MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Monday was the deadline for school board candidates to file nominating petitions to run in the April 20 school elections. These are the candidates from Middlesex County.
ELIZABETH – Authorities arrested a Woodbridge man last week who allegedly used a stolen identity to avoid traffic fines.
CARTERET—The New Jersey Enterprise Zone Authority has extended Carteret’s Urban Enterprise Zone designation 15 years, Mayor Dan Reiman and the Economic Development Office announced Monday.
SOMERSET – With New Jersey’s unemployment rate at 10 percent, non-profit and religious organizations are doing their part to help the jobless find work and provide spiritual support at the same time.
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.
NEW BRUNSWICK—Alfredo DeBonis, a master chef and restaurateur at New Brunswick Elks Lodge 324, is offering a special seafood and pasta menu during Lent on Fridays through April 2.
I received the following: “Diane, You make people feel good by reminding them of the joy of a more innocent time, and a lot of times that makes their day. It comes so naturally to you that you don’t even see it as special…well it is. Keep writing stuff that make people happy and brings them together…you do that well.”
EDISON—“Site of Departure, Source of Arrival,” a celebration of Indian art and dance at Middlesex County College, has been rescheduled for Friday, March 12. A snowstorm blanketed the area on the original date in February.
EDISON—Through its annual Read Across America celebration on March 2, the National Education Association is encouraging schools, libraries, community centers and other organizations to “build a nation of readers” by bringing children, teenagers and books together.
NEW BRUNSWICK — An Edison man accused of abandoning his 20-month-old daughter at a Delaware gas station has pleaded not guilty to killing the girl’s mother.