CARTERET — Construction has begun on the extension to the Veterans Memorial Fishing Pier at Carteret Waterfront Park, Mayor Dan Reiman and Councilman Vinny Bellino have announced. The borough has awarded a $2.589 million contract for construction of the pier extension to Atlantic Subsea, Inc.
NEWARK — NJ Transit will offer extra service for the upcoming holidays to give customers more travel options, whether going to the mall for last-minute shopping, leaving work early for the Christmas and New Year’s weekends, or attending New Year’s Eve festivities.
LINDEN – The City of Linden has been designated as a Transit Village by the state government. The Transit Village Initiative promotes Smart Growth by encouraging development in areas where infrastructure and public transit already exist. Linden is the 23rd municipality to receive the designation.
TRENTON — Legislation to provide an income tax credit to veterans who require psychological counseling and treatment upon returning home from war has been passed by the state Senate.
WOODBRIDGE – Councilwoman-at-Large Pat Osborne submitted her resignation this week, effective Dec. 31. The Democrat has served on the council for 15 years.
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MILLBURN – New York stage veterans Ephie Aardema and Will Blum will lead the cast of the Paper Mill Playhouse’s next show, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.”
WEST TRENTON – In this tighter economic climate, consider giving a gift this holiday season that costs you nothing, but benefits everyone you know, and many people you’ll never even meet. Improve your defensive driving behaviors. The New Jersey State Police offer that simple advice to every motorist on the road over this Christmas and New Year’s Day in hopes that we can all enjoy a fatality-free holiday driving period.
UNION – Calvary Assembly of God will hold a candlelight Christmas Eve service beginning at 6 p.m. on Dec. 24. The service will celebrate the birth of Jesus as it highlights God’s Christmas gift to all humankind.