Associated Press New Jersey Daybook for Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013.
CHRISTIE/GUADAGNO SCHEDULE — The public schedule for Gov. Chris Christie and Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno:
11 a.m. Christie attends groundbreaking ceremony for the Competitive Power Ventures Woodbridge Energy Center. Location: Keasbey Redevelopment Site, 1070 Riverside Drive (Industrial Avenue), Woodbridge.
6:30 p.m. Guadagno attends Cape May County Chamber of Commerce’s annual dinner. Location: Wildwood Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood.
Contacts: Michael Drewniak or Colin Reed, 609-777-2600.
8:30 a.m. – 1 a.m. NJ SCHOOL OFFICIALS CONFERENCE — Hundreds of school administrators and school board members from across New Jersey take part in a workshop conference being staged in Atlantic City. Michael McGough, a York College of Pennsylvania education professor and a retired public school administrator and teacher, will give the keynote speech at 11 a.m.
Location: Atlantic City Convention Center, 1 Convention Blvd. (near Baltic and Michigan avenues), Atlantic City.
Contacts: Frank Belluscio, 609-278-5202, or Jeanette Rundquist, 609-278-5202 or 609-278-5251.
10 a.m. – noon. RUTGERS-PRODUCE DONATION — Rutgers University graduates, professors and students harvest fresh produce at an East Brunswick farm. The produce will be donated to the New Brunswick hunger charity Elijah’s Promise and the Franklin Township Food Bank. The volunteer effort is organized by Farmers Against Hunger, Rutgers Against Hunger and the Office of Community Engagement at Rutgers’ School of Environmental and Biological Sciences. (NOTE: Media planning to attend must first contact Nick Findlater by calling 848-932-4211 or 908-472-4420 or by sending email to firstname.lastname@example.org).
Location: Giamarese Farm, 155 Fresh Ponds Road, East Brunswick.
Contact: Nick Findlater, 848-932-4211 or 908-472-4420 (cell).
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. HABITAT FOR HUMANITY-BANK VOLUNTEERS — About 20 employees of Capital One Financial Corp. volunteer to help build a Newark house for a veteran. The event is organized by Habitat for Humanity’s Newark chapter, in partnership with The G.I. Go Fund.
Location: 424 South Ninth St., Newark.
Contact: Andrea Garcia, 973-315-0300.
11 a.m. – noon. EMERGENCY FOOD TRUCKS — State Human Services Commissioner Jennifer Velez and representatives from the state’s Homeland Security and Preparedness Office and The Salvation Army display three trucks that the state bought with $850,000 in federal grants. The trucks are intended to serve as mobile field kitchens during emergencies and are designed to be used to feed up to 30,000 people a day.
Location: Parking lot on Raritan Avenue, between Center Avenue and Seabreeze Way (behind 60 Carr Ave.), Keansburg.
Contact: Ellen Lovejoy, 609-292-3703.
11 a.m. – noon. PUBLIC SCHOOL MAINTENANCE — Advocates for the Healthy Schools Now coalition will display a collection of photographs entitled “A Blind Eye: The Immorality of Inaction,” during a demonstration on the Statehouse steps. They also will call on Gov. Chris Christie and the state Schools Development Authority to expedite maintenance of school buildings and construct additional school facilities in neighborhoods with a disproportionate number of low-income residents.
Location: Front steps of the Statehouse, 125 West State St., Trenton.
Contact: Mo Kinberg, 510-452-7178 (cell).
11 a.m. NJCU GROUNDBREAKING — New Jersey City University holds groundbreaking ceremony for a $34.6 million project that will transform its science facilities and improve the school’s technology infrastructure.
Location: New Jersey City University, 2039 John F. Kennedy Blvd. West, Jersey City.
Contact: University information office, 201-200-2000.
11:30 a.m. – 2:15 a.m. MENTAL HEALTH FORUM — Leaders of New Jersey’s mental health community hold forum to mark the implications for N.J. of President John Kennedy’s signing of the Community Mental Health Act of 1963. A panel will discuss the future of mental health care in N.J.
Location: Hyatt New Brunswick Hotel, 2 Albany St., New Brunswick.
Contact: Tara DiMilia, 908-369-7168 or 908-884-7024.
6:30 p.m. MSNBC HOST-NJ EXECUTIVES — MSNBC TV host and former Florida Rep. Joe Scarborough discusses the New Jersey governor’s race and how the federal government affects businesses during a speech before the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce. (NOTE: Media planning to attend must first notify Scott Goldstein by sending an email to mailto:email@example.com or by calling him at 609-989-7888, ext. 113, or 609-220-0836.
Location: Pines Manor catering facility, 2085 Lincoln Highway (Roue 27), Edison.
Contacts: Scott Goldstein, 609-989-7888, ext. 113, or 609-220-0836; Ray Zardetto, 609-989-7888 ext. 116 or 908-391-5540.