MIDDLESEX COUNTY—To help promote a love of reading in school-aged children in New Jersey, Assemblyman Craig J. Coughlin participated in “National Read Across America Day.”
EDISON—Fifth graders at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison marked “Pi Day,” a celebration of March 14 related to the number that represents a circle’s circumference-to-diameter ratio 3.14, by calculating pi during various activities.
MIDDLESEX—Our Lady of Mount Virgin School will host an open house for pre-k, kindergarten and first grade students on Sunday, April 18. The open house will take place from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. with story time and activity at noon.
EDISON—The finals of the New Jersey Science Olympiad were held at Middlesex County College on March 16. The Olympiad is a science competition designed to stimulate interest in science and technology.
STATE – Local school districts found out just how much state aid they would lose under Gov. Chris Christie’s budget proposal on Thursday. Some suburban districts would see their aid eliminated entirely, while urban districts stand to be the biggest losers in pure dollar value.
CARTERET—Mayor Reiman joined with Councilman and Parks Commissioner Vinny Bellino today to announce that certain public services, including those involving tree removal following this recent storm event, will be extended to residents during declared states of emergency.
TRENTON—The Department of Environmental Protection temporarily closed to shellfish harvesting about 27,800 acres of Raritan Bay, Sandy Hook Bay, the Navesink River and the Shrewsbury River to protect public health from the adverse water-quality effects of last weekend’s nor’easter.
EDISON—Jewish Family & Vocational Service of Middlesex County recently announced that caregivers now have another resource for assistance with the responsibilities for their loved ones.
CAMDEN—A former New Brunswick official was sentenced to nine years in federal prison for attempting to hire a hit man to murder his wife, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
CARTERET—Borough officials have announced that a contract to lease a portion of the municipal finance building will be awarded to Investors Savings Bank. According to the pending agreement, Carteret will receive $30,000 a year in lease payments from the corporate…