TRENTON – New Jersey businesses are facing a significant tax hike this summer if the federal government doesn’t help replenish the state’s unemployment fund, Gov. Chris Christie warned this week.
EDISON—Sara Alkalili of Plainfield, a junior at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison, designed a “Help Haiti Together” logo for a t-shirt to be sold to benefit the victims of the earthquake in Haiti. The logo features two hands clasping a heart with the colors of the Haitian flag.
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y.—Jennifer Scott of Edison has been named to the fall semester Provost’s List at Hofstra University. Scott is currently studying psychology at Hofstra.
WILLIMASBURG, Va.—The following local residents were recently named to the Dean’s List at the College of William and Mary for the fall 2009 semester:
MIDDLESEX COUNTY—Applications are now being accepted for the Middlesex County Youth Conservation Corps, whose mission is “to protect and preserve natural areas from misuse, polluters and the forces of nature” at the 7,000 acres of Open Space owned and maintained by Middlesex County.
SOUTH AMBOY—Tom Reilly of South Amboy just completed his first semester at Rutgers University Piscataway/New Brunswick with a 4.0 GPA and was named to the dean’s list.
CARTERET—Verizon’s multi-phase expansion of its West Carteret data center is near complete, Mayor Dan Reiman announced last week. The $15 million project will provide an additional 47,000 square feet of data storage accommodations, and will precede an additional expansion to the west of the site.
WOODBRIDGE– Judy Krall-Russo, Historian, educator, speaker, and restaurant consultant, will present “Valentine’s Day Traditions: Flowers, Fans & Chocolate with a Touch of Champagne” at the Barron Arts Center on Thursday, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m.
Blood Drive • Jan. 29 from 2:30-7:30 p.m. – Valley Road School, 150 Valley Road, Clark, will host a blood drive. For info, call 1-800-933-2566.
EDISON—The Wardlaw-Hartridge Parents’ Association (WHPA) held its popular Scholastic Book Fair for Lower School students in Pre-Kindergarten through fifth grade on Jan. 21 and 22 in the Oakwood Room at the Edison-based co-educational, college-preparatory independent school.