LINDEN—A Linden man who works as a karate instructor was arrested over the weekend and charged with aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault and witness tampering, after an investigation revealed he was having a sexual relationship with a now 14-year-old girl, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow said.
PERTH AMBOY – Police arrested a South Amboy motorist who was charged with vehicular homicide after striking a pedestrian Tuesday morning on Route 35 in Perth Amboy, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Perth Amboy Deputy Chief E.J. McDonald.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY—Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Freeholder Mildred S. Scott announced plans to purchase electronic fingerprint-recording and verification equipment for five police departments in the county.
ELIZABETH—Clifton Hall, who was awaiting trial on a 1985 Plainfield double homicide, died in jail late Friday evening, according to Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow. Hall had been ill and was diagnosed with kidney failure prior to his death.
STATE—Health and Senior Services Commissioner Heather Howard announced yesterday that due to limited seasonal flu vaccine availability, New Jersey will suspend, for this school year, the mandatory requirement for children six months through 59 months of age attending any child-care center or preschool facility to receive at least one dose of influenza vaccine.
NEWARK— Whether you’re traveling over the river or through the woods, NJ Transit is gearing up to ensure that your travel plans go smoothly over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
LINDEN—The John T. Gregorio Recreation Center is seeking volunteers to assist with the 2010 Income Tax Program.
CARTERET – Ty Low Productions will debut their play “A Grandmother’s Prayers” for two consecutive nights at the Renaissance Church in Carteret on Dec. 11 and 12.
STATE—As the holiday season approaches, the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services Food and Drug Safety Program is urging consumers to take simple, preventive measures to keep family and guests safe from food-related illness.
EDISON—Outgoing Mayor Jun Choi and Mayor-Elect Toni Ricigliano are teaming up with the Citizens’ Campaign and the Metuchen Edison Woodbridge YMCA to host an Edison Call to Service, an initiative to recruit a new generation of civic leaders in Edison.
RAHWAY – The holiday season begins in Rahway on Friday, Nov. 27, with the city’s official tree lighting ceremony. The event will be at 7 p.m. in City Hall Plaza. Afterwards, Santa Claus will be on hand to take photos with Rahway children.
WOODBRIDGE-PERTH AMBOY-In previous Thanksgiving columns, I wrote about the annual Woodbridge-St. Mary’s Perth Amboy football games from 1932 and 1933. I was not able to pinpoint the exact year of this game, but it was in with a bunch of 1930s material given to me.
WHITEHOUSE STATION – When alarm clocks ring Friday, Nov. 27, waking thousands from their after-turkey slumbers to hit those early morning holiday sales at their local malls, Quick Chek, will offer these early risers complimentary medium coffees to help kick-off their Black Friday weekends!