NEW BRUNSWICK—Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced that a part-time toll collector for the New Jersey Turnpike Authority was sentenced today to serve a 364-day jail term and repay $5,523.35 that was stolen over a 13-month period.
Army Spc. Nilza Betancourt, Army Capt. Kevin Braine, Air Force 1st Lt. Purvi Desai, Army Sgt. Reno Durand, Air Force Master Sgt. Michael Newton, Army Major Felix Oduwa, Navy Seaman Apprentice Michael Pappas, Army Staff Sgt. Jose Rolon, Air Force Tech Sgt. Leo Van Miert and Air Force Lt. Col. Corey Wormack extend holiday wishes to their families in New Jersey.
Y’know how no matter what art museum you visit there is always one room you enter that has a giant painting taking up an entire wall? You’re reaction is generally, why? Well, that’s how “Avatar,” director James Cameron’s often brilliant but overlong sci-fi extravaganza, initially strikes you.
CLARK—Students at Mother Seton Regional High School in Clark are continuing their efforts for needy children with the “Gift of Giving.” The Giving Tree, located in the school’s main lobby, is adorned with gift tags for students to choose a gift for a needy child.
EDISON—Middlesex County College faculty, staff and students donated hundreds of pounds of food at the annual holiday party in December. The food, which was dropped off as the employees entered the party, went to Elijah’s Promise Soup Kitchen in New Brunswick.
Merry Christmas! Here is my final installment of Christmas memories for 2009.
ELIZABETH—Benedictine Academy’s Theatre Department staged a Christmas musical on Dec. 18 and 21. “Christmas Para Todos” (Christmas for All”) told the story of teenagers celebrating the real meaning of Christmas.
RAHWAY—Kindergarten students at Roosevelt School in Rahway had their annual sing-a-long led by music teacher Andrea Riemen and music supervisor Ron Dolce. Students sang holiday songs and waited for the arrival of their special guest, Santa Claus.
Tis the season to eat like someone who was just rescued from a desert island. Office parties, holiday buffets, family gatherings and enough sandwiches made from leftover turkey to choke a reindeer.