STATE – Before Gov. Chris Christie delivered his budget message on March 16, most school districts were preparing for a worst-case scenario involving a 15 percent cut in state funding. For most school administrators, that would represent a very welcome scenario indeed.
SOUTH AMBOY – Mayor John O’Leary will not seek a seventh term as the chief executive of South Amboy. He is the longest-serving mayor in Middlesex County and will have been in office for 24 years when his current term ends.
PITMAN – Freshman Steve Nappe (Edison) has been selected as the New Jersey Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week as announced by the conference office on Monday.
WOODBRIDGE – Up to 162 civilly committed sex offenders that are currently housed at a temporary facility in South Kearny will be moved to Woodbridge, the state Department of Corrections announced last week.
HIGHLAND PARK – The 2nd Annual Run in the Park to Honor Riki Jacobs is slated for May 23 and organizers are hoping to double the number of participants.
PERTH AMBOY – Spaces are available for rental to sell food, arts & crafts and novelties at the Puerto Rican Association for Human Development, Inc., 24th annual Roberto Clemente Festival.
PERTH AMBOY – Raritan Bay Medical Center has released a calendar of community events planned this spring.
CLARK–The Coalition for Sewer Rate Relief today publicly called on Gov. Chris Christie to investigate the Rahway Valley Sewer Authority (RVSA), citing rampant waste, mismanagement and abuse as the rationale.
ISELIN—Middlesex Water Company (NASDAQ: MSEX), a provider of water and wastewater services primarily in New Jersey and Delaware, announced Friday that it has entered into an agreement to purchase Montague Water Company, Inc. and Montague Sewer Company, Inc. in Montague, New Jersey.
PERTH AMBOY – City Council members failed to adopt an ordinance that would have switched Perth Amboy’s non-partisan municipal elections from May to November starting in 2012 at last week’s meeting.