After decades during which bed bugs were a rare event, they now make headlines infesting places from the Jersey City Goldman Sacks building to a Victoria’s Secret shop on New York’s Upper East Side, along with dormitories, apartments and homes throughout the nation.
On July 22nd, the U.S. Congress failed, yet again, to pass legislation to cut our carbon emissions. Meanwhile, on July 28th scientists around the planet agreed – yet again – that “global warming is undeniable,” and declared the first decade of the 21st century the warmest on record.
TRENTON—Most New Jersey public school districts will reopen next month with fewer teachers, larger class sizes and/or reduced programs, according to survey results released this week by the New Jersey School Boards Association.
NEWARK – Authorities arrested a 23-year-old Elizabeth man this morning who is accused of fatally shooting a man in Newark last month.
EAST BRUNSWICK — The second of two agreements to resolve longstanding problems with landfill gas emissions and their negative impacts on air quality at the Middlesex County and Edgeboro landfills in New Jersey has been reached to bring them into compliance with the Clean Air Act, the Justice Department and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Monday.
ELIZABETH — The elevator serving the outbound (westbound) platform at Elizabeth Station will remain out of service until mid-September due to significant damage to the cab car caused by vandalism.
STATE – Tonight’s Mega Millions jackpot could be worth up to $64 million, with a $42.5 million cash option.
ELIZABETH – Attention all Elizabeth Residents! From Sept. 7 to Sept. 24, Union County College’s Retail Skills Center, located in Jersey Gardens Mall, will be offering free job training to all residents who qualify.
RAHWAY – PSE&G has begun to install energy efficient street lights in New Jersey municipalities, including Rahway. The lighting has also been installed in Roselle.
STATE — The New Jersey Education Association’s 125-member political action committee has voted to endorse seven incumbents in the general Congressional elections and Assemblywoman Linda Greenstein (D) for the open Senate seat vacated by former State Senator Bill Baroni (Mercer, Middlesex).
PERTH AMBOY – A funding shortfall forced the cancellation of the Labor Day weekend Concerts by the Bay performance, and may require the Aug. 29 concert to be eliminated as well if fundraising efforts are not successful.
PERTH AMBOY – School officials are hoping to get the state to reconsider financing the construction of a new high school to alleviate the Perth Amboy school district’s overcrowding problems.
PERTH AMBOY – Volunteers from several Target stores will be giving the library at Perth Amboy High School a makeover this week.