The Hudson County Animal League is celebrating 20 years of saving the lives of homeless and abused animals with a wine-tasting on November 9. The event, which will be sponsored by Bridgeview Liquors of Bayonne, will take place at the Bayonne Museum at 229 Broadway from 4-6 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in advance by contacting Barbara at firstname.lastname@example.org or (201) 436-1848 or Maureen at (201) 471-7638. You can pay through PayPal or by visiting the Hudson County Animal League Donate page. Tickets are $15 if purchased in advance and $20 at the door.
Sires talks economy in final freight panel hearing
On October 11 in Washington Congressman Albio Sires joined his colleagues at the final hearing conducted by the specially appointed “Panel on 21st Century Freight Transportation.” The ad hoc subcommittee has met over the past six months to examine the role freight transportation plays in the U.S. economy and how the federal government can work to increase the efficiency, safety, and security of the nation’s critical transportation network.
In the panel’s final hearing, titled “Funding the Nation’s Freight System,” Congressman Sires pressed witnesses to explain the consequences for our economy if Congress fails to identify robust sources of funding for transportation infrastructure projects.
“The Panel on 21st Century Freight Transportation has spent the past six months focusing on the needs of our nation’s freight network, so it’s fitting that the final hearing highlights the serious funding gaps we face simply to keep our roads in a state of good repair,” said Congressman Sires. … “Our freight network is America’s economic competitive edge in a global economy. Our ability to move goods quickly and efficiently remains the envy of the world, but if we fail to make smart investments right now, we will be outcompeted.”
The panel is expected to issue a final report to Congress on its recommendation in the coming weeks.