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.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – As Congress continues to struggle to find common ground in addressing the nation’s debt ceiling crisis, many Americans are left to wonder if they will receive their August Social Security payments.
NEWARK – A former Continental Airlines aircraft mechanic pleaded guilty in connection with a conspiracy to distribute heroin using inbound international flights to Newark Liberty International Airport, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
(StatePoint) Did you know that everyone needs a regular eye exam—even someone who doesn’t wear glasses?
RAHWAY – The Rahway Veterans’ Central Committee will hold a ceremony next weekend to honor a Marine who gave his life during World War II.
ELIZABETH – United Way of Greater Union County (UWGUC) will be hosting its first annual “Stuff the Bus” campaign, Aug. 1–19. The campaign, in partnership with local corporate partners, will help ensure low-income families do not have to face difficult choices when it comes to ensuring their children have needed supplies for the coming school year.
LINDEN – Police arrested a 40-year-old Orange man and charged him with burglary this week, authorities said.
TRENTON – A Kingston, N.C., man has admitted to robbing a bank, six fast food restaurants, and a convenience store in New Jersey’s Monmouth and Middlesex Counties between Jan. 29 and Feb. 12, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.