Middlesex County News

October 17, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Approximately 1.5 million women are raped or physically abused nationwide each year, according to the Center for Disease Control data on domestic violence. Both men and women annually become victims of the violence or abuse inflicted by family members or intimate partners ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  - It is a narrow lot, barely 25 feet wide, created through a subdivision more than 150 years ago, and now it will be the long-sought home to a Rutgers University fraternity. City zoning board members Tuesday approved plans for Phi Sigma Kappa to build its new three-story house ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK,NJ  - Economic development and job creation requires the combined efforts of government, business, and education, state Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin told private business leaders and elected officials today at the Middlesex County Business Summit. "If business and education and ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK,NJ  - Four years ago, New Brunswick's elected officials, responding to complaints from two local groups, passed a local law forcing local businesses to cough up the unpaid wages owed their employees. Since then city has helped recoup thousands of dollars workers were not paid in what ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK,NJ  - High levels of lead were found in 29 water faucets and other outlets located in four city schools, according to water test results that the school district released recently. Schools Superintendent Aubrey Johnson said water samples were taken from 335 faucets, sinks and ice ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK,NJ - City residents are getting a chance to say what they want to see in two popular city parks. On Sept. 12, the city will have public meeting at the Paul Robeson Community School for the Art, 199 Commercial Ave, to hear suggestions for improving and redesigning Feaster and Pitman ...

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EAST BRUSNWICK, NJ - The New York Blood Center has been fighting a summer-long shortage, stressed by the recent hurricane in Hawaii. On Friday, September 7, Brunswick Square Mall will be hosting a blood drive from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. in their center court. All donors wil receive a $10 AMC Movie ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - City officials on Monday released the first list of nine abandoned properties targeted for forfeiture by New Brunswick, the result of a two-year effort to remove dozens of blighted buildings and redevelop lots for and new housing. City council members two years ago passed two ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - City leaders Tuesday approved a contract to build a new park at a cost of more than $882,000, an amount previously seen as above the estimated price tag for the project. Council members approved a $882,756.25 contract with A-Tech Concrete Company of Edison to construct a park ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - With an unprecedentedly high number of families seeking help, the New Brunswick Corps of the Salvation Army is making a plea for donations of back-to-school supplies. As result of the large number of requests, the Salvation Army this year has started a waiting list of family ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ  - The young cadets of South Plainfield’s Junior Police Academy were just feet away from a water rescue demonstration on August 7th at the Community Pool by the South Plainfield Volunteer Fire Department as part of an intense five-day course that took place August 6th through ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - City officials want to use $553,274 in federal funds to partially finance construction of a multi-family affording housing development on Remsen Avenue in partnership with a non-profit agency that now owns the property. The city is seeking to amend its Consolidated Action ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - City officials are one step closer to purchasing electricity in bulk for all residential property owners, and to requiring that the energy eventually come entirely from environmentally-friendly renewable sources. Council members last week passed an ordinance on first reading ...

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MONROE TOWNSHIP, NJ - Thompson Park will host the Race for Veterans 5K and one-mile run on Sunday, September 9 at 9:30 a.m. The race will be run in honor of SPC. Michael L. Gonzalez and is sponsored by the Butterfly Circle of Friends. The Butterfly Circle of Friends works to assist those in ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - RWJBarnabas Health system will take over management of Middlesex County's two long-term care and nursing facilities, county and hospital officials announced today. Currently the Middlesex County Improvement Authority manages the county's Roosevelt care centers in Edison and ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK,NJ  - An FBI agent was arrested and charged with illegally photographing a 22-year-old woman in a dressing room, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said today. The agent, Danuel Brown, 30, of Piscataway, was arrested was Thursday and charged with a single count of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Only one company submitted a bid to build a new city park on land where three abandoned houses once stood. A-Tech Concrete of Edison submitted a bid of $897,316.25 to construct a park on Welton Street, near Drift Street. This was the only bid that city Purchasing ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Over a stretch of nearly 70 years, Geoffrey the Giraffe at Toys R Us stores was the symbol of happy times for generations of children, and now he may provide those same feelings for children coming to a hospital. "From this day forward, Geoffrey stands tall in our lobby to ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Abandoned properties in urban areas cause a range of problems, from fostering criminal activity to creating public health hazard and generally diminishing the quality of life. That is from the opening statement of an ordinance that the city council passed in 2016 calling for ...

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NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Police reported to a robbery in progress at 1675 Jersey Avenue around 7 pm on July 4, according to a news release.  Police say the attempted robbery led to several charges for three men from New Jersey.  Axell Mendoza, 30, of North Bergen, Alex Pelerigo, 50, of ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The borough's Polish American Club will be the site for the Fight the Fight for Janice benefit on Saturday, July 28 at 3 p.m. The event is to help Janice Cooper, a longtime kindergarten teacher at the Spotswood School District's Schoenly School, in her fight against colon ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A long-open grassy lot next to a single-family home will now become the site of a 12-unit apartment building on busy Livingston Avenue. The city zoning board has approved plans for construction of a three-story apartment building at 405-409 Livingston Avenue located between ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Police issued an alert early today seeking help in locating a girl who was reported missing. Alma Garcia, 14, was last seen about 7 a.m. Wednesday in the area of Sanford Street and Commercial Avenue. The girl’s mother found self-inflicted cuts on the youth’s left arm, and ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - More than 200 people are expected to demonstrate outside city hall Saturday to protest the immigration policy of separating families. NJ Interfaith Communities Against the Separation of Families and MoveOn are sponsoring the event, titled "Families belong together," that will ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - In 2008, Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity sold its house on Union Street because the now smaller chapter could not afford the building that accommodated dozens of members. Since then the fraternity, now with 25 members, and its alumni, the Nu Tetarton Alumni Association, have ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Longtime borough resident Stacy Remantas is hoping for the return of a missing painting done by her father, Peter, back in the day. Peter Remantas was a railroader with a passion for painting. After teaching a watercolor class sponsored by the Spotswood Recreation Department at the ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The sky was blue.  The grass was green. The people were purple, orange, pink, and yellow. Last week's Color Fun Run, hosted by the Lighthouse Christian Fellowship of East Brunswick, showed a local faith community at their colorful best as dozens of folks ran and walked a ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - After 48 years of leading the charge for change in New Brunswick, Dr. C. Roy Epps can still be found quietly working on weekends in The Civic League of Greater New Brunswick offices. The tireless commitment of the 77-year-old President and CEO of this non-profit has helped ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Plainsboro couple could face charges of of selling counterfeit designer shoes and handbags, netting $8 million and sending $3 million to people in China, authorities said today. Yan Shi, 36, and her husband, Weiping Liu, 40, were arrested Thursday and charged with ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Four South Plainfield High School (SPHS) students were recognized Tuesday for their actions and efforts for social justice.  Tala Abdeljaber. Hailey Medina, Simran Modhera, and Jade Scotti, all members of the Class of 2018, each received $1,000 from the Ionracas Deontas ...

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