WASHINGTON, D.C. – Fifty-three percent of urban roads in the New York City / Newark urban area are in poor condition, costing area drivers $640 each year in additional vehicle operating costs, according to a newly-released report
STATE – After Gov. Chris Christie stalled the project over cost concerns, a local lawmaker is suggesting a $2 surcharge on commuter fares to raise funds for a new underground rail tunnel that would traverse the Hudson River.
CARTERET – As part of the federal Drug Enforcement Administration’s prescription drug “Take-Back” campaign, the Carteret Police Department will be collecting potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs for destruction on Saturday, Sept. 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
LINDEN — Studies have shown that a growing number of teenagers scour their parents’ medicine cabinets for drugs to either ingest themselves or sell on the streets for cash.
ELIZABETH — A woman employed as a municipal court clerk is going to be allowed to pursue legal action because she was allegedly subjected to harassment by a judge appointed by Mayor J. Christian Bollwage.
TRENTON – The Assembly Education Committee on Thursday approved a bill that would require the design and construction of all new school facilities to incorporate the use of solar panels.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced the release of $3,918,262 in emergency contingency funding to help eligible low-income homeowners and renters meet their home energy needs in New Jersey.
PERTH AMBOY — The Perth Amboy Royal Garden Club By The Bay has announced plans for the club’s annual tea, “Through The Garden Gate, An Afternoon Tea.” The event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 9, at St. Peter’s Parish House, 183 Rector Street, from 2-6 p.m. Tickets are $25 each.
NEW BRUNSWICK — The Hub Kings are scheduled to return to their New Brunswick homebase in October.
EDISON – Temple Emanu-El, 100 James Street, Edison, has announced a series of events for October. All events take place at Temple Emanu-El unless otherwise noted.
NEW BRUNSWICK – P.M. Forni, professor, author and noted advocate of civil behavior as an essential component of society, will be featured at two public events to inaugurate Project Civility, a two-year, campuswide initiative being launched this month at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
CLARK – The Boy Scouts of Troop 310 are kicking off their Trail’s End Popcorn Sale in support of Operation Scouting Cares in conjunction with Operation New Jersey Cares which provides support to U.S. troops stationed on foreign ground who have ties to New Jersey.
WOODBRIDGE — Get a taste of some of New Jersey’s finest local handcrafted beer at the fourth annual Charity Beer Fest on Saturday, Sept. 25, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Parker Press Park in Woodbridge.