WOODBRIDGE, NJ–The Woodbridge Township Planning Board gave the go-ahead to build a 100-unit affordable housing complex and athletic field on a 15-acre site where the Warden at East Jersey State Prison once lived.

The property, which includes some of the last remaining open space in the highly-developed area, is valued at $1,573,300.

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ–In an effort to help local county residents safely and securely dispose of confidential documents, the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the City of New Brunswick are sponsoring a Shred Program.

The free mobile event is being held in the New Brunswick High School Parking Lot on Friday, July 8 from 9 am to 12 pm and it is exclusively for Middlesex county residents – no outside or commercial paper waste will be accepted.

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ–A hunger awareness program hosted by New Brunswick-based Christ Church Food Pantry, is a creative take on the classic benefit meal.

The May 28th event, dubbed “Come Dine Below the Line,” marks World Hunger Day and intends to serve a fine meal with deluxe portions using only ingredients traditionally found in food pantries, and on a food pantry budget.

The event will be held at 5 Paterson Street at the Christ Church auditorium between 6 and 8 pm.

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ–Middlesex County Improvement Authority (MCIA) Division Manager Ed Windas announced that MCIA's book recycling program accepted 28.2 tons of books in 2015, the largest amount in the history of the program.

Typically consisting of mixed papers and books, the total tonnage of recyclables topped the previous record year of 2012 by 6 tons.

The program has performed well since its inception at South Plainfield’s Grant Elementary School in 2006.

CRANBURY, NJ—The Middlesex County Improvement Authority (MCIA) is hosting a contest for young artists to create the next cover for its 2016 recycling brochure.

The contest, which began October 1, is open to all Middlesex County youth in the fifth grade and younger.

If you or a child you know are interested in submitting a piece of art, entries can be mailed to the MCIA, for the attention of Maria Prato, Public Information Officer, 101 Interchange Plaza, Cranbury, NJ 08512.

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ–The Middlesex County Food Organization and Outreach Distribution Services (MCFOODS) has announced there is a shortage of stored food, in the hopes of sparking donations.

The County Food Bank’s Warehouse Manager Tom Ellison confirmed there are just ten large containers of food left in the agency's new facility.

MCFOODS, a program of the Middlesex County Improvment Authority (MCIA), recently relocated its headquarters to East Brunswick from New Brunswick.