WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ), a member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development (THUD), announced that the Senate Appropriations Committee today approved $20 million for Amtrak to continue work on the Gateway Tunnel project as part of the FY 2013 THUD appropriations bill. The bill must now be approved by the full Senate.
UNION COUNTY — (From left) Union County Surrogate James LaCorte, Union County Freeholder Bette Jane Kowalski, Union County Sheriff Ralph Froehlich and Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi congratulate the winners of the 2012 “My County” poster contest sponsored by the Union County Constitutional Officers.
CHERRY HILL – Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs today expanded “Project Medicine Drop,” a statewide initiative to help everyday citizens join the fight against the abuse of addictive, deadly prescription drugs.
TRENTON — Republican Senators representing districts with large numbers of New York City commuters have sent a letter to Mayor Michael Bloomberg expressing their strong opposition to any effort to restore a 0.45% income tax on New Jersey commuters working in New York City.
TRENTON – After six consecutive months of private sector job growth, the state’s unemployment rate was unchanged at 9.0 percent in March. The state’s economy shed 8,600 jobs during the month, according to estimates released today.
NEW BRUNSWICK — Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced today that police are prepared to handle a large crowd that is expected to participate in a gun surrender program that will be held this weekend in New Brunswick.
RAHWAY — Rahway Public Library, in collaboration with Middlesex County College, Broadband Technology and Opportunities Program Grant, and NJ One Stop, will be offering a workshop, “Get that Job at 45 Plus” on Wednesday evenings during the months of May and June.
UNION COUNTY- The Union County Watchdog Association (UCWA) has filed a lawsuit in Union County Superior Court seeking access to investigatory records involving a former county employee, Patrick Scanlon, Jr., who is the son of Freeholder Deborah Scanlon.
NEWARK – Alongside the release of a new single “Headlong Flight”, Rush will head out on a North American Tour in support of their upcoming album, “Clockwork Angels.” This year’s fall tour will include a stop at Prudential Center on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m., which will be the band’s only New Jersey appearance.