Middlesex County News

July 26, 2018

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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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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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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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  Appleby. DeVoe. Chittick. Warnsdorfer. Bowne.  Good old East Brunswick names, names that appear all over town and grace local schools and streets here and in Spotswood.  Fred DeVoe loved the already-old building on Main Street in which his mother Alice Appleby DeVoe was born.  ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – A township pastor of a New Brunswick church is charged with having “an ongoing” sexual relationship with a city teen, officials said Friday. According to a Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office Press release Friday afternoon, Kendall Park resident, and All Nations Church ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – A man employed by a care management organization was charged with sexually assaulting and smoking pot with a Highland Park juvenile under his care, the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office announced Saturday.  In all, 8 charges that included various levels of assault and drug ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Police released more details about the suspects they are seeking in a botched robbery and shooting at a Kendall Park gas station Oct. 15 that left the 60-year-old attendant hospitalized. According to police, an older model tan or light brown SUV pulled up to the BP Gas ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Police, in conjunction with Middlesex County, are offering a reward for information regarding Sunday morning’s shooting during a botched robbery at a Route 27 gas station that left the attendant in serious condition. In a press release Monday afternoon, Chief of Police ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Police are looking for witnesses or video that may have captured an early morning gas station robbery and shooting in Kendall Park that seriously injured the 60-year-old attendant. Police were called to the BP gas station at the corner of Route 27 and Allston Road at 4:23 ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Three Mercer County women are in critical condition after a box truck landed on top of the vehicle they were riding in Tuesday morning, police said. Police said the crash took place at 6:31 a.m. at the intersection of Stults Road and Herrod Boulevard when the 2016 Hyundai ...

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CRANBURY, NJ – The bells of St. David’s Episcopal Church on South Main Street tolled 60 times at noon Tuesday in remembrance of the 59-people murdered in Las Vegas, Nevada, Sunday night, and once for their slain killer. “At noon (Tuesday), 14 people gathered to pray for and acknowledge the 60 ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The 2017 Raritan River Festival and Duck Race is coming to town this Sunday, Sept. 24, noon to 6 p.m. at Boyd Park, on the riverside of Route 18 and Commercial Avenue in New Brunswick. Admission is free and parking is available at the Rutgers University Public Safety Parking ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – When it comes to blocking Williams' Northeast Supply Enhancement project and proposed natural gas Compressor Station 206, which would be located near Trap Rock Industries' Kingston quarry, numbers count, according to a panel of state environmental activists. More than 150 ...

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EDISON, NJ – Three township firefighters are heading to Texas to aid storm victims there as part of the state’s Office of Emergency Management’s NJTF-1 Task Force. According to officials, Capt. Joe Anselmo, Firefighter Allan Yourstone and Firefighter William Doherty are heading to Katy, Texas ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The wife of convicted former Edison police officer Michael Dotro will take part in a Pre-Trial Intervention program that could, eventually, dismiss charges against her if she successfully completes the program, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey said in a press release ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Former Edison police officer Michael Dotro admitted he tried to kill a township police captain in 2013 by trying to burn down his Monroe home, officials said Monday. Dotro, 40, of Manalapan, pleaded guilty Monday to a count of attempted murder in the first degree and one ...

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EDISON, NJ – Former police officer Michael Dotro is facing even more charges after allegedly tampering with a witness in one of the criminal cases pending against him, prosecutors said Thursday. In a press release from the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, officials said Dotro, 40, of ...

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