Construction Begins On Carteret Waterfront Pier Extension

CARTERET — Construction has begun on the extension to the Veterans Memorial Fishing Pier at Carteret Waterfront Park, Mayor Dan Reiman and Councilman Vinny Bellino have announced. The borough has awarded a $2.589 million contract for construction of the pier extension to Atlantic Subsea, Inc.

NJ Transit To Offer Extra Holiday Service

NEWARK — NJ Transit will offer extra service for the upcoming holidays to give customers more travel options, whether going to the mall for last-minute shopping, leaving work early for the Christmas and New Year’s weekends, or attending New Year’s Eve festivities.

Linden Receives Transit Village Designation

LINDEN – The City of Linden has been designated as a Transit Village by the state government. The Transit Village Initiative promotes Smart Growth by encouraging development in areas where infrastructure and public transit already exist. Linden is the 23rd municipality to receive the designation.


Dear EarthTalk: What’s up with dishwasher detergents of late? They’re clearly not working as well. I hope whatever was done is helping the environment because it’s not helping my dishes.
— Sally P., Everett, WA

Fire-Damaged Harbortown Building To Be Demolished

PERTH AMBOY— Mayor Wilda Diaz and the city’s Human Services Department are working closely with the community and organizations to help those affected by Sunday evening’s fire in Harbortown, a private housing complex in Perth Amboy that destroyed the homes of nearly 100 people. There were no fatalities and no serious injuries.

Obama Signs Repeal Of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Barack Obama signed legislation repealing the controversial Clinton-era “don’t ask, don’t tell” law that allowed homosexuals to serve in the U.S. military as long as they kept their sexuality a secret.

Christie Signs Arbitration Reform Bill

TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie signed comprehensive arbitration reform legislation Tuesday, part of an effort to rein in the state’s high property taxes. The measure is the result of a bipartisan agreement reached on Dec. 9 with legislative leadership.

Litigation Settlement Clears Way For Revitalization Of Carteret Waterfront

CARTERET — Mayor Dan Reiman announced a settlement this week that resolves the borough’s environmental claims against E.I du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont), and clears the way for revitalization of Carteret’s Arthur Kill waterfront.

Party With A Purpose

EDISON — The annual holiday party at Middlesex County College included a food drive that garnered hundreds of pounds of canned goods and non-perishable items, which were donated to Elijah’s Promise Soup Kitchen in New Brunswick.