FAIR LAWN – Through the humanitarian efforts of their employees, Columbia Bank has raised $14,400 in support of Japan’s Earthquake and Tsunami Relief efforts. The relief funds were donated directly to the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army and Save the Children charities.
TRENTON — New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner James Simpson today announced that a longstanding policy that bans trucks from the Garden State Parkway north of Interchange 105 in Tinton Falls, Monmouth County will remain in place.
TRENTON – A former state correction officer from Avenel pleaded guilty Monday to being a member of a network that smuggled pre-paid cell phones and drugs into Northern State Prison in Newark, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced.
NEWARK– As Americans file their income tax returns, New Jersey Citizen Action (NJCA) held a press conference today at its Free Tax Preparation Center in Newark to demand that the state Legislature and Gov. Chris Christie restore New Jersey’s Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) for working families.
TRENTON – The New Jersey Department of Transportation has deployed six pothole-filling machines to assist maintenance crews as they transition from fighting snow to attacking this spring’s abundant crop of potholes.
STATE — The union that represents construction workers is consolidating its New Jersey locals into one office that will be based in Raritan Center in Edison.
FAIR LAWN – The Opportunity Center of Fair Lawn, Inc., a life enrichment program for the developmentally disabled, recently made a special presentation of an exclusive photograph to Columbia Bank.
POMPTON LAKES – As part of their ongoing community support, Columbia Bank is making a special effort to purchase replacement home appliances for a select group of homeowners affected by the heavy flooding that recently took place throughout northern New Jersey.
TRENTON – Former Perth Amboy Mayor Joseph Vas was sentenced to eight years in prison on state corruption charges filed by the Attorney General’s Office. Earlier this week, Vas was sentenced to 6 ½ years on federal charges.
STATE – With fuel costs still on the rise, Sen. Robert Menendez again called upon President Barack Obama to release 50 million gallons of oil from the nation’s strategic petroleum reserves.