SOUTH AMBOY – With Police Chief James Wallis on medical leave for an undetermined amount of time, Police Captain Darren LaVigne has been named the city’s acting police chief, according to Mayor John T. O’Leary.
CARTERET – Teens will soon have their own room with comfortable chairs, new computers and iPod docking stations at the Carteret Public Library.
SOUTH RIVER—In our busy everyday lives, it’s easy to just live through our days and never relate or even care that others may need us. There is a group that does care, and works very hard to aid those in need. That group is the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.
NEW BRUNSWICK – A 24-year-old Woodbridge resident was sentenced to eight years in prison for causing a crash that killed one Perth Amboy police officer and seriously injured another last year.
PISCATAWAY – Middlesex County Freeholder Ronald G. Rios and Piscataway Township Mayor Brian C. Wahler have announced that the township will contract with the Middlesex County Public Health Department to provide public health services to township residents.
WOODBRIDGE—The Woodbridge Township Department of Health & Human Services will administer seasonal flu and pneumonia vaccine to township residents on Tuesday, Sept. 22, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Woodbridge Health Center, 2 George Frederick Plaza, in Woodbridge.
CARTERET—For 34 years the arrival of September in Carteret has brought with it the town’s Ethnic Day Festival, a day full of entertainment, foods, and crafts that celebrate the diversity that comprises this suburban community.
PERTH AMBOY – Fourteen foreclosed homes in the Greater Budapest area of Perth Amboy will be purchased and renovated using federal funds, then resold to help low-income families obtain affordable housing.
EDISON—Patriotism and the solemnity of Sept. 11 were not overlooked by second graders at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison, who created greeting cards for a local soldier serving in the United States Navy.
EDISON—Belching smokestacks, colossal clock cogs, the ribbed wreckage of a crashed zeppelin, all under lit by the blazing Fires of Industry, Dawson’s steam-punk version of Anthony Burgess’s “A Clockwork Orange” features a soundtrack of Beethoven symphonies screened through the fractious filters of punk, thrash, and techno, then scribble scratched by a goggle-eyed DJ sitting atop a scaffolded clock tower that rises 15 feet above the boards.