WOODBRIDGE–Over 700 children and parents attended the Woodbridge Metuchen Edison YMCA Family Appreciation Night hosted by Northfield Bank at the Woodbridge Community Center on Thursday, Aug. 6. The event was held to show appreciation to the families of YMCA gym and summer camp members.
MILLBURN—High school students with limited access to the performing arts were the beneficiaries of a $5,000 grant by The Provident Bank Foundation to the Paper Mill Playhouse.
EDISON—The Helping Hands/Peppermint Tree Schools will be hosting a free end of summer carnival on Aug. 28 from 2-8 p.m. at their 1059 Amboy Avenue, Edison location.
AVENEL –Woodbridge AARP Chapter 3869 sponsors bus trips to Atlantic City’s Trump Plaza Casino on the fourth Monday of each month. The next trip is planned for Aug. 24.
RAHWAY—The YMCA of Eastern Union County, Rahway Branch will be hosting an AARP driver safety program on Monday, Sept. 14 and Tuesday, Sept. 15 from 1 – 5 p.m.
SCOTCH PLAINS—On Sunday, Oct. 25, at 1 p.m., area residents will walk to benefit children with dyslexia.
ELIZABETH — The Elizabeth Board of Education will meet tonight, Aug. 19, at 7 p.m. at the Donald Stewart Early Childhood Center School No. 51, 544 Pennsylvania Avenue, beginning at 7 p.m.
SOUTH AMBOY—South Amboy Mayor John O’Leary abandoned his candidacy for Assembly in the wake of a series of anonymous allegations and the move has triggered a hot contest for a new replacement on the Democratic ticket.
STATE—The Sierra Club of New Jersey threw a curve into politics as usual with their endorsement of independent Chris Daggett for governor, bypassing unpopular Democratic incumbent Jon Corzine and his Republican challenger, Chris Christie, a former Morris County freeholder and Bush administration appointee.
NEW BRUNSWICK—A 19-year-old South Brunswick woman pleaded guilty Friday to charges of assisting in the slaying of a township couple in their home on Oct. 8, 2008, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced.