SOUTH AMBOY – The average taxpayer could see a $571 increase in their annual bill if the City Council approves its amended 2009 budget, officials said.
LINDEN – City officials hope that federal stimulus funding will enable them to build a new tunnel at Roselle Street to help ease traffic congestion by creating a fourth point to cross the Amtrak railroad line.
CARTERET – Borough seniors, veterans and disabled residents will be receiving a $100 sewer rebate, officials said.
EDISON – Township Police Director Brian Collier will step down from his post at the end of the year, he announced Monday.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Middlesex County recently unveiled a program to provide ways for residents to safely dispose of home-generated medical waste such as needles syringes and lancets.
RAHWAY— Rahway native Christine Komoroski-McCohnell recently published a memoir reflecting on living and growing up to adulthood with Cerebral Palsy.
SAYREVILLE—Nicholas J. Perrette will replace Maria Catallo on the Republican ticket running for borough council. He will join Frank Bella.
SOUTH AMBOY – With Police Chief James Wallis on medical leave for an undetermined amount of time, Police Captain Darren LaVigne has been named the city’s acting police chief, according to Mayor John T. O’Leary.
ELIZABETH—Jefferson Park Ministries, Inc. has been awarded a three year, $250,000 grant to support their “Santé Pour Tous/Health for All” project, which promotes health literacy among Haitian immigrants in Union County. The grant was awarded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation through its New Jersey Health Initiatives program.
CARTERET – Teens will soon have their own room with comfortable chairs, new computers and iPod docking stations at the Carteret Public Library.