EDISON—Nia Allen-Lee of Parlin, a senior at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison, worked with fifth graders on Nov. 24 to launch a letter-writing and photo campaign established by Massachusetts Senator John Kerry for U.S. troops overseas.
EDISON – The United State Marine Corps Reserve will collect new, unwrapped toys for the Toys For Tots program every Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 20 at the Santa Court in the Nordstrom Wing of Menlo Park Mall.
PERTH AMBOY – Police arrested a South Amboy motorist who was charged with vehicular homicide after striking a pedestrian Tuesday morning on Route 35 in Perth Amboy, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Perth Amboy Deputy Chief E.J. McDonald.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY—Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Freeholder Mildred S. Scott announced plans to purchase electronic fingerprint-recording and verification equipment for five police departments in the county.
CARTERET – Ty Low Productions will debut their play “A Grandmother’s Prayers” for two consecutive nights at the Renaissance Church in Carteret on Dec. 11 and 12.
EDISON—Outgoing Mayor Jun Choi and Mayor-Elect Toni Ricigliano are teaming up with the Citizens’ Campaign and the Metuchen Edison Woodbridge YMCA to host an Edison Call to Service, an initiative to recruit a new generation of civic leaders in Edison.
WOODBRIDGE-PERTH AMBOY-In previous Thanksgiving columns, I wrote about the annual Woodbridge-St. Mary’s Perth Amboy football games from 1932 and 1933. I was not able to pinpoint the exact year of this game, but it was in with a bunch of 1930s material given to me.
EDISON—Multi [Ply], an exhibition of fine artwork, was held at Middlesex County in November through Dec. 10. The work explored the physical and graphic attributes of paper.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Middlesex County freeholders will not name a new director of shared services. The position has been vacant since the previous director left last September.
NEWARK—Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) announced last week it is offering free home energy audits and free or low-cost energy conservation measures to eligible customers in the 25 Urban Enterprise Zone (UEZ) municipalities located in the utility’s service territory.