Middlesex County

Woodbridge “Safe & Secure” Program at Work to Identify “Special Needs” Residents

By Mayor John E. McCormac The most important task we have in municipal government is to make sure that every Woodbridge Township resident with a “Special Need” is “Safe & Secure” during an emergency. As we have seen over the…

Neighborhood Residents Add Fall Décor to Amboy Ave.

EDISON—The Clara Barton section of Edison now has a true autumn feel thanks to a recent fall planting. Three dozen area residents spent a recent Saturday morning on the area’s main thoroughfare – Amboy Avenue – planting orange, yellow, pink…

Mayor, Assemblyman Lead Election Forum

EDISON—On Friday, Oct. 3, The Wardlaw-Hartridge School hosted a forum on the upcoming presidential election. Edison Mayor Jun H. Choi, a Democrat, and Assemblyman Jon Bramnick (R-Union County) addressed the Upper School students and parents.   Choi focused on the campaign of…

South Amboy Honors Police, Firefighters, Volunteers

by Diane Norek Harrison SOUTH AMBOY—The Pete Kenny Association, along with the Middlesex County Emerald Society, held Police, Fire and Volunteer Day on Oct. 12 at the Blue Moon Café on Broadway. South Amboy police officers Patrolman Matt Barcheski, Patrolman…

Collection Of Hope

  Collection Of Hope—Shruti Nadkarni of Edison, a freshman at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison, spent her summer vacation conducting a food drive for Hands of Hope for the Community, an Edison-based food pantry/soup kitchen. Nadkarni set her goal of…

Carteret Announces Planned Street Upgrades

CARTERET—Mayor Daniel J. Reiman and Councilwoman Iris Colon, chair of Public Works, have announced that approximately $910,000 has been earmarked for local road improvements. The funds will be provided through the town’s capital fund, which is also comprised of monies…

Another South Amboy Landmark Demolished

  Another South Amboy Landmark Demolished—The remains, as of Oct. 9, of the famous South Amboy Briggs Chevrolet building which was located on Main Street for many years. It later became Multi-Care Ambulance Service and has been empty for years.…

Remembering the Past: Doctors Who Once Practiced In Perth Amboy

By Diane Norek Harrison PERTH AMBOY—Here are some of the many doctors and dentists that once practiced in Perth Amboy in 1953 from material given to me for my column: I.P. Avchen-dentist; 188 Hall Ave., Dr. Sami Bernstein; 165 Smith…

Pain Planned In Perth Amboy

PERTH AMBOY—A $532 tax hike for the average homeowner and the elimination of 27 municipal jobs are among the sacrifices called for in the Perth Amboy municipal budget proposed by Mayor Wilda Diaz. The layoffs and tax hike efforts to…