Middlesex County News

April 20, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK – There are 20,261 registered voters in the city but less than four percent of them voted in the school board election this week, selecting three school board members and approving a $30.66-million tax levy to support the school budget. A total of 405 people voted for the school ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK – The city is seeking proposals from an outside agencies that could provide police dispatchers because the police department has been unable to attract and retain sufficient staff for the job, officials said. City council members Wednesday passed a resolution seeking to seek ...

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HIGHLAND PARK, NJ - The mother of the 14-year-old accused of killing her newborn in Highland Park this week has been charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child in the second degree and one count of tampering with physical evidence in the fourth degree.  The woman, 35, of Highland ...

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CHERRY HILL, NJ -  The Editor-in-Chief of The East Brunswick Sentinel, The North Brunswick Sentinel, and The Cranbury Press  has been charged with possession of child pornography following a legal search of his home yesterday. Timothy Ronaldson, 35, of Cherry Hill, has been charged with ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - Helen M. Berman, Board of Governors distinguished professor emerita of chemistry and chemical Biology at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Berman is among 213 people elected to the academy this year, including author ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK – Three incumbent school board members Tuesday won their bids for new three-year terms on the school district’s governing body. Board members Edward Spencer, Diana Solis and Ronald Hus easily finished on top in a field of seven candidates. They were the victors with less than 4 ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the New Jersey Bureau of Securities announced today that a New Brunswick man and his companies have been ordered to pay $750,000 for selling New Jersey investors more than $7 million worth of unregistered securities tied to an alleged $1.2 ...

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HIGHLAND PARK, NJ - In a tragic turn of events, a teenager from Highland Park was charged in a juvenile complaint with murder in the first degree in the death of her newborn son. Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced today that a 14-year-old teenage girl from Highland Park has ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - Considered an annual day for Transgender, Genderqueer, Gender non-binary, Genderfluid, and/or Gender Questioning Youth, Friends and Community Members, the 2018 Trans Youth Forum will be held at New Brunswick High School, 1000 Somerset St., on April 21. The statewide event is ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK – A long-time city hall employee with more than 20 years in the municipal government now is in charge of the Department of Social Services. Mayor James Cahill picked Melanie Ford to be the next director of the department, succeeding former director David Blevins who retired late ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Hundreds of friends, family members and supporters at the Emily Fredricks Memorial Volleyball Game last week against St. Joe's shared a memory as well as a victory in a non-conference match.  The stands were filled with those who honored the memory of EBHS 2011 graduate Emily ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ:  As if East Brunswick knew that this was going to be a gorgeous sunny day, activities abounded in the parks, fields, and businesses around town.   TAPinto East Brunswick has the happy pictures of all sorts of happy Bears got outside and celebrated - finally! - the arrival of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Two administrators in the award-winning Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools have been arrested and charged with crimes related to their handling of funds dedicated to the schools. Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Police Chief Scott Cartmell of the ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Playhouse 22, East Brunswick’s Community Theater presents Rumors, a comedy by Neil Simon, running April 13 through April 29.   Directed by Mark Kalet, Rumors take place in the home of the Deputy Mayor of New York City and his wife, on the night of their anniversary.  As ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – Spring Freecycling Day is slated for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 21, at the Community Arts Center, 721 Cranbury Road, offering area residents an opportunity to discard unwanted but serviceable household items and also search for “finds” they can use. There is no charge to ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK – Sayreville Police Chief John Zebrowski, sees the reports his officers file. Several times each week his officers respond to calls of an opioid drug overdose and find a person near death. Officers must apply Narcan, a power antidote dispensed through the nose, that quick ...

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HIGHLAND PARK - The United States is apparently the only country in the world where children are given death sentences. A new documentary play by Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg titled Life, Death, and Life Again: Children Sentenced to Die in Prison is being performed with coLAB Arts at the Reformed ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - Former Gov. James Florio recalls a curious detail about his 1974 Congressional run in New Jersey’s 1st Legislative District: He had the support of the National Rifle Association.  In today’s political climate, a nod from the gun lobby for a Democratic candidate who supports gun ...

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NEWARK, N.J. – Two individuals who allegedly forced a child into commercial sex acts at multiple hotels throughout Middlesex, Bergen, and Essex counties, will appear in court today with one of their customers to face federal sex trafficking charges, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.  The ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - Rutgers police are investigating a lunchtime robbery on Tuesday in front of Campbell Hall, 617 George St., on the College Avenue campus, which involved two young children and a trip to a Somerset Street bank. The victim, who is affiliated with Rutgers University, reported that he ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – It’s been nearly a decade since South Plainfield native Philip Veinott packed his bags and moved over 8,500 miles away to start the next chapter of his life. And, a lot has changed – both personally and professionally – for Veinott in that time.  In August 2016, Veinott ...

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EDISON, NJ - Lifelong Franklin resident, Assemblyman Joe Danielsen (D-17 Middlesex/Somerset), chairman of the Assembly Oversight, Reform, and Federal Relations Committee will host the first installment of his "Cannabis Listening Tour" at Middlesex Community College this Saturday.  The hearing is ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Township officials announced funeral plans for Mayor Christopher Killmurray and plans to deal with filling his position and a second one on the Council. Killmurray, 55, died at home Sunday morning after battling brain cancer for several years. According to the township, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK – The Ammon Foundation of Linden, the philanthropic arm of Ammon Labs, will help fund the tuition of an individual in addiction recovery enrolled at Elijah’s Promise’s culinary school this summer. The scholarship grant fulfills a mission of both organizations to help change the lives ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Township Mayor Christopher Killmurray died at home Sunday morning, officials announced. In an alert to residents, Township Manager Bernard Hvozdovic said that Killmurray, 55, passed away at home surrounded by his family after battling brain cancer for several years. A ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ:  Grieving friends and family of East Brunswick's Emily Fredricks , EBHS Class of 2011 who was killed cycling to work last November on Spruce Street and 11th Street in Philadelphia, are hosting several events in her memory. The East Brunswick High School Boys Volleyball Team ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK – The man struck and killed by an Amtrak train at the New Brunswick train station on Wednesday, April 4 has been identified as 54-year-old East Brunswick resident, Venugopal Menon of 19 Sagamore Lane. Menon was struck at 10:15 a.m. and died on the scene. None of the 74 passengers ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Saturday afternoon the band is playing at the wildly popular Punk Rock Flea Market in Trenton.  Then there's a quick trip down to DC to perform at the annual Amfest at the American University along with the rapper Amine' whose song Caroline was a big hit on campus.  On Sunday ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Planning for a greater utilization of the Alice Appleby Devoe Library in East Brunswick's Historic Village of Old Bridge has led to the removal of a demolition plan by the township.  The plan, based on an engineering site evaluation and no substantive record of use of the ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - A fatal accident on the wide boulevard behind Pier Village in Long Branch has resulted in the arrest and sentencing of an off-duty police officer who was driving while intoxicated. Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced today that a Long Branch Police ...

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