PERTH AMBOY – Wells Fargo announced today that it will provide a $50,000 grant to the Jewish Renaissance Foundation (JRF) of Perth Amboy through its Leading the Way Home Program Priority Markets Initiative which is designed to help stabilize and revitalize neighborhoods.
TRENTON – Leading Democrats made marriage equality the first order of business of the new legislative session this week, introducing a bill to fully recognize same-sex unions as “marriage” under state law.
STATE – National rail carrier Amtrak announced plans for its major projects in 2012, which include preliminary work to speed trains between Trenton and New Brunswick and ease congestion arriving at New York Penn Station.
Director Brad Bird’s “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol,” starring Tom Cruise as agent Ethan Hunt, reminds of that rather interesting guest who overstays his welcome. While amiable and engaging through dinner, after dessert his stories become repetitive. Unfortunately, the only way to edit the fellow would be to kick him out of your house.
A new industrial plant producing a key nuclear weapons ingredient, enriched uranium, opened in China last year, near the Sichuan city of Hanzhong. Other such plants opened last year in France and Japan.
About 25 years after the Environmental Protection Agency began collecting and sharing more information about toxic chemical releases in the hopes that awareness would spur reductions, the agency now hopes to do the same for greenhouse gases.
The Internal Revenue Service receives thousands of reports each year from taxpayers who receive suspicious emails, phone calls, faxes or notices claiming to be from the IRS. Many of these scams fraudulently use the IRS name or logo as a lure to make the communication appear more authentic and enticing.
NEW BRUNSWICK — A New Brunswick man was charged today with robbing and fatally shooting a 26-year-old man, who was found dead in a city park, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Director Anthony A. Caputo of the New Brunswick Police Department announced.
LINDEN — As a result of an investigation into gun trafficking activities in the Union County area, the New Jersey State Police Weapons Trafficking Unit executed two search warrants which led to the arrest of four men on various weapon and drug charges.
TRENTON – New Jersey is nearing a major milestone in its continuing multi-prong effort to reduce harmful emissions from diesel engines, virtually completing the retrofit of nearly 800 NJ Transit older style diesel-engine buses with technology that will control harmful diesel exhausts, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin and NJ Transit Executive Director James Weinstein announced today.