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.
EAST BRUNSWICK — 4-H of Middlesex County is looking for vendors to participate in their 4-H Yard Sale.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY—County officials tested a new model for the County Public Health Department’s Pharmaceutical Distribution Program, which would be used during mass emergency situations.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY—Five new classes in web design will be offered at Middlesex County College – two of them in the fall and the others in the spring of 2010.
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—Do you have a green thumb? If you do, enter the Perth Amboy Home Gardener’s Contest sponsored by The Royal Garden Club By The Bay.
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.
CARTERET—Carteret Mayor Reiman recently joined with Councilman Vinny Bellino to announce that the borough has received $4,500, an appropriation requested to help finance its 4th annual “Concerts by the Bay” series. The arts grant was awarded by Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission, and will fund its popular live music series at Waterfront Park.
POINT PLEASANT BEACH – On Tuesday, Attorney General Anne Milgram announced a comprehensive law enforcement and public awareness effort by the Divisions of Alcoholic Beverage Control and Highway Traffic Safety to combat underage drinking in Jersey Shore resort areas this summer.
EDISON – Police have charged an Edison man with robbing a Route 27 bank earlier this month, authorities said.