Middlesex County

Disgraced Ex-Mayor Attacks Officials: Interrupts council with complaints about South Amboy investment

CARTERET — Ex-Mayor James Failace has emerged after six years of public silence, leveling personal attacks to stir up political support for candidates challenging allies of the current mayor in the weeks before the Nov. 4 election. Failace, whose bid…

“Taste of Woodbridge” Promotes Local Cuisine, Causes

WOODBRIDGE – The 1st annual “Taste of Woodbridge” proves it’s possible to eat, drink, be merry. . . and support your local community non-profits. The 17-vendor food and beverage showcase is set for Friday, Oct. 10 from 6-10 p.m. at…

NJCU Softball Coach To Be Inducted Into Carteret Hall Of Fame

CARTERET—New Jersey City University head softball coach Bridgette Quimpo will become the first female inducted into the Carteret High School Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, Oct. 25, as part of that school’s second induction ceremonies. Quimpo, a four-year, three-sport…

Woodbridge Golden Bears And More Sports Memories

By Diane Norek Harrison WOODBRIDGE-Here are some great sports memories from former area resident Harold Miller: “Diane, I thought I would write about the Woodbridge Golden Bears for the years I played for them from 1947 to 1954 when they…

Edison Scholars Commended

EDISON – Three seniors at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison have been named Commended Students in the 2009 National Merit Scholarship Program. They are Krishna Chandrasekaran and Manish Kewalramani of Edison, and Sahil Zubair of Scotch Plains.  

Carteret Requires Background Checks For Youth Organizations

CARTERET— Employees and volunteers of all youth organizations who receive public subsidies or use borough fields will have to undergo mandatory criminal background checks, mandated by a recently-passed ordinance. The ordinance, which was passed unanimously on Sept. 9, will provide…

Mayoral Recognition

  Mayoral Recognition—On Sept. 22, Edison Mayor Jun H. Choi, a first degree black belt, issued formal proclamations recognizing the achievements of Ricky Azari and Christopher Azari in Taekwondo. Ricky is a third grader and Christopher is a kindergartener at…

Woodbridge Announces Flu Shot Clinics

WOODBRIDGE – The Woodbridge Township Department of Health & Human Services has scheduled flu and pneumonia clinics for Oct. 7 and 22. Mayor John McCormac said the Health Department’s professional nursing staff will administer the flu and pneumonia vaccine on…

Edison Preserves Former Superfund Site

  EDISON—Mayor Jun Choi, along with federal, state and local leaders, announced the township’s purchase and preservation of the former Chemical Insecticide Corp.   “On this historic day, we take hold of a piece of property that was once contaminated…