Monday, April 22, 2013
Three county-sponsored birthday luncheons will be held for county residents age 90 and older.
Monday, April 22
The Middlesex County Office of Aging and Disabled Services will once again hold Birthday Bashes for senior citizens age 90 and over as part of its National Older Americans Month celebration. Three lunchtime events have been scheduled this year. The first will be held May 1 at the Old Bridge Senior Center. The second will be held May 16 at the Piscataway Senior Center. The third will be held May 30 at the South Brunswick Senior Center. All events begin at 11 a.m. “All County residents who are 90 and older are invited so we can celebrate their lives and accomplishments,” said Freeholder Kenneth Armwood, chair of the County’s Community Services Committee. “These events are always filled with fun,” said Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios. “It…
Monday, March 25, 2013
A slush mess is expected today, with up to 4 inches of snowfall in the Middlesex County area before it ends tonight
Spring is here, but obviously no one told the weatherman. Central New Jersey, including the Woodbridge area, is under a winter weather advisory for today, into Monday night. The National Weather Service (NWS) said that the area may get up to 4 inches of snow before the downfall is over. Light snow is expected to spread over the region from the south. Snow is forecast to continue through the day, while mixing with rain during the afternoon. Precipitation is expected to move off the coast later this evening. The snow and slush may lead to slippery conditions, the weather service said. Temperatures during the day should remain in the mid-30s. Follow Woodbridge Patch on Facebook, Twitter and sign up for the daily newsletter.
Monday, March 18, 2013
We're being pelted with a mix of snow, sleet, and ice; freezing temperatures by morning may mean you'll be slip-sliding to work.
Look out your window - there's more than just snow on the ground. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a winter weather advisory for the Middlesex County area. We're in for a mix of snow, sleet, and ice, with accumulations of up to 3 inches before it's all over early Tuesday morning. The combination of wintery precipitation is going to make traveling hazardous, the NWS warns. The mess will stop falling by 2 am, they say, but a combintion of cold windy gusts up to 25 mph and temperatures that aren't supposed to break out of freezing may mean the morning commute will be a nightmare.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Residents will see an approximately $20 jump in county tax bill.
Residents can expect an increase of about $20 on their county tax bill, after the Board of Chosen Freeholders adopted an operating budget for 2013 last week. The $410.96 million dollar budget carries an increase of just under 2 percent from the 2012 budget, and is more than $2.5 million under the state mandated cap, according to county officials. The average county tax bill in South Brunswick last year was $1,517.66. “Since 2008, we have made strategic, systematic changes to the way we do business, and the efforts are illustrated in the 2013 Budget," said new Freeholder Director Ronald Rios via release. "It is a budget that enables us to provide the services and programs our residents need. It will enable to maintain our parks, …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
No big snow storm today for the central New Jersey region.
Just when the snow shovels, boots, and bags of salt have been called up for duty, the National Weather Service (NWS) has backed down on the snowstorm that was supposed to sock the central New Jersey area. The storm that was supposed to dump up to 4 inches of snow in the county has fizzled out. The NWS cancelled the winter weather advisory for the area late Wednesday night. They are saying the Middlesex County region can expect a coating of up to an inch of the white stuff, and that should be mostly deposited on grassy surfaces. A soaking wet rain, though, is expected to accompany what little snow we can expect throughout the day. There were some relatively minor power outages Wednesday. PSE&G reported that 1.170 customers in their service…
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Another storm's on the way today. Tell us what you see, but better yet, show us with your pictures
It's another miserable day, weather-wise. The worst of the storm happens later this evening, with up to 4 inches predicted for the Woodbridge area with gusty winds to boot. You might be shoveling the sidewalk, watching the kid next door slide into a teephone pole, or noticing that - as usual - everyone stocks up on bread and mik when a storm is predicted. Take a snapshot, then upload it here, and tell us in the caption what we're looking at. If there's a traffic jam or accident, post it and let us know so we can avoid it (or for the really nosey, so we can rubberneck.) Follow Woodbridge Patch on Facebook, Twitter and sign up for the daily newsletter.
The National Weather Service says that the Middlesex County area can expect 2 to 4 inches of snow and winds gusting to 50 mph before the storm is over at dawn on Thursday
The central New Jersey-Middesex County area may get up to four inches of snow before the winter storm, expected to start late this afternoon, is through with the area. The National Weather Service (NWS) is predicting a snowfall of 2 to 4 inches by the time the storm ends by about dawn on Thursday. Mixed precipitation will start around 4 pm, which will turn to rain before another change back into snow this evening. The snow will taper off before it ends. Accompanying the snow is a severe wind advisory. The NWS says that our area will be in for winds ranging from 20 to 25 mph, with gusts of up to 50 mph. The winds are expected to die down about midnight. All this weather is expected to create slushy road conditions. Drivers should be alert …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The volunteer group needs more volunteers to complete their mission of helping others.
Do you have some spare time? Would you like to help your town? Ladies in the Greater Union and Middlesex County area who are looking to improve their community, while networking and learning new skills are invited to join the Junior League of Elizabeth-Plainfield. The Junior League, according to their charter, "is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable." The Junior League of Elizabeth-Plainfield is holding an information session at 10 am on Saturday, February 23, at The Jumble Store, the Junior League's thrift shop. The store is located …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Roman Vintfeld, the East Brunswick owner of two modeling and talent agencies, agreed to pay the state $400,000 and refund almost $100,000 to parents who said they were misled.
An East Brunswick modeling and talent services company the Attorney General's Office contended misled its customers has agreed to pay $400,000 to settle a 2011 lawsuit brought by both the AG and the NJ Division of Consumer Affairs, it was announced Wednesday. Industry Model and Talent Studios, LLC, and its successor corporation, InterFACE1, LLC, both owned by Roman Vintfeld, also agreed to refund almost $100,000 to 104 customers complaining about being misled into signing expensive contracts. As part of the settlement, Vintfeld also agreed to hire an independent compliance monitor to watch over the company's business practice for two years. The monitor will report to the Division of Consumer Affairs, the agency said in a statement. The …
Sunday, January 13, 2013
MCFOODS, the county food pantry distribution network, showed there were fewer food drives last year, but 50 tons more food was collected for the needy
Sunday, January 13
Last year was marked by a shortage in food drives, yet there was a slight uptick in donations, according to an annual report from Middlesex County’s official food bank. From 2011 to 2012, the Middlesex County Food Organization and Outreach Distribution Services (MCFOODS) tracked a 22 percent decline in the number of MCFOODS-affiliated food drives, a sum that totaled 170 by December’s end. In contrast, food donations increased by a little more than 50 tons from the year prior, climaxing at 434 tons during that same time frame. MCFOODS organizers attributed the tonnage increase to contributions from local residents, businesses and even some out-of-state entities following Hurricane Sandy’s Oct. 29 landfall in Central Jersey. Permanent …