The Rahway River Basin runs through 24 municipalities in Union, Essex and Middlesex counties, threatening homes and businesses when heavy rain falls as happened during Irene. The Army Corps of Engineers has a plan to help prevent flooding.
Former state Assemblywoman Mary Previte grew up in China, the daughter of missionaries. When she was just 9 years old, her boarding school was taken over by Japanese soldiers immediately following the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Days before the 15th anniversary of 9/11, New Jersey’s two U.S. senators announced an $8.4 million federal SAFER grant for the Jersey City Fire Department, which will allow them to retain 45 currently working firefighters and hire 16 new ones.
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