Trans-Hudson Rail Tunnel Hopes Linger

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.

2011 Grammy® Winner To Perform At Kean

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.

Columbia Bank Hosts Fall Charity Golf Classic

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.