EDISON — Each year since 1995, the first week of April as designated at National Public Health Week. This week is an important time to highlight local efforts and events working to educate and increase awareness about a number of topics and issues related to the public’s health.
STATE – New Jersey’s legislative redistricting commission voted to adopt a map advanced by Democrats, with Prof. Alan Rosenthal casting the deciding vote over the weekend.
ELIZABETH – Three Elizabeth men admitted beating a 23-year-old city man to death in 2007 last week, the Union County Prosecutor’s Office announced.
NEWARK–Nilesh Dasondi, owner of Sterling System LLC (formerly Cygate Software & Consulting) and a former member of the Edison Township Zoning Board, was sentenced last week to six months in prison for money laundering, United States Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
EDISON – The Wardlaw-Hartridge Green Club is introducing a school-wide campaign to lessen the number of plastic bottles and reduce its carbon emissions by selling BPA-free stainless steel water bottles. Bisphenol A, or BPA, is a component is some plastics that has been banned from use in baby bottles by Canada and the European Union over health concerns.
RAHWAY – The cause of a fire that destroyed an unfinished apartment complex on St. Georges Avenue on Jan. 4 has been ruled arson, Police Chief John Rodger confirmed last week.
STATE – The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission has announced that three inspection facilities will permanently close at noon on Saturday, April 30.
PERTH AMBOY – Longtime city resident and child advocate Nina Perkins-Nieves, MSW, LSW is one of five candidates running for three seats on the Perth Amboy school board.
EDISON — Students and future students who need enrollment services at Middlesex County College may take advantage of special hours on Saturday, April 9. The offices will be open from 8:30 a.m. to Noon.