NEWARK—A former employee of a Hudson County based interstate trucking company pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud in connection with his scheme to defraud the business of over $900,000, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
EDISON—Upper School students from The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison Charles Kennedy of Watchung, Mariel Kennedy of Watchung, Adhiraj Sirohi of Edison, Charles Pivnichny of Plainfield, Alex Wang of Somerville, Daniel Marques of Elizabeth, Saheela Ibraheem of Piscataway, and Greg Lamparello of Watchung attended the Junior Statesmen of America Convention in Washington, D.C. from Feb. 26 to 28.
AVENEL—Woodbridge Mayor John McCormac visited the children at the Woodbridge Child Care Center in Avenel on March 4 to read to them in celebration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday.
NEW BRUNSWICK—PSE&G Children’s Specialized Hospital is offering a free seminar for parents and caregivers of children with food allergies titled, “Managing Your Child’s Food Allergies” on Monday, March 8, at 6:30 p.m. at PSE&G Children’s Specialized Hospital, 200 Somerset Street, New Brunswick.
TRENTON – A Newark woman was sentenced yesterday for assisting a former employee of the City of Newark in a conspiracy to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars from the federally funded Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program by means of fraudulent vouchers.
PERTH AMBOY – Representatives from Perth Amboy Public Schools will present a check for over $19,000 to the American Red Cross to help with the Haiti earthquake relief efforts today.
WOODBRIDGE – The Woodbridge Township Department of Health & Human Services reports that the H1N1 flu virus remains active and that the chance of contracting H1N1 remains a serious health threat.
EDISON—Middlesex County College has signed an articulation agreement with St. Peter’s College in Jersey City that links the two schools’ Biotechnology programs. Middlesex students who graduate with a grade point average of 2.75 or better in Biotechnology will be guaranteed admission into the St. Peter’s Bachelor of Science Biotechnology program.
ISELIN – Students at Kennedy Park School in Iselin raised $1,100 for the Red Cross Haiti earthquake relief efforts through a “Hearts for Haiti” program. Students designed paper hearts and donated $1 to display them in the school’s main hallway.
NORTH BRUNSWICK—Tickets are on sale for performances of “Fiddler On The Roof,” North Brunswick’s 40th Anniversary Musical sponsored by the township Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services.