NEW YORK, N.Y.—The following local students were among the students of The Art Institute of New York City to be awarded degrees by Dean David Moughalian on June 22:
EDISON—A township police officer lost his job and will be permanently barred from future public employment as a result of shoplifting $42.27 worth of goods from a local supermarket.
CLARK—The studies program of the Polish Cultural Foundation in Clark is currently accepting registration for its language classes, which begin the week of Sept. 17. Classes in beginner’s Polish, part I and part II, and intermediate Polish will meet on Thursday evenings. All classes meet from 7 to 9 p.m. and run for twelve weeks. Early registration is suggested.
ELIZABETH – The Union County Rape Crisis Center is seeking volunteer advocates to provide support and guidance for victims of sexual assault. A new training session for prospective volunteers will start on Sept. 22.
OLD BRIDGE – Lisa Glide, a former drama teacher at Old Bridge High School who had a relationship with teenage student, was sentenced to five years on probation.
SAYREVILLE-After my July 2 column on the Morgan Family cemetery in the Morgan section of Sayreville, I received an e-mail from South Amboy resident Ed Campbell.
UNION COUNTY – Police are investigating two robberies that happened hours apart in the Union County area on July 31.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY—The Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders’ free summer concert series continues this week with performances in four county parks.
WHITEHOUSE STATION – Shareholders approved drugmaker Merck & Co.’s acquisition of Schering-Plough Corp. last week.
UNION COUNTY—The campaign treasurer accused of stealing money from the election fund of a former state assemblyman was admitted into a pretrial intervention (PTI) program over the objections of the state Attorney General’s office.
SAYREVILLE – Police are investigating the death of a 55-year-old woman found beaten to death in her Sayreville apartment last week.
ELIZABETH—First BankAmericano, which was founded 12 years ago by state Sen. Raymond Lesniak to take advantage of a demand for financial services among the Hispanic community, has been shut down by state and federal regulators.
TRENTON –A Hillside police officer pleaded guilty today to stealing funds from the Homelessness Prevention Program administered by the state Department of Community Affairs, Attorney General Anne Milgram announced.