PERTH AMBOY – A Middlesex County health care service firm has agreed to pay $27,500 in civil penalties and investigative reimbursements to the state, under terms of a Consent Order that ends an investigation into the firm’s business practices, officials announced last week.
ROSELLE – An unsuccessful council candidate has been charged with voting twice in the June 2 primary election, prosecutors announced last week.
LIVINGSTON—The Joint Institute at Saint Barnabas Medical Center will be presenting The Latest Treatments for Hip and Knee Pain on Wednesday, Sept. 9, at 6:30 p.m. at the Saint Barnabas Corporate Offices, 95 Old Short Hills Road, Livingston. This free program, open to the public, will include a presentation from orthopedic surgeon, Steven Robbins, M.D.
COLD SPRING, N.Y.—On Saturday, September 12, five private gardens in Hunterdon, Middlesex, and Somerset counties will open to the public in support of The Garden Conservancy’s Open Days Program.
EDISON—Ruth Candeub Avins, a resident of Edison, will be one of 10 volunteers from across the country to be honored at the Senior Medicare Patrol National Conference in Washington, D.C. this month. The program, funded by the U.S. Administration on Aging, educates seniors to protect themselves from fraud, waste, and abuse in Medicare and Medicaid.
CLARK – The Union County Summer Arts Festival 2009 concert series continues on Wednesday evening, Aug. 19, with music by The Nerds. This free concert of rock and rollicking hit songs at Oak Ridge Park in Clark begins at 7:30 p.m.
Recent news reports claim the lack of heat and water at the Delaney Homes makes them obsolete. Who looted the plumbing? Did HUD agree to this destruction? Will there be a scandal as in the Perth Amboy Parking Authority?
HACKETTSTOWN—Sixty children ages 8 through 16 gathered together for a week of fun at the Arthritis Foundation, New Jersey Chapter’s Camp CHAT (Children Have Arthritis Too). Camp CHAT is sponsored by the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, New Jersey Lodge, a fraternal organization that does charitable work with various organizations.
Grilling and eating outdoors during the summer months can be fun, but can also be dangerous if the proper food safety procedures are not followed. When perishable food is left out for too long, warmer weather can bring with it an increased risk of food-borne illness.
TRENTON –A Newark man was sentenced for participating in a staged accident ring, Attorney General Anne Milgram and Criminal Justice Director Deborah L. Gramiccioni announced last week. He had been on trial with his two brothers, but all three pleaded guilty on April 14 as the lengthy trial neared its end. His brothers were sentenced to prison last month.
ELIZABETH—Navy Ensign Adriano M. Silva, a 1998 graduate of St. Mary’s High School, Elizabeth, recently reported for naval aviator training at Naval Air Station Kingsville, Texas.
RAHWAY – As part of their “Week of Mary” program, the Sts.Mary/Mark Parish, will hold an outdoor Candlelight Procession at St. Mary’s R.C. Church, 232 Central Ave., Rahway, at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 16, according to Fr. Dennis Kaelin, pastor.
RAHWAY – Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway invites the community to learn about the hospital’s current operating position as well as new and enhanced healthcare services at the hospital’s annual meeting Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 6 p.m. in the main conference room on the main level.