WASHINGTON, D.C. – New Jersey’s senators announced $38.5 million in new federal Recovery Act funding to complete the final design for a new rail bridge over the Hackensack River between Kearny and Secaucus.
EASTON, Pa. – Several local students were among 762 named to the Lafayette College Dean’s List for the 2009 fall semester.
EDISON—Robert Smilek, chief of the Middlesex County College Police Department, is one of 10 finalists for Campus Safety Director of the Year. The award is presented by Campus Safety Magazine.
ISELIN – Indus American Bank has ranked fourth in New Jersey for Small Business Administration (SBA) loan production for the first quarter of the SBA 2010 fiscal year.
JAMESBURG – Last night, the members of the New Jersey Democratic State Committee elected Assemblyman John S. Wisniewski as chairman at their reorganization meeting at Forsgate Country Club in Jamesburg.
TRENTON – Assemblywoman L. Grace Spencer and Assemblyman Albert Coutinho plan to introduce legislation to make it a crime to enter restricted airport areas.
CARTERET—In the first local ordinance of the new year, Mayor Dan Reiman and the Carteret Borough Council have authorized the lease of a portion of the town’s municipal tax office for use by a commercial bank.
CARTERET—Girl Scouts of Central and Southern NJ Inc. has partnered with Mayor Daniel J. Reiman and the Carteret Business Partnership to offer “It’s Your Planet—Love It!” to girls in Kindergarten through third grade.
EDISON – The Edison Recreation Department will be accepting team applications for the Summer 2010 Softball Program beginning Monday, Feb. 8. All applications are due back on or before Monday, March 5.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Middlesex County Freeholder Carol Barrett, liaison to the county’s Open Space Committee, announced the winners of the Tamarack Hollow Preserve trail naming contest on Wednesday.