increasing 4.8 percent to 11.4 million passengers. Overall, Amtrak carried more that 31.2 million passengers, the highest annual total since the rail service began operations in 1971. Amtrak’s overall ticket revenue rose 6.8 percent to $2.02 billion.
PERTH AMBOY — A mayoral debate hosted by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Perth Amboy Area Chapter, will be moderated by the Toni Zimmer at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 18 at Perth Amboy High School on Eagle Avenue.
FLEMINGTON — Rep. Leonard Lance will participate in three debates this month, with the first scheduled for tomorrow. The Republican congressman is running against Middlesex County Democrat Assemblyman Upendra Chivukula to represent New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District.