NEW BRUNSWICK – The Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders awarded a contract to construct a massive solar energy project that is expected to save $13 million in energy costs over the next 15 years at its regular meeting last night.
NEW YORK — The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Board of Commissioners approved a plan to raise tolls and fares beginning next month. The fare hikes are smaller than the Port Authority originally proposed.
CARTERET–The borough will be hosting its first Battle of the Bands on Saturday, Aug. 20 at Carteret Waterfront Park, Mayor Dan Reiman and the Carteret Business Partnership, Inc., have announced. Dubbed “A Fistful of Sound,” the event will promote and showcase regional amateur musical performers through fun and friendly competition, and present a new entertainment venue to area residents and visitors.
PERTH AMBOY —The city’s third annual Family Day celebration is this Saturday, Aug. 20, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Mayor Wilda Diaz announced. The event is free and open to all city residents.
NEWARK—As children look forward to using new lunchboxes for school, parents should be aware of the dangers of foodborne illness that can lurk in a packed lunch.
It’s about time I got to review something like Tate Taylor’s “The Help,” a vital work with a beginning, middle, end and something important to say. Inundated by the summer of FX, where every moment of almost every movie has attempted to emulate the last two minutes of a 4th of July fireworks extravaganza, I was trapped inside a pinball machine.
I live a pretty ordinary life. There are some really good times to reflect on and times when you hope it is true that “this, too, shall pass”. In the end, it’s all about making the most of each day.
TRENTON – New Jersey’s private sector employers added 3,900 jobs in July — the sixth consecutive month of private sector job gains – but it wasn’t enough to reduce the state’s 9.5 percent unemployment rate.
TRENTON – A man who served as personal driver to former Perth Amboy Mayor Joseph Vas pleaded guilty today in connection with a scheme involving Vas to rig a public housing lottery, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced.
ELIZABETH – Gov. Chris Christie and Health Commissioner Mary O’Dowd today visited Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth to highlight the impact of this hospital funding increase and the importance of reforms in the funding formulas for charity care.