CLINTON — Unity Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq: UNTY), parent company of Unity Bank, planned to close two unprofitable bank branches in the third quarter.
SOUTH AMBOY – South Amboy’s annual festival and street fair is planned for Sunday, Sept. 25. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., area residents will be able to walk along Broadway and enjoy crafters, artists, food vendors and entertainment.
CLARK – The Skulski Art Gallery of the Polish Cultural Foundation in Clark will present a show titled “Behold the Nude” by the Woodbridge Art Group, curated by Maxine King. The exhibit will be on display throughout month of August. The public can meet the artists at the opening on Friday, Aug. 19, from 8 – 10:30 p.m.
EDISON – Do you love to cook? Have you got a great, healthy season recipe? Enter the inaugural Edison Farmers Market Cooking Challenge on Aug. 28.
SCOTCH PLAINS – Union County will sponsor a Household Hazardous Waste Collection event on Saturday, Aug. 6, so residents can get rid of outdated or unwanted household chemicals, fireworks, ammunition, mercury thermostats, propane tanks, and automobile tires in an environmentally safe manner.
Many of New Jersey’s early conservationists were spurred by a crisis, like a beloved open space threatened with an airport, coal plant or more sprawl development.
WHITEHOUSE STATION – Merck & Co., the nation’s second largest drugmaker, plans to cut another 12,000 to 13,000 jobs by the end of 2015.
NEWARK — On Tuesday, Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists at the Port of New York/Newark found an invasive insect in a shipment of rice coming from Pakistan. The U.S. Department of Agriculture identified the pest as a Khapra beetle, considered one of the 100 worst invasive species worldwide.
CLARK – As part of the 2011 state Department of Transportation Roadway Improvements Project, the Township of Clark has awarded a contract to Z. Brothers Concrete Contractors Inc. of Sayreville to reconstruct Grand Street and Gibson Boulevard. Work is expected to begin Monday, Aug. 1.