NEW BRUNSWICK — A Woodbridge man is facing as much as 50 years in a New Jersey state prison after being convicted of robbing two people and injuring one of them in Perth Amboy, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced yesterday.
RAHWAY—Democratic mayoral candidate Renee Bridges Thrash will host the first of a series of a ‘meet & greet’ events from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday April 24 at the VFW Mackie Post 499 on Main Street.
LINDEN – Police are warning Linden residents to lock their car doors and keep valuables out of sight following a series of car break-ins and motor vehicle thefts during the overnight hours between April 19 and 20.
WOODBRIDGE – A burglary attempt was foiled Monday afternoon when an Avenel resident surprised the suspect and police apprehended him in the woods behind Avenel Middle School, according to authorities.
LINDEN – A 26-year-old Linden man left his car running while he went into the convenience store at the Hess Station on West St. Georges Avenue Tuesday evening. When he came back outside, the vehicle was gone, police said.
“It’s crazy. I expected something funny, cute. But it’s this random, violent action thing based on a comic book. Really wild. Pretty gross, too. Not bad, though.”
TRENTON – The two owners of Jersey Cash 5 jackpot tickets that were sold in Ocean and Middlesex Counties have split the top prize of $277,442 for the Jersey Cash 5 drawing held on Tuesday, April 20. Each winning ticket is worth $ 138,721.
Singles Dance • April 23 at 8 p.m. – Steppin’ Out Singles will hold an upscale singles dance at the Woodbridge Hilton, 20 Wood Ave. South, Iselin. Ages 40+; no jeans/sneakers. $15 admission. For info, call 1-732-656-1801.
NEW BRUNSWICK — Fans of all ages can enjoy traditional folk dancing, music, storytelling, and much more at the 36th Annual New Jersey Folk Festival, which will take place on Saturday, April 24, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., rain or shine.
RAHWAY — The Merchants and Drovers Tavern Museum Association will be holding their annual antique appraisal program on Saturday, May 1 from noon to 2 p.m.
NION COUNTY – The Play Ball for Miracles charity softball tournament has been rescheduled for Saturday, Aug. 28. The annual fundraiser for Children’s Miracle Network was originally planned for April 17, but wet field conditions at Warinanco Park forced its postponement.
CRANFORD – Former NBA player Felipe Lopez will attend the Westfield Spring Fling 2010 Sunday, April 25, to help promote the programs and services of the Cerebral Palsy League (CPL) of Cranford. Lopez will be on hand from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., at both the CPL booth signing autographs and briefly on the main stage.
Those intent on a government takeover of medicine missed one item that is found in the bill. Tucked in there, around page 327, is the provision that exempts members of the health care sharing ministries in existence before the year 2000 from the mandate to buy the federally qualified health insurance.