Government

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to Mark Installation of Audio Crosswalks in Fords, NJ

02b7921971963b566c9a_Audio_Crosswalks-4.jpg
baca78fb423cdb84544d_Audio_Crosswalks-1.jpg
249b20b7c1f64ea3304d_Audio_Crosswalks-6.jpg
9e8765c283b6344d71c7_Audio_Crosswalks-12.jpg
ca32900df1f2e299c74d_Audio_Crosswalks-2.jpg
5acc0e66983d73d0b2aa_Audio_Crosswalks-3.jpg
4e762385f228427dd5b7_Audio_Crosswalks-5.jpg
fbfdc9f491107e2ffa54_Audio_Crosswalks-7.jpg
9c8b2465312fed896de7_Audio_Crosswalks-8.jpg
1b420fae904467b025e3_Audio_Crosswalks-9.jpg
8b47c77b544c645140a9_Audio_Crosswalks-10.jpg
0adc095e635c66ecbab5_Audio_Crosswalks-11.jpg
02b7921971963b566c9a_Audio_Crosswalks-4.jpg

EDISON, NJ - Middlesex County Freeholder Director, Ronald Rios, will be joined by Freeholder Charles Kenny, and Freeholder Charles Tomaro, Woodbridge Mayor John McCormac, State Transportation Officials, disability advocates, officials from the NJ Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired, and residents of Woodbridge, Fords, and Edison, for a ceremony marking the recent installation of 12 audio crosswalk signals at intersections along Amboy Ave. in the Fords section of Woodbridge Township. Staff and volunteers from the Alliance Center for Independence will also be present.

The ceremony will take place at 10 am at the corner of Amboy Ave. and Ford Ave. (across from the 7-11) in Fords (Woodbridge Township).

“These audio crosswalk signals will make crossing busy Amboy Avenue safer for people with disabilities, especially those who are visually impaired,” says Argenys Caba. Mr. Caba, an office assistant at the Alliance Center for Independence, began advocating for the audio crosswalk signals almost 3 years ago. His efforts included speaking before the Middlesex County Board of Freeholders in February 2015. “I am happy that our long efforts have finally paid off.”

Sign Up for E-News

The ceremony will include speeches by Freeholder Director Rio and other dignitaries and a demonstration of the new signals.

The Alliance Center for Independence (ACI). ACI is a 501(c) (3) community-based, grassroots organization that supports and promotes independent living for people with disabilities in Middlesex, Union and Somerset counties. “Making our community more accessible is one of our major priorities,” says, Carole Tonks, Executive Director. “ACI is proud to have spearheaded this successful effort. Many pedestrians in the area will benefit.”

Following the ceremony, ACI will hold a reception at their office at 629 Amboy Avenue, Edison, NJ (located 1 block from the ribbon cutting ceremony). All are invited.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Edison

Upcoming Events

Tue, February 20, 1:00 PM

Piscataway

Community Blood Drive

Health & Wellness

Tue, February 20, 2:30 PM

Edison Public Library, Edison

How to Buy a Computer

Education

Tue, February 20, 2:30 PM

Edison Public Library, Edison

How to Buy a Computer

Education

East Brunswick Rabbi Charged with Engaging in Prostitution with a Child

February 19, 2018

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Aryeh Goodman, 35, the rabbi from the  East Brunswick Chabad Learning Center has been charged with one count of engaging in prostitution with a child and one count of endangering the welfare of a child.  He was one of thirty men charged with having sex with the teenager over a four-week period.

According to the New Jersey Jewish News, Goodman ...

New Brunswick Prisoner Reentry Site to Open Tuesday

February 19, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Former Gov. Jim McGreevey, who has made prisoner reentry programs his major focus, will be on hand Tuesday to open a new site on Livingston Avenue. 

McGreevey runs the New Jersey Reentry Corporation (NJRC), a nonprofit agency serving court-involved individuals. The opening is set for 11 a.m. at  57 Livingston Avenue, Unit 3, New Brunswick, N.J.

Somerset Patriots Sign Frontier League All-Star RHP Randy McCurry

February 17, 2018

The Somerset Patriots have announced the signing of right-handed relief pitcher Randy McCurry for the 2018 season.

“I’m excited to play in the Atlantic League this year,” said McCurry. “It’ll be a transition for me but I am ready to face some really good competition and help the team win.”

McCurry enters his first season with the Somerset Patriots and ...

'What Stays' exposes family secrets and lies

‘What Stays’ exposes family secrets, resentment and lies

By Liz Keill

SUMMIT, NJ – In an original play by Laura Ekstrand and Jason Szamreta, the Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre has provided an enlightening, funny and heart-felt view of family foibles.

Ekstrand has said that the germ of the play came from conversations with the ensemble members of the troupe, based on ...