PERTH AMBOY—Perth Amboy received a $3.5 million extraordinary aid award from the state, half of the amount requested to close a budget shortfall. The award was the largest of the 16 announced last week, and the only one for a Middlesex County municipality.
Dec. 28 at 10:30 a.m. – Officer Robert Dedics investigated a theft at Pierpont Street. The case remains open.
SAYREVILLE-In October of 1944, Navy Day was proclaimed in Sayreville. Mayor Phillip McCutcheon issued a proclamation calling upon all residents of the borough to join in the observation of Navy Day on Oct. 27.
CLARK—Clark AARP Chapter #3733 will meet on Friday, Jan. 8 at 1 p.m. at the Brewer Senior Center, 430 Westfield Avenue, Clark.
RAHWAY—The Rahway Police Auxiliary held its first holiday toy drive last month. The effort helped 20 children from Rahway who may have gone without a special gift from Santa Claus to enjoy a brighter holiday.
CLARK—Clark Recreation held their annual Holiday Home Decorating Contest last month. Over 35 homes entered the contest and over 150 residents voted for their favorite house in three categories.
ELIZABETH—Carlos Lucio and Marie Munn discuss gifts collected for needy children in Elizabeth while Joseph Padlo and Lester Dominguez help sort presents under the tree. The toys were donated by city residents during the holiday season.
TRENTON – New Jersey’s state Senate is scheduled to vote on Jan. 7 on a controversial bill that would extend the right to marry to homosexual couples.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Commuters in South Amboy and Edison will enjoy improvements to the NJ Transit rail stations in their communities.