PERTH AMBOY – City Council members failed to adopt an ordinance that would have switched Perth Amboy’s non-partisan municipal elections from May to November starting in 2012 at last week’s meeting.
FORT LEE, Va. – The son of a Carteret couple recently traded his Kevlar helmet for a chef’s hat during one of the largest culinary competitions of its kind in the United States.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Students from three area high schools were recognized last night as winners of Middlesex County’s first ever CleanPower Choice video PSA contest, which produced 30-second videos encouraging viewers to choose renewable energy sources to power their homes and businesses.
WOODBRIDGE –Woodbridge Town Hall will host a one-day ‘Passport Satellite Office’ on Thursday, April 1, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Middlesex County Clerk’s Office, along with the Woodbridge Township Municipal Clerk’s Office, will be accepting applications for U.S. Passports in the Council Meeting Room (First Floor), Woodbridge Municipal Building, located at 1 Main Street.
EDISON—Restaurants from all over the area will be offering samples of their best dishes at the Middlesex County College Alumni Association food tasting on Wednesday, April 21. The event, which will run from 6-9 p.m., is a fundraiser for the association’s scholarship fund.
MIDDLESEX—Our Lady of Mount Virgin Knights of Columbus, Council 12700 is sponsoring “Comedy Knight” on Friday, April 16th at 8pm. The event will feature headliner comedian Joe DeVito, semifinalist on “Last Comic Standing” and comedian Nore Davis, who has been featured at Caroline’s on Broadway.
GREAT LAKES, Ill.—Navy Reserve Seaman Apprentice Dain C. Williams, a 1993 graduate of Edison High School was recently promoted to his current rank upon graduation from recruit training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
PERTH AMBOY—Mayor Wilda Diaz said that individual assistance may be available to private property and business owners as Perth Amboy recovers from a significant storm that took place nearly two weeks ago on Saturday, March 13.
WOODBRIDGE—Authorities are actively investigating the death of an 82-year-old man, who was beaten and robbed in his home in the Fords section of the township, Middlesex County First Assistant Prosecutor Julia McClure and Woodbridge Police Chief William Trenery announced today.
NEW BRUNSWICK – After about four hours of deliberations, a jury convicted a 35-year-old Elizabeth man of murdering a South Plainfield resident in his home during a robbery in April 2008.