MIDDLESEX COUNTY — Police have been setting up sobriety checkpoints around the county as part of an effort to keep motorists safe during the holiday season, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced yesterday.
NEWARK–On Tuesday, Dec. 14, eight-year-old Justin Martin and his father delivered 100 bears from Build-A-Bear Workshop to Children’s Hospital of New Jersey.
PERTH AMBOY—Raritan Bay Medical Center held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a newly-expanded and renovated emergency department at its Perth Amboy hospital yesterday.
NEWARK—Pediatric pulmonologist Sushmita Mikkilineni, M.D., already knew the dangers of secondhand smoke to children from years of treating young asthmatic patients.
Director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck’s “The Tourist,” a big, bountiful cat-and-mouser with hardly hidden aspirations to “Charade” (1963) and “North by Northwest” (1959), is like a fully loaded luxury car. While the overindulgence initially impresses, after a while you long for the engineering and élan of a much more sophisticated ride.
HACKENSACK – EarthCam, a webcam network headquartered in Hackensack, announced its 12th annual list of the world’s “25 Most Interesting Webcams.”
Overheard at the mall this weekend: “I want new Uggs for Christmas, Mom, and not those knock-off ones because they’re not good. I could also use a new Coach bag and, oh yeah, a navy blue cashmere sweater. And you could tell Aunt Janice she could get me a gift certificate to Sephora. Okay?”
FLORHAM PARK–With the national average price for a gallon of regular gas nearly $3 a gallon, many drivers are saying “bah humbug” at the gas pump this holiday season.
Holiday Bazaar • Dec. 18 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. – The Linden/Roselle Community Center, 1238 St. Georges Ave., Linden will host a holiday bazaar. Raffles, food & door prizes.
CARTERET — Mayor Dan Reiman is appealing to the Middlesex County Executive Superintendent of schools to block a recently renegotiated contract extension and salary increase for the Carteret School Superintendent.