MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Two former judges are the leading contenders to replace South Amboy Mayor John O’Leary on the Democratic ticket this fall to run for a seat in the state Assembly now held by Joseph Vas.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Freeholders announced last month that they will use $1 million in federal stimulus money to convert a 3.5-mile stretch of abandoned railroad tracks through Woodbridge, Edison and Metuchen into a bicycle and pedestrian trail.
NEW BRUNSWICK—A Rahway man pleaded not guilty to an aggravated manslaughter charge connected to an alleged street racing crash in Woodbridge that fatally injured an Edison man last March.
NEW BRUNSWICK – A grand jury decided not to indict an 18-year-old Rahway man on criminal charges in connection with a May accident that left a 16-year-old Colonia girl dead and another girl seriously injured.
ISELIN – A Monday morning fire damaged a restaurant on Oak Tree Road, authorities said.
SAYREVILLE – The New Jersey chapter of the Sierra Club, the nation’s oldest and largest grassroots environmental organization, recently announced their endorsement of John Wisniewski (D-Sayreville) in his bid to represent the 19th Legislative District in the General Assembly.
NEW BRUNSWICK—A New Brunswick man has been sentenced to serve up to 13 years in a New Jersey state prison for robbing a city cab driver at gunpoint, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced last week.
WOODBRIDGE – The township will implement a “Buy & Shop Local” campaign geared to provide shopping incentives to Woodbridge residents while offering support to local business and industry, Mayor John McCormac said.
MILLTOWN—The Women’s Center at Jewish Family and Vocational Service of Middlesex County is presenting two workshops for women.
EAST BRUNSWICK – The Middlesex County Federation of Democratic Women will host a celebration luncheon at the East Brunswick Chateau on Oct. 4.