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.