Middlesex County

Morgan’s Past

by Diane Norek Harrison SAYREVILLE-In 2007, I received an email from Morgan resident Frances Drake asking me if I had any past information on the Morgan section of Sayreville. She was writing a paper for a class at Rutgers University.…

County Grant Boosts Push To Revitalize Edison Tower

EDISON—The continued efforts to revitalize the Edison Memorial Tower received a boost via a $375,000 grant from Middlesex County. “We’re grateful to the Middlesex County Freeholders for standing with us in our commitment to revitalizing this jewel in our community,”…

Crabiel Touts County Services, Points To Fiscal Prudence In Annual Speech

MIDDLESEX COUNTY—In 2008, Middlesex County enhanced its outstanding portfolio of programs and services while tightening its belt to meet the economic challenges facing the nation, said Freeholder Director David R. Crabiel in his 2008 State of the County Address on…

Woodbridge Captures State Recognition As “New Jersey Healthy Town”

By Mayor John McCormac I am proud to report that Woodbridge has received a prestigious, statewide honor from the New Jersey League of Municipalities and the statewide Mayors’ Wellness Committee as a “New Jersey Healthy Town.”  The award – we…

Carteret Moves Forward With Health & Wellness Center

CARTERET—The borough moved forward with the Carteret Health and Wellness Center project earlier this week. Mayor Dan Reiman and the Borough Council welcomed Greg Matzel from Cooke Avenue Developers, L.L.C., Middlesex Freeholder Ron Rios, and borough residents for a ceremony…

Remembering the Past: A Mixture Of Facts From Past South Amboy

by Diane Norek Harrison SOUTH AMBOY—Here is another “cleaning out my folders” column from my own research: The Long Ferry at the foot of High Street in Perth Amboy that went from South Amboy to Perth Amboy started in 1684.…

Bush To Attend NJ Fundraiser

STATE—President George W. Bush plans attend a Colts Neck fundraiser on Monday Sept 22 for Republican Congressional candidates, state Sen. Leonard Lance (R-Hunterdon) and Medford Mayor Chris Myers. The visit has given Democrats a chance to again link their rivals…

Traffic Changes On Route 1 In Edison And Woodbridge

STATE—The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) today announced upcoming traffic pattern changes on Route 1 as part of a $56.8 million project to widen Route 1 from north of Route 287 to south of the Garden State Parkway in…

Colonia Middle School Embarks On Holocaust Remembrance Project

COLONIA—Ever since Cheryl Coen, a geography teacher at Colonia Middle School, saw the “Paper Clips Project” honoring Holocaust victims, she wanted to try her own project that would be just as effective in illustrating to her students what six to…