WASHINGTON, D.C. – After the Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed a bill that would shift $1 billion in federal money for high speed rail to fund Midwest flood relief, New Jersey’s senators called upon the Department of Transportation to thwart the move.
TRENTON – The controversial public worker pension reforms Gov. Chris Christie signed into law last month will allow local governments to save $43 million in Fiscal Year 2012, according to projections released by the governor’s office today.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY – The Middlesex County Prosecutor is offering $135,000 in grants to the county’s local police departments for the development of programs aimed at enhancing public awareness while combating a variety of crimes, including bias intimidation, bullying and vandalism.
PERTH AMBOY— Mayor Wilda Diaz and the Office of Recreation invite city resident to the reopening of the Perth Amboy Center for the Arts on Saturday, July 16, from noon- 4 p.m.
I’m one of those people who believe that things happen for a reason. I don’t always know why at the time, but at some point, I will make connections between events or circumstances and then have my ‘a ha!’ moment. And so it was the day I inherited Sparky the dog, a five-year-old creamy mix of spaniel and poodle, with the world’s most expressive eyes.
Singles • July 16 at 8 p.m. – Steppin’ Out Singles will hold an upscale singles dance party at the Woodbridge Hilton Grand Ballroom, 20 Wood Avenue South, Iselin. Ages 40+; no jeans/t-shirts/sneakers/shorts. $17 admission. Info: 1-732-656-1801
ELIZABETH – Authorities have identified a woman who was found dead near railroad tracks in Elizabeth on Tuesday morning.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie’s administration has issued this year’s version of the “Best Practices” checklist to promote government efficiency and accountability. Each of the state’s 566 municipalities must complete the checklist and meet an established percentage of the checklist items in order to receive all or part of their final state aid payment.
TRENTON – Parents could go to prison if they fail to report their child’s death or disappearance under legislation proposed by New Jersey lawmakers this week.
NEWARK — The Fiscal Year 2012 operating budget approved by the NJ Transit Board of Directors yesterday maintains stable fares, while the capital program supports fleet modernization efforts and infrastructure improvements.