EDISON—Paige B. and Elizabeth L’Hommedieu were awarded Middlesex County College’s highest honor in a campus ceremony on Jan. 19. The award, presented each year since 1975, is named for Mr. L’Hommedieu’s father, Paige D. L’Hommedieu, the founding chairman of the college’s Board of Trustees and an executive with Johnson & Johnson.
NEW BRUNSWICK—Investigators are hoping to question an unidentified man who may be able to provide information on the fatal stabbing of a 60-year-old city resident last November.
NEW BRUNSWICK – Friday, a jury convicted Carteret resident Keith McBride of causing the death of a 42-year-old Rahway man during a 2006 robbery.
Thrift Shop Sale • Jan. 22 & 23 from 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Best Friend Dog & Animal Adoption is holding a 50% off sale at their thrift shop, located at 1750 E. Second St., Scotch Plains. Proceeds support animal rescue efforts. Donations of new/lightly used items are accepted. For info, call 1-732-388-8930.
EDISON – A gas leak led to an explosion that destroyed a lawyer’s office on Route 27 on Monday morning.
CARTERET—The Carteret Public Library is holding a “B.Y.O.B. Book Sale.” Bring your own grocery store bag and fill it with book sale items and pay only $2.
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.