Middlesex County

Remembering The Past: Sayreville Memories

SAYREVILLE-On Oct. 4, 1918, the T. A. Gillespie Shell-Loading Factory in Morgan exploded, destroying the factory and breaking windows for miles around the area. South Amboy was evacuated and thousands fled their homes to Perth Amboy over the Victory Bridge. Shell parts were still being collected in 1997 from Sayreville’s Eisenhower School.

Summer Food Program Coming To Carteret

CARTERET—The borough will be a participating sponsor in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program for 2009, Mayor Daniel J. Reiman and the Carteret Board of Health announced. The program provides children under 18 with free meals in accordance with a menu approved by the state.

Perth Amboy To Fill School Board Vacancy

PERTH AMBOY—The Perth Amboy Board of Education is looking for a new member to replace Ray Geneske, who offered his resignation as a school board member June 2, just before he pleaded guilty to money laundering charges in connection to his role as the 2006 congressional campaign manager for Joseph Vas, the assemblyman and former mayor.