PERTH AMBOY – The William C. McGinnis School is in the running for a $50,000 grant from Pepsi to expand its current laptop program. In the year 2010 Pepsi will give millions of dollars to fund proposals in various areas, including education.
TRENTON—Throughout February and March 2010, the New Jersey State Library, the New Jersey Library Association and libraries throughout New Jersey plan to honor the legacy of Abraham Lincoln, as part of the national Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commemoration, by collecting pennies.
WOODBRIDGE–In the spirit of giving back to the community, the Barron Arts Center will continue to collect items for the Mayor’s Food Pantry, Woodbridge Animal Shelter and Angel PAWS at all programs and events throughout the year.
NEW BRUNSWICK – A Superior Court judge sentenced a South Amboy man to 30 years in prison for murdering his live-in girlfriend and the attempted murder of four children, three of which belonged to him.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Middlesex County agreed to a nearly $1 million settlement to end a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by five female sheriff’s officers against the county and sheriff’s department in 2004.
AVENEL – At a public meeting held at Avenel Middle School Monday, Woodbridge school officials began preparing contingency plans if state school aid is cut.
NEW BRUNSWICK—Students from Middlesex County College will be available to assist the public in preparing their tax returns. The assistance, by appointment only, is available on Fridays and Saturdays during tax season.
Fish & Chips Dinner • Feb. 5 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. – Linden Presbyterian Church, 1506 Orchard Terr., will hold a fish & chips dinner prepared by Argyle’s of Kearny. Tickets will be $15 at the door, if available.
EDISON – The Edison Recreation Department has updated the Men’s Basketball League standings.
WOODBRIDGE –Woodbridge Town Hall will host a one-day ‘Passport Satellite Office’ on Thursday, Feb. 4, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Middlesex County Clerk’s Office, along with the Woodbridge Township Municipal Clerk’s Office, will be accepting applications for U.S. passports in the Council Meeting Room (First Floor), Woodbridge Municipal Building, located at 1 Main Street.