EDISON – A plan to build a Jehovah’s Witness center on a privately-owned parcel of land within the Dismal Swamp wildlife sanctuary in Edison is creating controversy.
EDISON – Carmelo Vaticano resigned from Edison’s school board last week. He cited time constraints caused by recent additions to his duties as a deputy chief in the Edison Police Department.
PERTH AMBOY – Changing demographics and a diminishing congregation forced the 80-year-old John Calvin Magyar Reformed Church to merge with the Hungarian Reformed Church in Woodbridge earlier this year. Now the Perth Amboy church building in on the real estate market, with a $750,000 asking price.
SAYREVILLE – The Middlesex County Public Health Department will be conducting H1N1 clinics for the “high risk” target groups by appointment only on Nov. 24 and Dec. 1.
WOODBRDIGE – Municipal tax bills would go up $129 for the average Woodbridge homeowner under a proposed 2010 budget unveiled by Mayor John McCormac last week.
WOODBRIDGE—Mayor John E. McCormac announced the kick-off of Woodbridge Township’s 2009 “Season of Giving” holiday food drive last week.
EDISON—Sustainable Jersey representatives announced that Edison Township has met the rigorous requirements to achieve Sustainable Jersey Certification. Edison is one of 28 towns out of hundreds that applied for the environmentally-friendly certification.
PERTH AMBOY – After numerous complaints, New Jersey Transit is finally moving forward with plans to make the Perth Amboy train station handicapped accessible.
SAYREVILLE – Police arrested a Sayreville man and an Atlantic Highlands woman and charged them with breaking into five Sayreville homes over a two month period.
Here is some feedback I received from readers:
EDISON-I received another e-mail after my April 17 column that the candy store in Menlo Park Mall was Barricini’s. I also heard from another person who would go to this candy store to buy delicious “Fanny Farmer” candy.