ISELIN – State Sen. Ray Lesniak told a New Jersey Business and Industry Association forum in Iselin Tuesday that he plans to introduce a bill to raise the state’s gas tax “incrementally” to help pay for transportation projects.
TRENTON – The former chief financial officer for the Middlesex County Economic Opportunities Corporation, a charitable nonprofit agency funded with state and federal grants, pleaded guilty Monday to stealing $51,000 from the agency, Attorney General Anne Milgram announced.
NEW BRUNSWICK – New Jersey Blood Services, a division of the New York Blood Center is calling upon the community to give blood this month. O and B negative red cell inventories have decreased sharply over the Thanksgiving weekend to 3.0 days and 2.0 days supply respectively.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY — M.C.F.O.O.D.S., Middlesex County’s food bank, recently sent out a plea asking local organizations to step up their efforts to help supply the M.C.F.O.O.D.S. warehouse with food supplies due to the ever-increasing demand for food from local soup kitchens and food pantries.
EDISON – Middlesex County’s popular Roosevelt Park Family Ice Skating Rink opened for its seventh season on Wednesday, Nov. 25, just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – The Northfield Bank Foundation has awarded a total of $95,000 in grants to non-profit organizations in New Jersey during 2009.
EDISON—The Upsilon Gamma Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges, recently inducted 78 new members at Middlesex County College.
PLAINFIELD – The Tri-County Red Cross is holding the first ever “Red Cross Resolutions Gym-A-Thon” from Jan. 16-24, 2010 at fitness centers, living rooms and trails throughout Union, Middlesex and Somerset counties.
WOODBRIDGE—Raritan Bay Medical Center recently began construction on a new outpatient medical pavilion located off of Route 1 and Green Street in Iselin. The 10,000 sq. ft. facility, formerly the home of Domain Furniture, will provide Woodbridge area residents with urgent, non-emergency medical care as well as obstetrics and gynecology and physical therapy and rehabilitation services.
PERTH AMBOY – Now through Dec. 18, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Perth Amboy is collecting winter coats, hats and gloves in conjunction with the Perth Amboy Salvation Army.