MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Five contenders have emerged to replace South Amboy Mayor Jack O’Leary on November’s ballot for a seat in the state Assembly representing the 19th District. Democrats will choose a candidate at a special convention on Sept. 2.
Aug. 17 at 4:58 p.m. – Det. Alex Yanes arrested Angelo Farrugia, 49, at his Sweet Briar Drive home on an outstanding warrant for contempt of court/motor vehicle violations. He was subsequently released after posting bail.
WOODBRIDGE – An ongoing, township-wide code enforcement inspection program uncovered an illegal rooming house in a residential neighborhood in Iselin capable of housing 15 or more tenants, Mayor John E. McCormac announced Monday.
SOUTH AMBOY – A retired Secret Service agent will be sworn in to replace Third Ward Councilman John O’Connell at next month’s city council meeting, according to Mayor John O’Leary, who is also the chairperson of the South Amboy Regular Democratic Organization.
PERTH AMBOY – Israel Varela has been appointed to the Perth Amboy Board of Education to replace long-time member Raymond Geneske. Varela mounted an unsuccessful campaign for a seat on the school board this April and had previously been a…
RAHWAY – A fire severely damaged a one-story ranch house on Terrance Street Saturday, displacing the family that lived there according to fire officials.
EDISON – An Edison man is accused of shaking his 10-week-old daughter to death, according to a criminal complaint filed in Superior Court last week.
SCOTCH PLAINS—Willow Grove Presbyterian Church will offer a free Medical QiGong course, open to everyone, on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 10:30 a.m. to noon.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY—Middlesex County is applying for $14.5 million in federal stimulus funds to improve access to and use of broadband service by public safety agencies and schools by building five communications towers and a wireless network throughout the county.