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Blood Drive • July 10 from 12:30-6:30 p.m. and July 11 from 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Jersey Gardens Outlet Mall, 651 Kapkowski Road, Elizabeth, will host a blood drive. For info, call 1-800-933-2566.

Donate Blood, Honor 8-Year-Old Leukemia Victim

COLONIA — New Jersey Blood Services, which is a division of the New York Blood Center, encourages all eligible persons to honor eight year old leukemia victim Bethany Ciccarelli of Woodbridge. Each donor who gives blood today between 2 and 8 p.m. at the Colonia Fire Department, will receive two free Mets tickets.

Lawmaker Criticizes Christie’s Plan To Refinance Transportation Trust Fund Debt

TRENTON – Democrat John S. Wisniewski, chairman of the Assembly Transportation, Public Works and Independent Authorities Committee, criticized Republican Gov. Chris Christie’s plan to keep the state’s Transportation Trust Fund solvent for another year by refinancing its debt.