LINDEN – Three veteran Linden police officers were promoted in a ceremony at City Hall last week.
SOUTH AMBOY – On July 27, the South Amboy Branch YMCA recognized Amboy Bank for their contribution which allowed the Y to purchase a bike rack, and outdoor trash and recycling receptacles to enhance the exterior of the newly-constructed Community Center.
LINDEN – Sixth grade day campers at Linden’s McManus Park are enjoying the summer. (Photos courtesy of Linden)
MIDDLESEX COUNTY — Self-Therapy for the Stutterer is the classic self-help guide by the founder of The Stuttering Foundation, Malcolm Fraser. It is written to and for the many adults and teens who stutter.
Many taxpayers spend time during the summer months updating their résumé and attending career fairs. The Internal Revenue Service reminds job seekers that you may be able to deduct some of the expenses on your tax return.
CLINTON — Unity Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq: UNTY), parent company of Unity Bank, planned to close two unprofitable bank branches in the third quarter.
SOUTH AMBOY – South Amboy’s annual festival and street fair is planned for Sunday, Sept. 25. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., area residents will be able to walk along Broadway and enjoy crafters, artists, food vendors and entertainment.
CLARK – The Skulski Art Gallery of the Polish Cultural Foundation in Clark will present a show titled “Behold the Nude” by the Woodbridge Art Group, curated by Maxine King. The exhibit will be on display throughout month of August. The public can meet the artists at the opening on Friday, Aug. 19, from 8 – 10:30 p.m.
EDISON – Do you love to cook? Have you got a great, healthy season recipe? Enter the inaugural Edison Farmers Market Cooking Challenge on Aug. 28.
SCOTCH PLAINS – Union County will sponsor a Household Hazardous Waste Collection event on Saturday, Aug. 6, so residents can get rid of outdated or unwanted household chemicals, fireworks, ammunition, mercury thermostats, propane tanks, and automobile tires in an environmentally safe manner.
Many of New Jersey’s early conservationists were spurred by a crisis, like a beloved open space threatened with an airport, coal plant or more sprawl development.
WHITEHOUSE STATION – Merck & Co., the nation’s second largest drugmaker, plans to cut another 12,000 to 13,000 jobs by the end of 2015.
NEWARK — On Tuesday, Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists at the Port of New York/Newark found an invasive insect in a shipment of rice coming from Pakistan. The U.S. Department of Agriculture identified the pest as a Khapra beetle, considered one of the 100 worst invasive species worldwide.