Associated Press New Jersey Daybook for Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013.
Removes 1 p.m. TRAIL PROJECTS EVENT in Camden. It will take place on Thursday.
CHRISTIE/GUADAGNO SCHEDULE — Public schedule for Gov. Chris Christie and Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno:
11:30 a.m. Christie holds “Back to Business at the Jersey Shore” news conference and makes boardwalk walk in Cape May. Location: Cape May Mall, Washington and Perry streets, Cape May.
2 p.m. Guadagno attends event marking the 50th anniversary of The March on Washington. Location: Auditorium in the New Jersey State Museum, 205 West State St., Trenton.
3 p.m. Christie holds “Back to Business at the Jersey Shore” news conference and business walk in Sea Bright. Location: East Ocean Avenue and East Church Street, Sea Bright.
4:30 p.m. Guadagno makes “Main Street Walk” in Lavallette. Location: Even starts at Big Ed’s Produce, 103 Grand Central Ave., Lavallette.
7 p.m. Christie takes part in “Ask the Governor” radio show on NJ101.5 FM.
Contacts: Michael Drewniak or Colin Reed, 609-777-2600.
Midnight – 4 a.m. WALT WHITMAN BRIDGE — The Walt Whitman Bridge is scheduled to be closed in the early morning hours of Tuesday and Wednesday as workers remove three 90-foot-wide, 35-ton gantry cranes used as part of a $140 million project to re-deck the roadway. They also will install four gantries for overhead signs.
Location: Walt Whitman Bridge (between Gloucester City and Philadelphia).
Contact: Tim Ireland, 856-968-2253, 856-938-7885 (cell), 856-968-2249 or 215-218-3750.
10 a.m. CHILD IMMUNIZATION-NEWARK — Arturo Brito, the state’s deputy commissioner of public health services, Arturo Brito, and Newark city officials hold event with local families to publicize the city’s free “School Bus Express.”
Location: Newark’s Department of Child and Family Well-Being, 110 William St., Newark.
Contacts: James Allen, 973-733-5145, 201-693-0735 (cell) or 973-733-8004; Dreena Whitfield, 973-733-4882, 201-602-4073 (cell) or 973-733-8004; David Lippman, 973-733-8004, or Dawn Thomas, 609-984-7160.
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. SUPERSTORM-MANASQUAN HOUSES — Representatives of The Allstate Foundation, Allstate New Jersey Insurance Company and Coastal Habitat for Humanity mark the completion of repairs to two houses in Manasquan damaged by Hurricane Sandy. They also will tour construction sites where repairs will be made to eight other houses through the “Good Hands, New Friends, Stronger Communities” program.
Location: Stockton Lake Park, Second and Stockton avenues, Manasquan.
Contact: Danny Jovic, 908-252-5164 or 908-956-2170 (cell).
11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PROVIDENT BANK-VOLUNTEER GRANT — Bryce Coughlin, area manager for The Provident Bank, joins with Provident Bank Foundation officials to present grant to the Volunteer Center of Bergen County for its “Chore Program,” where volunteers perform free minor home repairs for free for county residents 60 or older who have disabilities.
Location: Volunteer Center of Bergen County, 64 Passaic St., Hackensack.
Contacts: Nina Dietrich, 201-493-8944; Brian Hyland, 212-687-8999; Shaunna Rubin, 973-495-5616 (cell) or 862-260-3990; Janet Sharma, 201-489-9454, or Maureen McCormick, 201-489-9454.
Noon. EGYPT-ADVOCATES — Morad Abou-Sabe, president of the Arab American League of Voters of New Jersey, and the Rev. Robert Moore, executive director of the Coalition for Peace Action, hold news conference to discuss their proposals on “A Way Forward for Peace and Democracy in Egypt.”
Location: Room 109, Statehouse, 125 West State St., Trenton.
Contacts: Morad Abou-Sabe, 609-658-6358, or the Rev. Robert Moore, 609-924-5022 or 609-937-6931 (cell).
2 p.m. RUTGERS-NEW DENTAL STUDENTS — New students at Rutgers University’s School of Dental Medicine participate in a “white coat” ceremony. (NOTE: Media planning to attend must first notify Patti Verbanas or Rob Forman by sending email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or by calling them at 973-972-7273 or 973-972-7276.
Location: C level atrium in the School of Dental Medicine at Rutgers University, 110 Bergen St., Newark.
Contacts: Patti Verbanas, 973-972-7273; Rob Forman, 973-972-7276 or MaryLou Earl, 732-932-7084, ext. 611.
3 p.m. MENENDEZ-UNION MEMBERS — U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez joins members of 32BJ SEIU and various grassroots groups to commemorate the 1963 Civil Rights March on Washington.
Location: Lincoln Park, Broad and Clinton streets, Newark.
Contact: Paul Brubaker, 973-645-3030 or 201-803-4537.
5 p.m. MARCH ON WASHINGTON-50TH-NEWARK — The People’s Organization for Progress holds rally to mark the 50th anniversary of the “March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom” and Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech.
Location: Lincoln statue, Market Street and Springfield Avenue, Newark.
Contact: Lawrence Hamm, 973-801-0001.