STATE—Education Commissioner Bret Schundler today released the 2010 Comparative Spending Guide, an annual statistical report that details local school spending and ranks school districts in 14 spending categories.
TRENTON—The Department of Environmental Protection has lifted a temporary ban on shellfish harvesting in the waters of Raritan Bay, Sandy Hook Bay, the Navesink River and the Shrewsbury River, closed on March 17 because of pollution from a heavy rainfall during a nor’easter.
UNION COUNTY—Union County will launch a pilot program called Green Dot, a new bystander intervention program designed to address issues of personal violence such as harassment and stalking, domestic violence and sexual assault.
ELIZABETH– People with disabilities at times face challenges in life that allow them to demonstrate their independence and self-sufficiency, yet falling in love is not one of those hurdles.
NEWARK—The Newark Public Library is featuring artwork created by veterans in the exhibition, “The Combat Paper Project: Healing through Art.” The exhibition highlights art on paper made from military uniforms, and may be viewed from April 1 through June 26 in the third floor gallery of the Main Library, 5 Washington Street, Newark.
FORT LEE, Va. – The son of a Carteret couple recently traded his Kevlar helmet for a chef’s hat during one of the largest culinary competitions of its kind in the United States.
PERTH AMBOY – City Council members failed to adopt an ordinance that would have switched Perth Amboy’s non-partisan municipal elections from May to November starting in 2012 at last week’s meeting.
ISELIN—Middlesex Water Company (NASDAQ: MSEX), a provider of water and wastewater services primarily in New Jersey and Delaware, announced Friday that it has entered into an agreement to purchase Montague Water Company, Inc. and Montague Sewer Company, Inc. in Montague, New Jersey.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Students from three area high schools were recognized last night as winners of Middlesex County’s first ever CleanPower Choice video PSA contest, which produced 30-second videos encouraging viewers to choose renewable energy sources to power their homes and businesses.
WOODBRIDGE –Woodbridge Town Hall will host a one-day ‘Passport Satellite Office’ on Thursday, April 1, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Middlesex County Clerk’s Office, along with the Woodbridge Township Municipal Clerk’s Office, will be accepting applications for U.S. Passports in the Council Meeting Room (First Floor), Woodbridge Municipal Building, located at 1 Main Street.
STATE—NJ Blood Services, which supplies blood products and services to 60 hospitals throughout the state, is in need of volunteers to work blood drives.
UNION – The Kean University baseball team used a ten run first inning and never looked back as they defeated Utica College, 23-1, Sunday afternoon from a cold and rainy Jim Hynes Stadium.
UNION – The Kean University softball team swept DeSales University in non-conference action on Sunday afternoon, as the Cougars scored the game-winning run in the bottom of eighth inning of the opener and won the nightcap 7-2.