ELIZABETH—Building on an initiative announced earlier this year to encourage shippers to use the Port Authority’s ExpressRail system, the agency’s Board of Commissioners today approved a new incentive program to encourage shippers to transport their cargo via new rail routes.
TRENTON—Teens and tweens from 28 New Jersey libraries will have the chance to win a trip to WWE®’s SummerSlam in Los Angeles this summer by taking part in the SummerSlam Reading Jam.
CAMDEN—New Jersey’s second newest prison, Riverfront State Prison, in Camden, has been shut down.
The last remaining inmates housed at Riverfront State Prison, a medium-security facility on the Delaware River in the shadow of the Ben Franklin Bridge, were moved from the site in June.
STATE—Corrections officials had announced the closing of New Jersey’s second newest prison in January and began transferring prisoners to other facilities throughout the state.
CRANFORD – A traditional 4th of July celebration is on tap for Cranford this year, complete with a fireworks display. As in past years, Cranford’s 4th of July celebration will be held in Nomahegan Park, part of the Union County parks system.
EDISON – The Edison Recreation Department will organize the 16th annual adult co-ed softball league this fall.
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PRINCETON—On June 9, 14-year-old Kayla Bashe received a program award from the Displaced Homemakers Network of New Jersey at the organization’s 21st Annual Awards Reception held at the official home of the Governor of New Jersey in Princeton.
ELIZABETH—Fifty-two men and women from Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Somerset and Union counties in New Jersey, and Staten Island and Flushing, New York, are among the May 2009 graduates of the Trinitas School of Nursing.
NEWARK—David J. Milanes of Iselin was appointed to the United States Military Academy.