WOODBRIDGE—Middlesex County Democratic Committee members from Woodbridge, Perth Amboy, Carteret, Sayreville and South Amboy selected former Edison Municipal Court Judge Craig Coughlin of Woodbridge as the State Assembly candidate to in the 19th District.
ELIZABETH—An Elizabeth man was found guilty of third degree possession of cocaine, announced Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow.
SOUTH AMBOY—Third Ward Councilman William Schwarick, 63, was sworn in at the Sept. 2 city council meeting, replacing John O’Connell, who resigned after the Department of Defense assigned him to a post in Washington, D.C.
PERTH AMBOY—Wednesday, Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) joined the New Jersey Schools Development Authority (SDA) and Perth Amboy Board of Education officials to celebrate the opening of the Edmund Hmieleski Jr. Early Childhood Center.
PARLIN—John F. Kerry, Massachusetts Senator, poured over 50 applications before selecting Nia Allen-Lee of Parlin, a senior at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison, as his Senate Page.
RAHWAY—Evelyn Bongco, director of nursing at Riverton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, is pictured above with members of the Helping Hands Class at the Rahway Senior Center.
TRENTON—Attorney General Anne Milgram announced Wednesday that New Jersey has entered into a multi-state settlement agreement with Pfizer Inc. that resolves allegations the pharmaceutical maker improperly marketed its antipsychotic drug Geodon.
WOODBRIDGE—The Woodbridge Township Department of Health & Human Services has scheduled the first flu and pneumonia vaccine clinics of the season.
STATE—Optimistic women have a lower risk of developing heart disease or dying from any cause compared to pessimistic women, according to research reported in “Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.”
LINDEN—The Linden Board of Health is currently registering city residents for the annual seasonal influenza immunization program.
RANDALL’S ISLAND, N.Y.—New Jersey City University made first-year head coach NANSHA KALONJI a winner in his debut as the 12th coach in the 51-year history of the program as seven different Gothic Knights tallied goals and NJCU blanked the City College of New York, 7-0, in the 2009 season opener for both schools, played Wednesday afternoon.
CLARK—The Township of Clark is planning to hold another Community Emergency Response Training program this fall, if there is sufficient interest.
WESTFIELD—United Way of Greater Union County is turning 40 this year and will celebrate by “Painting the Town Red”. This is the third year that Susan Levy-Cantor, a resident of Westfield, will chair the event.