TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill to promote offshore wind energy on Thursday. The bipartisan measure is intended to spur economic growth in the Garden State through the development of renewable energy resources and the creation of green jobs.
SOUTH PLAINFIELD– A motorist was arrested Thursday and charged with drunk-driving and causing injuries to his passenger, who was thrown from his car when it was struck by a freight train.
WOODBRIDGE – Rep. Leonard Lance’s re-election bid is one of 50 races to watch this fall, according to CNN.
CARTERET–On Friday, Aug. 13, Mayor Dan Reiman joined with Councilman Vinny Bellino, former VFW Commander in Chief George Lisicki, and Carteret residents to formally rename Liebig Lane “Ivanitski Terrace.”
CARTERET — The borough has begun the bidding process for the construction of an extension to the pier at Waterfront Park, according to Mayor Dan Reiman.
Aug. 14 at 8:15 p.m. – Officers responded to a reported armed robbery at a deli on the 1100 block of South Wood Avenue. Two robbers, described as young black men wearing black clothing and cloths to cover their faces, entered the store.
LINDEN – Seven of 11 members of Linden’s City Council voted against the municipal budget this week. The $48.6 million spending plan called for a $344 tax increase for the average city homeowner, a 14 percent hike in the municipal property tax.
METUCHEN – The Forum Theatre announced two upcoming special film screenings.
WOODBRIDGE – The Township Health Department reminds pet owners that all cats five months and older must be licensed.
MOUNTAINSIDE — The Center for Hope Hospice & Palliative Care Auxiliary is presenting its annual fashion show and luncheon “Get Away in Style” on Sunday, Oct. 3, to be held at L’Affaire Caterers, Mountainside.
One sure sign that we are in the waning days of summer is the new crop of TV commercials that are now beginning to air. They try to get us into the fall spirit by enticing us to buy back to school supplies, new cars, spiffy clothes, computers, and even more back to school supplies.
NORTH PLAINFIELD – A little bit of Japan is coming to Route 22.
On Saturday, August 21, and Sunday, August 22, the Asian Food Markets of North Plainfield and Nishimoto Trading Co. will present “A Taste of Japan – A Summer Food Festival.”
UNION — On Sunday, Aug, 29, girls ages 5 – 13 will come together at Liberty Hall Mansion and Museum (home to the first governor of New Jersey) to learn about self-esteem, manners, and a little history at the second annual OMG! Tea Party.