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Archive for October 21st, 2008

CARTERET—Mayor Daniel Reiman joined with Councilwoman Susan Naples this week to announce that the borough has qualified for $1.6 million in New Jersey DEP funds for environmental work performed at the Carteret Waterfront Park. An additional $73,000 in N.J. D.E.P. funding was already awarded for the remediation of 35 Cooke Avenue.

In June, redevelopment areas in Carteret were designated with the coveted “BDA” title by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. “BDA” stands for Brownfield Development Area and authorizes up to $25 million in addition state grants to cover the costs associated with cleanup and remediation along the Carteret Waterfront. The $1.6 million to be recovered by the borough will go towards funding of the marina cove and wetlands remediation which will ultimately make way for a 250 slip marina and waterfront village of shops, promenades and townhomes.

In addition “35 Cooke,” now officially designated a redevelopment area by the Carteret Redevelopment Agency, was previously owned by the Dashmesh Dunbar, who purchased it in 2000 intending to construct a temple. The project was never completed, and an abandoned girder structure remained on the property for several years until the borough condemned it in 2007.

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by Jim Whelan

Coach Joe Scott was very optimistic during the 2007-2008 season. With a veteran team and some new talent, Scott believed that the Union County College Owls could have been atop of the ECAC DIII Juco’s. Offense was not the problem, defense was. The result was a 16-15 season. Even though only four starters are returning from last year’s team, Scott is also optimistic about the upcoming season.

The Owls started practice on Oct. 1. “We come into this year’s team with lack of experience, but with high expectations” said the UCC coach. The biggest question for this team will be how soon the Owls’ incoming freshmen can fill the void left by last year’s graduates.

Standout guard Will Flenroy from Elizabeth and 6’5 center Justin Dotoli from Dayton Regional are two players that Coach Scott will be looking to for a successful season. “Will is a great kid and comes in with high expectations; he is not polished as a player. We need him to be a leader on the court,” Scott said. “Justin’s best basketball is definitely ahead of him.”

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WOODBRIDGE—Mayor John E. McCormac and the Municipal Council announced a township-wide line-up of Halloween ‘happenings’ and ‘spooktacular’ spectacles guaranteed to keep ‘ghosts and goblins’ of all ages in the Halloween spirit.

McCormac noted that Woodbridge – New Jersey’s oldest township – is Halloween Central with events and happenings for one-and-all. The Halloween ‘spooktacular’ got underway yesterday with hayrides at Parker Press Park.

The Halloween Parade and Trick-or-Treat on Main Street gets underway at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25. Join the parade and show off your Halloween costume and Trick-or-Treat down Main Street. Prizes will be awarded for the scariest, funniest and most original costumes.

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