Middlesex County

Piscataway Man Pleads Guilty In Medicaid Fraud Investigation

TRENTON –The owner of a Newark pharmacy pleaded guilty 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.

Fire Safety Reminder

SOUTH AMBOY—South Amboy firefighters shoveled out the fire hydrants in the city after the big Feb. 10 snowstorm. It is important if you live near a fire hydrant to make sure they are visible and accessible for firefighters in case of emergency, fire officials said.

Community Calendar

Clearance Sale • Now through March 6 – Best Friend Dog & Animal Adoption is having a winter clothing clearance sale at their thrift shop, 1750 E. Second St., Scotch Plains. The store is open from 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. every day except Sunday. Proceeds benefit the animal rescue group. For info, call 1-732-388-8930.

Creative Recyclers Rewarded

EDISON—Lower School students at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison put their artistic skills to the test, as well as their motivation to “go green” recently when they crafted dollhouses, mailboxes, board games, vases, and other projects from recycled materials.

Wakeman Completes Basic Training

PARRIS ISLAND, S.C.—Marine Corps Pfc. Matthew P. Wakeman, son of Patricia and Mark Wakeman of Metuchen, recently completed 12 weeks of basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C. designed to challenge new Marine recruits both physically and mentally.