ELIZABETH – Sid Blanchard, founder and executive director of Community Access Unlimited (CAU), has been named one of six finalist in the NJBIZ Nonprofit Innovation Awards within the Leadership Excellence category.
At this time of year, many people pause to reflect on what they’d like to change about their lives going forward – lose a few pounds, take a class, spend more time with the kids. Often, these goals revolve around personal finances.
NEWARK— The NJ TRANSIT Board of Directors voted to provide Jersey Shore-area residents with a new bus link to Newark Liberty International Airport starting early next year. The new No. 60 Toms River-Newark Airport bus route will offer a commuting option for both airport employees and travelers.
As the prime sponsor of the bill that would create an elected Office of the Comptroller, I am encouraged by Governor-elect Chris Christie’s support for creating a comptroller that is independent, apolitical and empowered to hold all levels of government fiscally accountable.
CLARK—On Sunday, Dec. 6, internationally known multilingual singer Naomi Miller joined with the Hester Street Troupe, a New Jersey-based Klezmer band for an afternoon of entertainment “from Broadway to Klezmer” at Temple Beth O’r/Beth Torah in Clark.
CRANFORD – Voters approved an $11.99 million bond referendum to finance renovations at the township’s eight schools on Tuesday, 1,197 votes to 839.
NEWARK – The NJ TRANSIT Board of Directors today approved the first major tunneling contract for the $8.7 billion Mass Transit Tunnel, the nation’s largest public transit project that will double commuter rail capacity between New Jersey and New York.
NEWARK— Final engineering and design work will begin on a pair of new bridges over the Hackensack River that will increase capacity, flexibility and reliability for rail customers traveling into and out of New York City.
ISELIN – State Sen. Ray Lesniak told a New Jersey Business and Industry Association forum in Iselin Tuesday that he plans to introduce a bill to raise the state’s gas tax “incrementally” to help pay for transportation projects.
LINDEN – Linden High School was locked down for about an hour Monday morning because school officials received a report about a possible weapon on campus, authorities said. The Linden Police Department was notified and sent officers to the school.
As a college student, research has become part of my daily routine. I am continually seeking information for my next report, preparing for next semester’s classes or learning about job opportunities following graduation.
Many people take vacation or visit family at this time of year. That’s the good news. The bad news is that there are a number of scams that unsuspecting travelers can fall victim to if they are not careful.
ELIZABETH – On Dec. 1, the Elizabeth Board of Education received special recognition from the Consul General of El Salvador, Carlos López, for the generous donations by the Elizabeth Public Schools to aid the Salvadoran flood and mudslide victims.