MIDDLESEX COUNTY—Applications are now being accepted for the Middlesex County Youth Conservation Corps, whose mission is “to protect and preserve natural areas from misuse, polluters and the forces of nature” at the 7,000 acres of Open Space owned and maintained by Middlesex County.
SOUTH AMBOY—Tom Reilly of South Amboy just completed his first semester at Rutgers University Piscataway/New Brunswick with a 4.0 GPA and was named to the dean’s list.
CARTERET—Verizon’s multi-phase expansion of its West Carteret data center is near complete, Mayor Dan Reiman announced last week. The $15 million project will provide an additional 47,000 square feet of data storage accommodations, and will precede an additional expansion to the west of the site.
WOODBRIDGE– Judy Krall-Russo, Historian, educator, speaker, and restaurant consultant, will present “Valentine’s Day Traditions: Flowers, Fans & Chocolate with a Touch of Champagne” at the Barron Arts Center on Thursday, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m.
Blood Drive • Jan. 29 from 2:30-7:30 p.m. – Valley Road School, 150 Valley Road, Clark, will host a blood drive. For info, call 1-800-933-2566.
EDISON—The Wardlaw-Hartridge Parents’ Association (WHPA) held its popular Scholastic Book Fair for Lower School students in Pre-Kindergarten through fifth grade on Jan. 21 and 22 in the Oakwood Room at the Edison-based co-educational, college-preparatory independent school.
PERTH AMBOY—A Perth Amboy man has been charged with killing his wife, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Deputy Chief E. J. McDonald of the Perth Amboy Police Department.
PERTH AMBOY – Police arrested a Perth Amboy man and charged him with murdering a woman whose body was dumped in Virginia, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced.
EDISON – Next week, Edison voters will decide whether to approve an ambitious school renovation and construction plan that would cost $166.8 million.
AVENEL – The Avenel Golden Circle Seniors run monthly trips to Atlantic City on the first Thursday of each month. The trips leave from the First Presbyterian Church parking lot, 631 East Woodbridge Avenue in Avenel, at 8:30 a.m. The cost is $20 per person.