STATE — New Jersey ranked near the bottom of a list comparing how much states send to Washington DC in fuel tax dollars and what they receive in spending, but every state received more highway money from the federal government than its drivers paid according to the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO).
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie announced a new State Strategic Plan on Wednesday, which he says will help New Jersey’s economy to grow and produce jobs. However, some worry that it puts economic growth ahead of the environment.
“The Thing,” director Matthijs van Heijninjen, Jr.’s prequel to John Carpenter’s 1982 “The Thing,” reminds of a rule of thumb I learned early on in my moviegoing career, when my mom would beg me to take a sandwich to the full day of cartoons and a double feature. The really bad stuff happens not in the Arctic, but in Antarctica. It’s much colder.
SAYREVILLE — The month of October brings to mind thoughts of ghosts, mysterious happenings and things that go bump in the night. This October the Friends of the Sayreville Public Library will be hosting a Mystery Author Night on Thursday, Oct. 20, form 7 – 9 p.m. in the library conference room.
NEW PROVIDENCE – The County of Union will sponsor a recycling event for electronic equipment and unwanted paper documents on Saturday, Oct. 22, so county residents can get rid of unwanted computers, televisions and other electronic equipment, and shred old personal documents in a secure and environmentally proper manner.
NORTH BRUNSWICK — The Middlesex County Office of Public Health reported that a skunk tested positive for rabies in North Brunswick, in the vicinity of Glenn Avenue and Linwood Place.
NEWARK–A new wireless device to help victims of spinal cord injury is receiving attention in the research community. Mesut Sahin, PhD, associate professor, in the department of biomedical engineering at NJIT, recently has published and presented news of his findings to develop micro-electrical stimulators for individuals with spinal cord injuries.
RAHWAY — Rahway resident Ricky Calderone checks his lung power with the help of Trinitas Regional Medical Center respiratory therapist Onyema Ike, during the Rahway Senior Health Fair held recently at the Rahway Recreation Center.
JERSEY CITY – Monday, U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) joined advocates, students, and teachers at the Combating Autism Reauthorization Act Celebration, an event to celebrate the President signing into law legislation to maintain funding for autism research.