ELIZABETH—Building on an initiative announced earlier this year to encourage shippers to use the Port Authority’s ExpressRail system, the agency’s Board of Commissioners today approved a new incentive program to encourage shippers to transport their cargo via new rail routes.
TRENTON—Teens and tweens from 28 New Jersey libraries will have the chance to win a trip to WWE®’s SummerSlam in Los Angeles this summer by taking part in the SummerSlam Reading Jam.
One of the unfortunate consequences of a bad economy is a stream of liquidation sales, where retailers slash prices to unload merchandise before going out of business. Consumers can find some great bargains at these sales, but there are pitfalls to avoid in order to get a good deal.
Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen. That is, unless they’ve seen director Nick Cassavetes’s “My Sister’s Keeper.” It’s not exactly the feel-good film you’ve been seeking. But if it’s a first-class, cathartic cry you’re after, be assured the adaptation of Jodi Picoult’s novel has a license to sadden. Even strapping he-men will bawl. Trust me.
RAHWAY—Either somebody is lying or several government entities are acting contrary to the public interest, and although we like reporting good news there are times when citizens need to know the ugly truth in its entirety.
STATE—Corrections officials had announced the closing of New Jersey’s second newest prison in January and began transferring prisoners to other facilities throughout the state.
CAMDEN—New Jersey’s second newest prison, Riverfront State Prison, in Camden, has been shut down.
The last remaining inmates housed at Riverfront State Prison, a medium-security facility on the Delaware River in the shadow of the Ben Franklin Bridge, were moved from the site in June.
The New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJSCPA) offers tips on how to avoid being scammed:
CRANFORD – A traditional 4th of July celebration is on tap for Cranford this year, complete with a fireworks display. As in past years, Cranford’s 4th of July celebration will be held in Nomahegan Park, part of the Union County parks system.