EDISON—The Middlesex County Public Health Department’s Cancer Coalition, the Robert Wood Johnson South Asian Total Health Initiative and the Cancer Institute of New Jersey are sponsoring a cancer screening and education event.
NEW BRUNSWICK – George Street Playhouse will donate a portion of the proceeds from ticket sales to the Saturday, April 17, matinee performance of “A Canine Comedy” to All-Star Pet Rescue.
WOODBRIDGE—The Woodbridge Township Department of Health & Human Services and the Mayor’s Wellness Campaign are hosting a day-long series of free health and wellness events, information sessions, and physical fitness programs, including sign-up registration for “Shape-Up Woodbridge ~ 2010” on Saturday, April 10.
OLD BRIDGE — Police are investigating the death of a woman who was found today in her home in Old Bridge, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Old Bridge Police Chief Thomas H. Collow.
Go figure: Dumont, a snakepit of a town known best for political contributions leading to professional favors, is considering a strict pay-to-play law that would make it something of a pioneer in North Jersey — thanks to Citizens’ Campaign, a grass-roots group that so far, has attracted 5,000 participants who hope to stem corruption… which should, in turn, help curb property taxes.
EDISON—Edison police are searching for a 43-year-old man who was recently released from Trenton Psychiatric and had been placed in a group home in the township.
CARTERET—The Carteret Fire Department has received a $2,500 fire prevention grant from FM Global, one of the world’s largest property insurers.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Middlesex Democrats Senator Joseph F. Vitale and Assemblymen John S. Wisniewski and Craig J. Coughlin sent a letter Tuesday to Gov. Chris Christie asking him to help inform the public and prepare New Jersey departments and agencies in advance of the government of Puerto Rico invalidating all birth certificates issued prior to July 1, 2010.
TRENTON – The owner of a Newark pharmacy was sentenced Tuesday in connection with an investigation into pharmacy owners and employees who bought completed prescription forms for HIV/AIDS drugs from indigent patients so Medicaid could be billed for drugs that were never actually dispensed, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced.
PERTH AMBOY—Mayor Wilda Diaz has established the first Historic Preservation Commission in the City of Perth Amboy.