Middlesex County

Woodbridge Announces “Live Where You Work Program”

WOODBRIDGE – Woodbridge Mayor John McCormac and Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (HMFA) Executive Director Marge Della Vecchia joined Department of Community Affairs’ (DCA) Commissioner Joseph Doria last week at 239 Wall Street, a 3-bedroom home in the Menlo Park…

Remembering the Past: Raritan Township Schools

By Diane Norek Harrison EDISON-This is from my own material dated 1882 when Edison Township was known as Raritan Township: Although the allotment of a portion of the common lands for the benefit of schools is evidence of the interest…

City Mourns Fallen Police Officer

PERTH AMBOY – The city mourned a fallen police officer Monday. Officer Thomas Raji was killed in an early Friday morning car accident while he was transporting a prisoner. Raji’s body was carried to Holy Spirit Church on a horse-drawn…

Edison Switches School Bond Referendum Date

EDISON – After drawing extensive criticism from the township’s Jewish community, Edison school board officials agreed to change the date of next month’s school bond referendum to Dec. 9. The election was originally scheduled to fall on Rosh Hashanah, one…

Summer Fun

Summer Fun—The Middlesex County College Child Care Center ended the summer with a special day of fun in August. The children enjoyed face painting, crafts, ice cream, pony rides and a petting zoo. Brianna Walters of Edison (right) demonstrates her…

Preserving Open Space In Woodbridge

By Mayor John McCormac I am pleased to report that the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders recently approved the purchase of two tracts of undeveloped land in Woodbridge Township as part of Middlesex County’s and Woodbridge Township’s open space…

Past Perth Amboy Around The Raritan Bay

By Diane Norek Harrison PERTH AMBOY—This is from my own material dated 1920: The Perth Amboy Dry Dock Company, with W. Parker Runyan, president and Charles D. Snedeker, secretary and treasurer, was incorporated in 1887, and developed from a marine…

Woodbridge Creates Emergency Evacuation Registry For Residents With Special Needs

WOODBRIDGE – Mayor John E. McCormac and the Woodbridge Township Office of Emergency Management announced last week that every Woodbridge Township household will be receiving a “Safe & Secure” Registry for Disasters form and urged all residents with a “special…

Senator Seeks Law Change To Block School Vote On Rosh Hashanah

TRENTON – Last week, Sen. Barbara Buono (D-Middlesex) vowed to intervene legislatively to block an Edison special election on a $57.8 million bond issue because the Sept. 30 date for the vote falls on Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.…

County To Receive $1.73 Million In Homeland Security Funds

MIDDLESEX COUNTY—Middlesex County will receive almost $1.73 million in 2008 Federal Homeland Security Grants to help the county safeguard its citizens against any threats or acts of terror. The amount is about $250,000 more than what was received last year.…