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Archive for May 6th, 2009

EDISON—Tuesday night, police arrested a Willingboro man who allegedly robbed a Chinese food deliveryman near Limelight Court.

Shortly after 9 p.m. on Tuesday, May 5, a delivery person for the China Lake restaurant was robbed and severely beaten in the area of Limelight Court, police said. The robbery victim is a 58 year-old male who resides in Metuchen, according to authorities.

The victim was robbed and beaten as he was in the process of exiting his vehicle to make a delivery, police said. He sustained injuries to his head, face and hands as a result of being struck repeatedly with a “black jack” weapon during the robbery, according to police.

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Mike Chengeri

Mike Chengeri

LINDEN—Mike Chengeri, a long time resident of Linden who has been active in civic and fraternal organizations as well as a volunteer for various associations and charities, has been chosen as Linden’s 33rd annual Outstanding Senior Citizen of the Year.

This award is bestowed annually by the Linden Department of Public Property and Community Services upon the senior citizen who displayed the most exceptional service to the community and his or her fellow seniors during the year.

Chengeri was born on April 11, 1926 in Perth Amboy.  His family moved to Linden two short years later and he has been a Lindenite since. Chengeri is a graduate of School No. 7 Tremley, Soehl Middle School and Linden High School, Class of 1944.

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WOODBRIDGE—The Middlesex County Public Health Department will hold a Health Expo from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 9, at the Woodbridge Center Mall. The event is free. Information and activities will be available for the whole family to enjoy.

“It is important to continue to promote county services that are available for our residents,” said Freeholder Ronald G. Rios, chairman of the county’s Public Health and Education Committee. “The Health Expo provides the Public Health Department and its partners the opportunity to educate community members in an enjoyable environment, while providing knowledge about public health and environmental concerns.”

Children can learn about chemical safety from “Wally the Wise Guy Turtle,” and lead poisoning prevention from “Peter Paint.”  They also can win prizes by playing “Wheel of Inspections.”
Adults can receive blood pressure screenings and talk to health professionals about adult and children’s health programs.

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A Day At The Museum

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A Day At The Museum—The Advanced Art and Art History classes from Rahway High School recently went on a field trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.  Pictured above, art teacher JoAnne Campanelli poses with students on the trip. (Photo courtesy of Rahway High School)

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STATE—With warmer weather upon us, many people are taking to outdoor activities – bicycles, skateboards, scooters and in-line/roller skates.  May is National Bike Safety Month and AAA New Jersey reminds all adults and children to practice safe riding habits, including wearing a helmet.

“While children and adults realize the importance of wearing a helmet while bike riding, they don’t often realize that it’s necessary to also wear one while using a skateboard, scooter or in-line skates,” said Michele Mount, director of public affairs for the Florham Park-based Club.  “Head injuries are the most common and serious injury among bicycle riders.  Using proper safety equipment can help protect riders in the event of a crash and 85 percent of all head or brain injuries can be avoided if cyclists wear proper-fitting helmets.”

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