Middlesex County News

November 26, 2018

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Friends of the Spotswood Public Library are once again holding a sock and mitten drive to help make winter a bit warmer for Middlesex County residents. The Friends are leading their second annual Sock and Mitten Drive to benefit the more than 400 families who utilize the Alice's ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Police today issued an alert for help in finding a 31-year-old New Brunswick woman facing medical problems. Betsy Nemes was last seen on Harmony Street in Piscataway. Nemes is described as 5-feet, 7-inches tall, and weighing about 135 pounds. Authorities said Nemes ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - More than two dozen Rutgers faculty members signed an open letter to President Robert Barchi blasting university police for turning over a suspect to ICE agents. "This action by the Rutgers University Police is a direct violation of your repeated assurances that Rutgers was ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A nearly month-long string of events for the holiday season is scheduled in the city and with it opportunities to donate toys, clothing and food.  It begins with the tree lighting and continues through a New Year's Eve celebration. Here are the events the city announced ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - He was born in New Brunswick, baptized at Christ Church in the city and attended Rutgers College, serving as editor of the Targum student newspaper. He went on to graduate school at Columbia University in New York City and became a teacher in Morristown. Before reaching age ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - It is an understatement to say the Rutgers football season has been "disappointing." But the one benefit for wary Rutgers fans has been the traditional tailgates, a great place to meet up with old friends, commiserate about the current football situation and say "Hi" to Big ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - In yet another expansion of its facilities, Rutgers University this week dedicated a new four-story, 106,000-square foot Richard Weeks Hall of Engineering, named in honor of a 1950 university graduate who has made major donations to his school. The building on the Busch ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Dozens of East Brunswick residents gathered at the Municipal Complex to celebrate local veterans, their service, and, in some cases, their memory this Monday evening.  Mayor Brad Cohen greeted those in attendance by citing the special significance of this year's centennial ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Hillsborough man with a history of arrests and indictments for bank robbery now faces a possible sentence of life in prison after being convicted Wednesday of a robbery at a North Brunswick bank A jury in Superior Court in New Brunswick continued Quinton Watson, 51, for the ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Due to inclement weather, Middlesex County College will be closing effective 5pm, Thursday, November 15, 2018.   All classes and activities are canceled. As of 4:30 pm today, the college will re-open at 12:01 am on Friday, November 16, 2018. 

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - In response to a recent uptick in robberies and burglaries in the township, Chief James Conroy of the East Brunswick Police Department encourages residents to be more mindful of their possessions, neighborhoods and vehicles. A letter released by Chief Conroy today provides ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers women's basketball coach C. Vivian Stringer recorded her 1,000th victory as the Scarlet Knights team Central Connecticut State 73-44 on Tuesday at the Rutgers Athletic Center in Piscataway.  Stringer, who is already enshrined in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ- If you were stranded on an island, what would you bring? A spirit, your slave, and a super-intimidating staff, of course. Every three years, the East Brunswick High School Drama Club performs a Shakespeare play in the fall. This year, they’re bringing "The Tempest," ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Keen observation by a citizen and a police officer led to two arrests in the township this weekend involving theft from parked cars and unlawful weapon possession. According to a report issued by the East Brunswick Police Department today, on Sunday, November 11, 2018 at ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - In a phased approach to creating a sustainable, contemporary community, Mayor Brad Cohen and the Township of East Brunswick dedicated the newly-completed bike paths in locations that allow residents to safer and easier access to schools, parks, and houses of worship.  Cohen ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - A 25-year-old Perth Amboy man was arrested today and charged with fatally stabbing a pregnant woman in Perth Amboy Thursday night, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey in a joint statement with Perth Amboy police Chief Roman McKeon. Benny M. Pichardo was charged with murder ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  - World War I ended on the 11th hour, of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. This year, Nov. 11 falls on Sunday, and members of the military will be honored with the Veterans Day Parade that will start in Highland Park and proceed over the bridge into New Brunswick. "We ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Police are asking the public's help in finding a missing 23-year-old man who is considered to be at-risk. Anthony Boyd was last seen in the city with his girlfriend, Starleene Hampton. Authorities did not know when or exactly where he was seen. Police said Boyd has a ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ:  Following a contentious race, Democrats have swept local and state elections in East Brunswick and New Jersey.  In East Brunswick, the Democratic team of Jim Wendell, Sharon Sullivan, and Kevin McEvoy have been awarded with places on the town council.  On the Middlesex ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Long-time pastor Rev. Dr. DeForest "Buster" Soaries has been appointed to the board of trustees for RWJBarnabas Health, the largest health care system in the state, hospital officials announced. Soaries, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens in the Somerset ...

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East Brunswick, NJ (November 1, 2018) – Sport Clips Haircuts’ annual “Help A Hero” scholarship campaign starts today, and you can be a part of the mission to help service members and veterans take the next step toward civilian careers through education by visiting the East Brunswick location. Today ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Tempest is believed to be Shakespeare's last play.  It tells the story of Prospero, the exiled Duke of Milan, who lives on a remote island with his daughter, Miranda.  Supernatural creatures live there as well, such as Caliban, the monstrous son of a witch, and Ariel, one ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Although 27 years have passed since the violent incidents occurred, there was enough evidence to lead to the arrest of a former Port Reading fireman and custodian in Woodbridge. Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Director Robert Hubner of the Woodbridge Police ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The pastor of a former Rutgers football player charged with threatening to kill two people described the young athlete as a hard worker and a leader in the church community. "He is respectful and a role model," Dr. Derrick Dumas said of Izaia Bullock, the former university ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  Churchill Junior High School and Lawrence Brook Elementary School were locations where students and staff were told to "shelter in place" by the East Brunswick Police Department as they conducted a pursuit of reported robber who was evading arrest, leading the EBPD and ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - As an advocate for preserving Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid, Max Richtman knows what's at stake for Senior Citizens, not only in East Brunswick, but everywhere across the nation.  Yesterday, at an impromptu meeting at the East Brunswick Senior Center, Richtman ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A now-former Rutgers football player charged with plotting two murders appeared in court via video connection from the county jail today with relatives sitting in the court watching the video and comforting one another. The mother  and step-mother of Izaia Bullock sat in ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - A home security camera has helped the East Brunswick Police Department capture a thief. East Brunswick Police received a complaint on September 27, 2018 that a self-employed housekeeper had possibly stolen thousands of dollars from a 92-year-old Cranbury Road ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Security cameras led to the arrest of a local man for burglary last Thursday in East Brunswick. On October 25, 2018, the East Brunswick Police responded to a residence on McDowell Drive for a report of a belated burglary. Upon speaking with the residents, officers were ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Public Schools reacted to local criminal activity yesterday when two schools were assigned the "Shelter in Place" designation for students and staff. This afternoon Lawrence Brook School and Churchill Jr. High School were put in a "Shelter in Place" due to ...

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