$1.54 Million Being Returned to Investors Defrauded by Brennan

NEWARK – Checks totaling $1.54 million are being mailed to 72 investors who were defrauded by Robert Brennan, the restitution coming after the New Jersey Bureau of Securities successfully sued the infamous financier and then tracked down assets he had hidden.

Historic Apple Orchard and Adjacent Land in Old Bridge Preserved

OLD BRIDGE — The historic Cottrell Farm, an apple orchard in Old Bridge Township that dates to 1831, and the nearby Whitney Estates property will be preserved forever now that the two properties have entered the Middlesex County Open Space Preservation Program.

More Than 300 Community Residents Respond To Blood Need For Cranford Student

CRANFORD — NJ Blood Services (NJBS), a division of the New York Blood Center, recently made a special appeal for blood for Emma Rothman, a sixth grade Orange Avenue School student undergoing a heart transplant. More than 300 Cranford residents responded, with 104 pints of blood being donated.

Rahway Students Get Fit

RAHWAY –Students of Grover Cleveland School in Rahway and their families recently participated in its bi-annual Family Fitness Night. This event was held at the Y.M.C.A. in Rahway.

JCC Offers Bridge Lessons

EDISON – The Jewish Community Center of Middlesex County will offer two classes for beginning and novice bridge players this spring. The classes, taught by Gil Hollander, are open to both members and non-members.

Town Hall Meeting Focuses On “The Facts and Reality of Underage Drinking”

PERTH AMBOY — The dangers of under-age drinking will be showcased on April 14, as area youth, members of the faith community, Board of Education president and community leaders will address area youth and their parents at a town hall meeting to be held at the Alexander F. Jankowski Community Center in Perth Amboy.