EDISON—Edison Firefighter John Kantra shows (from left) Adjoa Carson (Perth Amboy), Alexis Lockwood (Old Bridge) and Shannon Williams (New Brunswick) of the Middlesex County College Child Care Center the department’s thermal imaging camera, which allows firefighters to detect people in smoky buildings.
WOODBRIDGE—Senator Joseph F. Vitale and The Knights of Columbus Colonia Council # 6571 held a flag-raising ceremony on Oct. 12 in observance of Columbus Day. Special guests included Congressman Leonard Lance, Assemblyman John Wisniewski, Mayor John E. McCormac and members of the Woodbridge Township Council.
NEW PROVIDENCE — A free parent-student college workshop entitled, “College Financial Aid/FAFSA” will take place from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, at the New Providence Public Library. The workshop will provide a complete overview of the financial aid process.
NEW JERSEY – This Christmas, surprise a child with a personalized letter from Santa Claus. For just $8, the Arthritis Foundation will send a child, adult, or pet a personalized letter and token gift from Santa Claus. Proceeds will support programs and services for adults and children with arthritis in New Jersey.
NEWARK— Worldwide more than 1 million babies born prematurely die each year before they are a month old. Infants who survive premature birth face lifelong health risks, including the possible development of cerebral palsy, blindness, hearing loss, learning disabilities and other chronic conditions, according to the March of Dimes.
WOODBRIDGE – “Autumn/Limits” are the twin themes of Woodbridge Artisan Guild’s autumn exhibit opening Saturday, Oct. 24 at the Woodbridge Artisan Guild, 353 Fulton Street, Woodbridge.
EDISON—Pooja Nandhyala of Woodbridge, a student in Katherine Heiss’ third grade class at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison, gave a presentation on the United Nations for the second graders on Oct. 15.
NEWARK – An airport security guard was arrested Tuesday for allegedly threatening President Barack Obama. A Continental Airlines employee reported overhearing threatening comments John Brek allegedly made at an airport coffee cart Tuesday afternoon, authorities said. The 55-year-old Linden man was arrested several hours later and he denied making the threats, officials said.
LINDEN – City Council members sided with environmentalists and rejected a deal to build a $5 billion “clean coal” power plant on Tuesday, disappointing union members hoping for jobs.