SOUTH AMBOY – A retired Secret Service agent will be sworn in to replace Third Ward Councilman John O’Connell at next month’s city council meeting, according to Mayor John O’Leary, who is also the chairperson of the South Amboy Regular Democratic Organization.
PERTH AMBOY – Israel Varela has been appointed to the Perth Amboy Board of Education to replace long-time member Raymond Geneske. Varela mounted an unsuccessful campaign for a seat on the school board this April and had previously been a…
RAHWAY – A fire severely damaged a one-story ranch house on Terrance Street Saturday, displacing the family that lived there according to fire officials.
EDISON – An Edison man is accused of shaking his 10-week-old daughter to death, according to a criminal complaint filed in Superior Court last week.
SCOTCH PLAINS—Willow Grove Presbyterian Church will offer a free Medical QiGong course, open to everyone, on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 10:30 a.m. to noon.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY—Middlesex County is applying for $14.5 million in federal stimulus funds to improve access to and use of broadband service by public safety agencies and schools by building five communications towers and a wireless network throughout the county.
RAHWAY – “God Bless America Week”, sponsored by the Sts.Mary/Mark R.C. Parish Community, will be held at St. Mary’s Church, 232 Central Ave., Rahway, NJ, beginning with a Memorial Mass for Lt. Vincent R. Capodanno, at 7 p.m., on Friday, Sept. 4, and concluding with a 9/11 Remembrance Mass, at 7 p.m., on Friday, Sept. 11, according to Fr, Dennis Kaelin, pastor.
RAWAY – A Carteret man drove his Jeep Cherokee into the Rahway River last week, and firefighters responded with their boat to rescue him, authorities said.
LINDEN—Over 1,000 motorcycles drove from Virginia to the site of the World Trade Center Towers in New York City this past weekend as part of America’s 9/11 Motorcycle Ride. Bikers stopped in Linden for refreshment at Aviation Plaza before continuing on through the Holland Tunnel into New York City.
WOODBRIDGE – Police arrested a Perth Amboy man in connection with a Fords shooting that left a Keyport man dead and his sister wounded, the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office said this weekend. Angel T. Torres, 35, was arrested at his…
STATE—Independent candidate for governor Chris Daggett accused incumbent Jon Corzine and Republican Chris Christie of practicing hypocrisy, corruption and deception in the conduct of their campaigns.
ELIZABETH—Authorities have charged a 22-year-old Elizabeth man with severely beating his father with a baseball bat on Thursday night, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow said.
SOUTH BRUNSWICK—A new season of Master Gardener Environmental & Community Stewardship classes will be starting soon at the Middlesex County EARTH Center.