Customs Officials Catch Invasive Insect In Rice Shipment

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 To Re-Pave Grand St. & Gibson Blvd.

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.

United Way Organizes “Stuff the Bus” Campaign

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.