PERTH AMBOY – Now through Dec. 18, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Perth Amboy is collecting winter coats, hats and gloves in conjunction with the Perth Amboy Salvation Army.
EDISON – Township officials will light Edison’s 20-foot live blue spruce Christmas tree on Tuesday, Dec. 8. The celebration will begin at 7 p.m. in front of the Heritage at Clara Barton, Amboy Avenue and 3rd Street, Edison.
NEW BRUNSWICK—There’s still time to purchase tickets for a 50/50 Mega Lottery being sponsored by New Brunswick Elks Lodge 324.
EDISON—On Dec. 2 and 3, Lower School students at the Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison got a jump start on their shopping during the Wardlaw-Hartridge Parents Association’s Holiday Boutique.
PERTH AMBOY – St. John’s Church, 404 Division Street, Perth Amboy, is planning a Christmas bake sale.
WOODBRIDGE – Mayor John McCormac will officiate the annual tree lighting ceremony at The Barron Arts Center on Friday, Dec. 4, from 5-7 p.m. The event will also mark the opening of the arts center’s annual holiday exhibition of model trains.
CARTERET—The borough awards a $1.1 million construction contract for Industrial Highway improvements to Fai-Gon Electric of Piscataway, Mayor Dan Reiman announced this week. Construction is slated to begin by the end of 2009 and should be completed by the fall of 2010, the mayor said.
WOODBRIDGE– In the spirit of the season of giving, a Woodbridge second grader is organizing a holiday collection for Angel PAWS, a non-profit, all volunteer organization dedicated to helping stray and abandoned and homeless animals.
PERTH AMBOY—The Jewish Renaissance Foundation is still accepting applications for the Neighborhood Stabilization Program.
NEW BRUNSWICK—Twenty participants graduated Dec. 1, from Middlesex County Drug Court, which held a ceremony in recognition of the dedication and hard work they exhibited to successfully complete an intensive probationary and drug treatment program.