(StatePoint) Did you know that everyone needs a regular eye exam—even someone who doesn’t wear glasses?
EDISON — Officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 57th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Aneesa Sonawalla of Edison, a senior at the Wardlaw-Hartridge School, has earned the status of semifinalist and remains in the running to be a winner of a $2,500 scholarship.
EDISON – The 2011-2012 school year at Wardlaw-Hartridge kicked off with the 129th Convocation Ceremony in Laidlaw Gym on Thursday, Sept. 8.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY – The Middlesex County Board of Elections is encouraging residents who have recently moved, changed their name or are new residents in Middlesex County to check their personal voter information by visiting the State Division of Elections web site.
CLARK – United Way of Greater Union County (UWGUC) kicked off its 2011-2012 annual campaign during New Jersey Family Day at the 14th Annual Union County Fair featuring MusicFest on Sunday, Sept. 18.
TRENTON – The Department of Environmental Protection and Department of Health and Senior Services are urging New Jersey residents to take precautions to protect themselves from mosquito-borne West Nile virus by taking some simple steps to reduce populations of the insect on their own properties.
BERKELEY HEIGHTS — Minnie Wilkins, a resident of Runnells Specialized Hospital of Union County in Berkeley Heights, is an exceptional individual with artistic skills. Wilkins successfully entered a colorful geometric design done in markers entitled “Colours of Motion” in a recent art competition.
Sept. 13 at 9:15 p.m. – At 77 Central Avenue, Officer Terrance Harrison arrested Elizabeth resident Gladis Baca, 52, and charged her with shoplifting merchandise valued at $176.93 from the Marshall’s Department Store. She was subsequently released on her own recognizance pending a court date.
JERSEY CITY — Senior striker Julia Caseres (Union) is the New Jersey City University women’s athlete of the week for the second time this season and the 12th time in her three-year Gothic Knight career after becoming the all-time leading scorer in New Jersey collegiate soccer history.