PERTH AMBOY – Last week, a state appeals court overturned the conviction of a Perth Amboy man accused of beating his father to death with a baseball bat in the backyard of their Front Street home in 2004.
LINDEN—The City of Linden will host Family Day, with a sidewalk sale, on Saturday, Aug. 22.
NEW YORK, N.Y.—The following local students were among the students of The Art Institute of New York City to be awarded degrees by Dean David Moughalian on June 22:
CLARK—The studies program of the Polish Cultural Foundation in Clark is currently accepting registration for its language classes, which begin the week of Sept. 17. Classes in beginner’s Polish, part I and part II, and intermediate Polish will meet on Thursday evenings. All classes meet from 7 to 9 p.m. and run for twelve weeks. Early registration is suggested.
EDISON—A township police officer lost his job and will be permanently barred from future public employment as a result of shoplifting $42.27 worth of goods from a local supermarket.
UNION COUNTY – Police are investigating two robberies that happened hours apart in the Union County area on July 31.
SAYREVILLE-After my July 2 column on the Morgan Family cemetery in the Morgan section of Sayreville, I received an e-mail from South Amboy resident Ed Campbell.
OLD BRIDGE – Lisa Glide, a former drama teacher at Old Bridge High School who had a relationship with teenage student, was sentenced to five years on probation.
ELIZABETH – The Union County Rape Crisis Center is seeking volunteer advocates to provide support and guidance for victims of sexual assault. A new training session for prospective volunteers will start on Sept. 22.
WHITEHOUSE STATION – Shareholders approved drugmaker Merck & Co.’s acquisition of Schering-Plough Corp. last week.