Middlesex County

County Details Plans For Reconstruction Of Contaminated Carteret Park

MIDDLESEX COUNTY—Middlesex County and Carteret officials announced the county’s plans for the remediation and reconstruction of Joseph Medwick Park, now that the county has completed its environmental studies on the 83-acre park. “It is a project, that once complete, will…

Season’s First Human Cases Of West Nile Reported

STATE—The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services today reported this season’s first human cases of West Nile virus (WNV) infection in a 65-year-old Middlesex County man and 73-year-old Burlington County man. Both men experienced fever, headache and altered…

Sayreville Man Admits Running Steroid Manufacturing Operation Out of Home

NEWARK – A Sayreville man pleaded guilty Tuesday to operating a steroid manufacturing operation out of his home, and to the illegal possession of two firearms, U.S. Attorney Christopher J. Christie announced. Alfred Scarpa, 35, pleaded guilty before U.S. District…

Memories Of 1920s Woodbridge

by Diane Norek Harrison WOODBRIDGE-This is from some of my own material dated 1920: The beautiful High School on Barron avenue was built in 1911. There are, in addition, seven excellent public schools, located as follows: No. 1, Central Avenue,…

Buono Wants To Stop Kids From Getting High On Cough Medicine

EDISON – At a news conference at Edison High School last week, State Senator Barbara Buono unveiled legislation she is sponsoring with Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean Jr., to stop children from purchasing some cough and cold remedies. The bill…

Senior Olympics Set To Open Saturday

WOODBRIDGE—Mayor John E. McCormac, along with representatives from the New Jersey Senior Olympic Committee, Senior Olympians and gold medalists, competing senior athletes, and world-class Olympic competitors and sport champions, will open the 2008 New Jersey Senior Olympic Games at 10…

YMCA Announces Program To Fight Childhood Obesity

PERTH AMBOY—The Raritan Bay Area YMCA will offer a new after-school program, Healthy U, to children in local YMCA after-school sites in Perth Amboy to help fight childhood obesity. The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey’s Healthy U program is a…

Early Perth Amboy History

By Diane Norek Harrison PERTH AMBOY-In honor of Perth Amboy’s 325th Anniversary here is some early history of the city. This column is from material given to me a while back by readers Rose (Tarloski) and Jerry Celecki: Perth Amboy…

Colonia Man Pleads “Not Guilty” In Cop’s Death

NEW BRUNSWICK—A 23-year-old Colonia man wept and pleaded not guilty to vehicular manslaughter during his arraignment before a Superior Court judge last week. Sean McGuirk is charged in the death of Perth Amboy police officer Thomas Raji, who was fatally…

Carteret Council Expands Sewer Rebate Program

CARTERET—Mayor Dan Reiman joined with Public Works Commissioner Iris Colon last week to announce that the borough’s popular “Senior Sewer Rebate” program has been expanded to include veterans and disabled residents. Through the program, qualifying residents may apply for a…