NEW BRUNSWICK — Middlesex County Clerk Elaine Flynn has announced that the County’s Passport Office will be open late Monday, July 12 to accommodate travelers who need to apply for Passports before new price increases go into effect.
PERTH AMBOY — The Perth Amboy Gallery Center for the Arts is inviting the community to participate in the re-scheduled Festival en Celebration of the Culture and Heritage of the Andes on Saturday, July 17, from noon-6 p.m. at Fink Park Smith Street and Madison Avenue.
NEWARK — Beginning Monday, July 12 and continuing through Monday, Sept. 6, NJ TRANSIT will perform bridge repair work on Smith Street Bridge over the North Jersey Coast Line at Perth Amboy Station
TRENTON – Governor Chris Christie released the report of the New Jersey Privatization Task Force, which identifies more than $200 million in potential cost savings from privatizing various state agencies.
TRENTON – At a news conference at the Statehouse yesterday, senators who supported S-2139 – legislation which would restore $7.5 million in funding cut from the FY 2011 Budget for women’s health and family planning services – urged the Governor to act on the legislation and stand up for access to basic health care for women in New Jersey.
STATE – Federal passport fees are due to increase on Tuesday.
LINDEN – A New York man was arrested on drug charges when police went to investigate a noise complaint at an Alexander Avenue residence early Thursday morning.
TRENTON – Legislation to help laid off firefighters is now law.
LINDEN – City police are warning residents to be wary of sweepstakes scams.
TRENTON— The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) announced an upcoming traffic shift on Route 1 over the Millstone River in West Windsor and Plainsboro in connection with an ongoing bridge replacement project.
LINDEN – Linden AARP Chapter # 1894 is planning a bus trip to Wildwood from Sept. 12-16.
CRANFORD — John McManus, president of The John Birch Society, will give a lecture entitled “Stealing the American Dream: How Illegal Immigration Affects You” at the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Avenue in Cranford. The presentation will take place between 7-10 p.m. on Monday, July 12.
As a professional educator for over 25 years, I recognize what a privilege it is to be invited into the private lives of my students and their families. Well, to be completely honest about it, sometimes I just had to barge right in and not wait for the invitation. But once there, I was usually typecast as the listener, problem solver and voice of reason.