ISELIN—American Legion T. Nulty Post 471 in Iselin organizing a cookie collection project to show support for American troops overseas during Valentine’s Day.
CARTERET – A Carteret resident faces 12 counts of animal cruelty after being accused of raising pit bulls as partners for fighting dogs in his home.
EAST BRUNSWICK—The Middlesex County Public Health Department will be providing free H1N1 vaccinations on Jan. 20 from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. at the Brunswick Square Mall (JC Penney Wing), 755 Route 18 South, East Brunswick.
CARTERET—Mayor Dan Reiman has announced that the Children’s Charity Trust Fund will be accepting monetary donations to assist with relief efforts in Haiti, where a catastrophic magnitude 7.0 earthquake devastated Port-au-Prince, killing at least 50,000 and affecting approximately 3 million others.
EDISON—On Monday, Jan. 11, Christine Cerminaro of Scotch Plains, the Middle School mathematics teacher at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison, revealed the names of the eighth grade students who won the AMC 8 (American Mathematics Competition).
CARTERET—Mayor Dan Reiman joined Gary Richard, President and C.E.O. of P.C. Richard & Son, in announcing that the electronics retailer’s Carteret warehouse doors will be opened to the public from Jan. 21 through the 26, from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
WOODBRIDGE—The Prodigal Foundation Inc. will host a pancake breakfast and bake sale on Sunday, Feb. 14, from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Woodbridge Elks, 665 Rahway Avenue, Woodbridge.
GREAT LAKES, Ill.—Navy Seaman Apprentice Kevin C. Uszenski, son of June E. and Kevin F. Uszenski of Woodbridge, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
NEWARK – Wayne Puff, the ringleader of a massive Ponzi scheme which defrauded hundreds of investors and mortgage lenders of more than $100 million through a purported real estate investment business, was sentenced to 216 months in federal prison yesterday, First Assistant U.S. Attorney Ralph J. Marra, Jr., announced.
KEASBEY – Wakefern Food Corp. announced Thursday that on behalf of its ShopRite and PriceRite stores, it will donate $250,000 to The American Red Cross to assist in the relief efforts for the earthquake victims in Haiti.