WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Senate Appropriations Committee approved a measure that includes a minimum of $15 million for Amtrak to begin design and engineering work on the Gateway Tunnel project, U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) announced today.
ELIZABETH — Josephine’s Place is sponsoring its eighth anniversary dinner dance on Thursday, Nov. 10, at Mayfair Farms in West Orange. A donation of $150 per person or a table of ten for $1,500 includes cocktail hour, dinner and live musical entertainment.
UNION – As part of her Chamber Music Society USA Fall Tour, Esperanza Spalding will perform in Union on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m. in Kean University’s Wilkins Theatre. This year’s Grammy® Award winner for “Best New Artist,” Spalding blends classical and jazz to create modern chamber music with touches of folk and world sounds as well.
TRENTON – Senate Majority Leader Barbara Buono has introduced legislation that would require insurance providers to develop a ‘homeowners insurance buyer’s guide’ to give consumers clear and detailed information about their policies.
MORRISTOWN – The Morristown Fraternal Order of Eagles #1311 will hold a Disaster Relief Clothing & Food Drive event Saturday, Sept. 24, from 1-5 p.m. at the Morristown Green.
FAIR LAWN — Columbia Bank’s 23rd Annual Charity Golf Classic at High Mountain Country Club in Franklin Lakes raised more than $35,000 for the benefit of the Family & Friends For Freedom Fund, Inc. of Pompton Plains. More than 120 golfers took part in this charitable fund raiser.
STATE – New Jersey has some of the smoggiest air in the country, according to a report issued today by Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center.
UNION COUNTY — County residents who suffered losses due to Hurricane Irene have two more days to apply for a food benefit program, officials announced today.
NEW BRUNSWICK — A former New Brunswick Parking Authority manager has been indicted by a grand jury in Middlesex County on charges of stealing more than $24,000 in parking fees, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced today.