Middlesex County News

June 9, 2021

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Alice Tempel, recycling coordinator for the Borough of South Plainfield and a resident of Piscataway, was recently the recipient of two awards from Jersey Harmony Chorus. The Jersey Harmony Chorus, under the direction of Kat Britt, is the Princeton, NJ chapter of Sweet ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy’s COVID-19 updates over the past several weeks have brought news that the city was at or near the bottom when it comes to percentage of residents who have been vaccinated. Wednesday, however, the state’s statistics revealed that New Brunswick has seen a jump ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Saint Peter’s University Hospital’s new Community Health Services van will be used to deliver various health care services, including COVID vaccinations, to key sites throughout Middlesex and Somerset counties including schools, retirement communities, homeless shelters, senior ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – By the time John Somogyi graduated from St. Peter’s High School in 1968, he had been twice named first-team all-state, led the Cardinals to the state parochial title and amassed more points than any player in state history. His staggering total of 3,310 points would stand as ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK and HIGHLAND PARK, NJ - The Doughboy - an iconic statue that has stood sentinel in the borough for almost 99 years before being felled by a wayward truck last year - is back. The statue has been returned to his post at the fork where Route 27 (Raritan Avenue) and Woodbridge Avenue ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The number of city residents receiving the COVID-19 vaccine continues to lag compared with other municipalities around the state, according to statistics released by Gov. Phil Murphy and the New Jersey Department of Health. New Brunswick has the lowest vaccination rate among ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Every team sets goals at the beginning of the season. The South Plainfield High School varsity baseball accomplished its first goal last weekend when it clinched the White Division of the Greater Middlesex Conference. Next up on the list is a county tournament title, and ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A 22-year-old city man has been charged with attempted murder in connection with two recent shootings in New Brunswick. Nelson Benitez was arrested on May 21 and is facing attempted murder, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Residents living near the site of the shuttered Sears on Route 1 have complained that the area has been piling up with abandoned vehicles and various forms of trash.  They have also complained that some people are sleeping in cars on the site. The City Council voted 5-0 at ...

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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 – 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- 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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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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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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Monroe Township, NJ — Each year, AAngelsNJ, a cancer nonprofit in Essex County releases a calendar featuring one breast cancer survivor for each month. This year, the 2021 features Monroe Township resident Pam Hodge. Her story of survival is included in the calendar. Tracy is one of eleven other ...

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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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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – Gas up your snowblowers again!  For all those that simply hate the winter, apologies from mother nature are in order. For those who love the snow, this is a week you have dreamed about for a decade.  For the second time in a week, a significant to major snowstorm seems poised ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – After two years of little to no snow, mother nature has said enough is enough.  The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for all but the farthest northern counties of New Jersey, and it is likely to encompass the entire state by the time the first flakes ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Middlesex County has compiled this monthly Arts & Culture Guide to highlight all upcoming events related to arts, history, Rutgers Cooperative Extension, and virtual performances hosted or sponsored by Middlesex County. Stay ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – For those waiting for the big snowstorm we have been deprived of over the past couple of years, the wait will need to continue.  Two storm systems developing this week will provide some white winter weather for a good part of New Jersey, but neither storm is showing much ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The president of Rutgers University has returned to a full work schedule – albeit remotely – as he continues to quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19. The school announced on Jan. 11 that the Jonathan Holloway would be “paring back” his schedule as he quarantined ...

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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 of service. The school that had been known as Middlesex County College until Jan. 1 will also be ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – The Heldrich Hotel and Conference Center is among six COVID-19 vaccine sites that have been established by Middlesex County as the state continues its rollout of the COVID-19 vaccination. These locations, in addition to the State-run Middlesex County Regional COVID-19 ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Johnson & Johnson received site plan approval Tuesday night from the Planning Board to make a series of upgrades to parts of its 15.4-acre world headquarters campus. From installing better lighting, to creating signs that detail the company’s long history, to the building ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rutgers President Jonathan Holloway has announced that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and that his symptoms are mild – similar to those of a cold. He said he has been in self-quarantine since he learned he was exposed to someone who was COVID-19-positive last ...

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Companies, Organizations, Government Can Now Schedule On-Site Testing, Anywhere in New Jersey EDISON, NJ – As the demand for COVID testing in New Jersey grows – with hospitalizations reaching all-time highs – Immediate Care is now taking its service on the road. The Red Bank-based company, ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – Leslie Koppel and Charles Tomaro each took stock in some of the county’s economic successes in the face of the challenges wrought by COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 as they were sworn in to start new terms Thursday. Koppel and Tomaro, who were overwhelming winners during ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - The Middlesex County Board of Commissioners held their annual Swearing-in Ceremony and Reorganization Meeting, newly elected members were sworn into office and members of the board were nominated for positions in the county’s government. The ceremony was held on Thursday, ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY —  Middlesex County began administering and dispensing the preventative COVID-19 vaccine, developed by Moderna, to healthcare workers and long-term care staff and residents. The county will continue these vaccinations on Wednesday, Jan. 6 from 10 a.m. to noon and contingent upon ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Sometimes the questions go off COVID-19 and onto politics for the Middletown, NJ based Governor Murphy. With a near daily schedule of COVID-19 briefings, however, he tries to allow a robust question and answer period. During the COVID-19 briefing question and answer period on ...

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