MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Area communities will celebrate Independence Day this weekend. Carteret, Woodbridge and Edison are planning fireworks displays, while Perth Amboy will commemorate the holiday by ringing a replica of the Liberty Bell.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY – A 44-year-old man from Piscataway died of complications from novel H1N1 Influenza A in JFK Hospital in Edison on Saturday.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY – A grand jury indicted nine reputed gang members last Friday, charging that they were part of a drug distribution ring broken up by police in April.
NEW BRUNSWICK—New York Blood Center will hold about two dozen blood drives in July as part of Bloodstock, a regional effort by local students to help save lives and earn scholarships for their hard work.
METUCHEN—The New Hope Baptist Church will be host vacation Bible school from July 20 through July 31. This year’s theme is “The Jesus Chronicles.”
SOUTH BRUNSWICK—Middlesex County students entering 5th through 8th grades are invited to attend a summer day program at the County’s Extension office called “Eco- Adventures at the EARTH Center”.
NEW BRUNSWICK – A special “O” blood drive will be held at New Jersey Blood Services (NJBS) on Thursday, July 2, from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 167 New Street, New Brunswick. This unique drive will be open particularly to individuals who have type “O” blood.
WOODBRIDGE – Two Woodbridge ambulance squads are reportedly close to signing a merger agreement.
SOUTH AMBOY – Mayor John O’Leary is working to clear his name after receiving a subpoena last week as the result of an anonymous letter circulating in the city that him with abusing his office.
FARMINGDALE, N.Y.—As a kick-off to the U.S. Open National Championship, youngsters who participate in First Tee of Middlesex County’s golf and life skills went to Bethpage State Park for U.S. Open Junior Day.