Middlesex County News

December 8, 2018

SOUTH RIVER, NJ - There is an area in the Southeast corner of Washington Monumental Cemetery in South River that is mostly empty of gravemarkers, but filled with unsolved mysteries. The records for this part of the cemetery are long gone, but local legends maintain that this open space contained ...

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TAMARAC, FLORIDA - Three former stars from former Head Coach Joe Goerge's past Vikings squads will be playing in an assortment of post-season collegiate bowl games in the next six weeks. Senior Dontae Strickland will be playing for the Syracuse Orange on December 28 at 5:15 pm in the Camping ...

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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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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Did you or your family live in Middlesex County in the 1950s? Do you have treasured photographs from this time in a family album? Now, you can make them part of a new museum exhibit about our County’s history!   The Cornelius Low House/ Middlesex County Museum in ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Little more than a week before Thanksgiving, nine families in Middlesex County received a big reason to be grateful Wednesday when a judge gave final approvals for adoptions in the courthouse ceremonies marking Adoption Day. "Today is a day of celebration," state Sen. Joseph ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - There are 30 days in September, and Middlesex County Food Bank has a suggestion for each of those days. giving people ways to donate food or collect donations to replenish lagging supplies at the county bank. "Currently, the supply of nonperishable foods and necessities at ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Nobody likes to admit his or her own prejudices.They especially do not like to discuss them at an open forum.  However, East Brunswick's Human Relations Council created a welcoming environment in which local residents could do just that - face up to what's going on in our own ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - When a woman was changing in a dressing room of an Edison clothing store, she did know that she was being photographed against her will by a federal officer. Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief Thomas Bryan of the Edison Police Department said today that ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - To some people, lists of names and pictures of locations just create a jumble of information and a confusing mass of facts.  To Ethan Reiss, a historian from East Brunswick who is working to keep facts alive, these bits and pieces come together to form a picture of who we are ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Ever since a young age, Jaclyn Bird has always been outside riding horses. Growing up in West Deptford, N.J., she followed in her older sister’s footsteps and began riding when she was 8 years old. Although it was an activity for fun when she first started, Bird has become ...

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EDISON, NJ - State Sen. Patrick Diegnan, Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin, and Assemblyman Robert Karabinchak were recently joined by local elected officials and environmental groups in hailing a $200,000 state appropriation championed by the 18th district legislators to complete the scope of work needed ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Are you having difficulty protecting your plants and vegetables from backyard deer? The Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County would like to invite you to “Deer Resistant Gardens with Native Plants.” This free seminar is scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon June 9 at the ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - During East Brunswick’s agricultural years, one of the most active organizations in town was the East Brunswick Grange. Granges were fraternities for farmers that helped promote the well-being of farming in the community. There were many granges across the country during the ...

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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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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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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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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 - Have you wanted to join a Girl Scout troop, but just don't have the time? Check out this out. Busy teens can be Independent Girl Scouts -- all the programs and awards without the scheduled troop meetings. Teen girls can do badge work, attend events, travel, earn awards or do ...

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PERTH AMBOY - Stephanie Márquez-Villafañe, president of the student-based Puerto Rican action group Rutgers Unión Estudiantil Puertorriqueña, offers a sobering assessment of New Jersey’s Puerto Rican student community in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, the worst hurricane to hit the U.S.

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NEW BRUNSWICK - Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey, who was recently ordered to pay two news organizations more than $100,000 for legal fees in a battle over a 911 call, defended his decision not to release a recording of the call related to a fatal police shooting. On March 2, a state ...

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Fatima Aguilar’s first day on the job at Vets4Warriors was anything but normal. A military veteran who’s currently enlisted as a Second Lieutenant with the New Jersey National Guard, she found herself in a potential suicide crisis situation as soon as she hit the phones. “I started around three ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – A volunteer youth soccer coach and former Sunday school teacher is charged with possessing and distributing child pornography, officials said Thursday. FBI agents and local law enforcement arrested Waldo Milla-Guerra, 49, at his Kendall Park home Thursday morning after ...

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