Middlesex County News

May 4, 2021

MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Middlesex College has signed a dual admission and transfer partnership agreement with Stockton University that will help students make a smooth transition from the two-year college to the Atlantic County school’s bachelor’s degree program.  The five-year agreement strengthens ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – Middlesex County’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program (MCERAP) will begin accepting applications for financial aid from renter households that are behind on rent and/or utility payments as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Renter households in need of assistance may submit ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - In-person classes have resumed on all five campuses of the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools. Since April 19, both academic and career-education classes have been held in person, although students still have the option of virtual education. Since ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – Chanelle Scott McCullum was sworn into a seat on the Middlesex County Board of County Commissioners today, filling the seat left vacant after the sudden passing of Deputy Director Kenneth Armwood on March 29. The remaining year of former Deputy Director Armwood’s term will ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Middlesex College announced it will hold its spring commencement ceremony remotely in response to the lingering COVID-19 pandemic. A spokesman for the Edison-based school with centers in New Brunswick and Perth Amboy said commencement will be May 20 at 10:30 a.m. The ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - The Small Business Administration has some key changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) which will be available for a limited amount of time to ensure America’s smallest businesses get exclusive access. If you are a small business ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Amanda Lyons pulls up her file of thank you notes from Middlesex College students who have recently accessed the school’s food pantry. There’s a heartfelt message from a single mom. There’s a note from a young woman who was living in her car. There’s a letter from a person who ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ- The Arts Institute of Middlesex County is presenting, promoting, and supporting a multitude of arts and culture events, exhibitions, and shows throughout the month of March. The month is packed with exciting programming primarily centered around Women’s History Month. While ...

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EDISON, NJ – Residents from Edison and Metuchen are standing united in an effort to save what locals fondly refer to as the 'Lucille Ball' pond. On Feb. 21, neighbors from both communities opposed to the proposed development held a rally at the site in an effort to continue raising awareness of the ...

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WOODBRIDGE - Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Director Robert Hubner of the Woodbridge Police Department announced today that a Township woman has been charged with the murder of her live-in boyfriend. Edna Ciesienski, 59, of Woodbridge has been charged and arrested for murder and ...

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MIDDLESEX - Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced that former Middlesex Borough Mayor Ronald J. DiMura was sentenced to prison today for stealing more than $75,000 from various local political campaigns. DiMura, 64, whose term as mayor ended in December 2019, was sentenced today to seven ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A second North Brunswick juvenile has been charged in connection with the shooting death of a Plainfield man last week. Two male juveniles, both 17, have been arrested and charged with juvenile delinquency for offenses which if committed by an adult would constitute murder, ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Police are investigating a shooting at the Renaissance Glen Apartments in North Brunswick on Wednesday night that left a Plainfield man dead. Police officers responding to the area of Marc Drive at about 7:30 p.m. following reports of the shooting found Marc Atkins, ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Middlesex College will soon be retiring its athletic logo depicting a stout-hearted steed in mid-rear, putting the iconic Blue Colt out to pasture after more than 50 years. The school that had been known as Middlesex County College until Jan. 1 will also be abbreviating ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Plans to build the state’s first free-standing cancer hospital - the centerpiece in a sweeping, $750 million project that will transform the Somerset Street health care corridor - has been approved by the city. The Planning Board voted 7-0 Tuesday night to allow Cancer ...

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MONROE TOWNSHIP, NJ - The township announced on New Year's Eve morning that the mayor, Gerald Tamburro passed away at the age of 84. Township flags will be flown at half staff for the next seven days in honor of Tamburro's service. Tamburro first served as a councilman in 2001 and was council ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ - In a startling turn of events, Kyle Finn, 20, of Sayreville has been charged with yet another assault on a child at the Superhero Schoolhouse Day Care in Parlin.  Finn has been charged with six counts of first-degree aggravated sexual assault, seven counts of second-degree sexual ...

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FREEHOLD, NJ — East Freehold was the center of a 3.1 magnitude earthquake early this morning that could be felt throughout Central Jersey, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake struck at about 2 a.m. on September 9, triggering an influx of nearly 6,000 reports from people who felt ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Crystal Springs Waterpark in East Brunswick has extended its summer season to include next weekend. Tickets will go on sale for Sat. 9/12 and Sun. 9/13 on Wednesday, 9/9 on the Crystal Springs website.  

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Nothing clutters up work spaces more than those piles of school papers, utility statements, credit card statements and other papers containing personal information people do not feel comfortable recycling or throwing away due to fear of identity theft. So, mark the calendar ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - As more and more New Jersey public school districts opt to return to remote learning for the fall term, the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools have decided to institute a different kind of hybrid plan – remote learning for academic courses and in-person classes ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - The Milltown School District announced plans to open the Parkview and Joyce Kilmer Schools on a fully virtual model in September if permitted to do so by the state. Milltown School District Superintendent Dr. Stephanie Brown made the announcement on Thursday with a letter to Milltown ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - East Brunswick’s historic homes, like in other surrounding communities, continue to dwindle in numbers. Remaining historic homes, however, one might find standing alongside heavily traveled roads. However, those that were built further from the road on their farms were either ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY – The term “freeholder” hints at America’s Colonial-era structural racism and Kenneth Armwood is joining the call to have it stricken from the political vocabulary. The deputy director of the Middlesex Board of Freeholders and 18 other Black board members from across the Garden ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Most of Middlesex County College’s fall classes will be offered remotely, and its New Brunswick Center will not host any in-person classes. President Mark McCormick said that about 90% of classes at the Edison-based college will be offered online in an attempt to mitigate the ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - On May 25, the 12-year-old son of borough resident and business owner Katty Velez became a victim of racism when he was playing in the Albert Avenue Park. That moment was the driving force behind the upcoming We are One demonstration on Friday, June 19 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in ...

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