Middlesex County News

December 9, 2018

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Local historian Richard Walling presented an "Objector's Case" against the proposed Hidden Oaks Woods Development which would bring 275 apartments, parking, a recreation center, and a swimming pool to the intersection of Tices Lane and Harts Lane at the East Brunswick Planning ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Woodbridge man faces a seven-year prison sentence after he pleaded guilty to causing the death of a passenger in his car when he hit a concrete barrier while driving drunk in Piscataway last May, authorities said today. Tayib Mahmood, 29, pleaded guilty Thursday to charged ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - A brave young girl kept herself safe by keeping her wits and being observant avoiding an attempted child-luring near Davidison Mill Road in South Brunswick earlier this week. South Brunswick Police Chief Raymond Hayducka announced Thursday that detectives had made an arrest ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Mayor James Cahill added his support to a chorus of urban area leaders in praising a proposed state law allowing undocumented immigrants to obtain driver's licenses. On Tuesday, state legislators introduced a bill permitting these immigrants to get licenses because many of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Agencies in the city are asking people to feel the message of the season by making donations to help others. Collection points have been set up around New Brunswick where people can drop-off hats, coats, gloves, scarfs, non-perishable foods and toys. All of the donations ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A demographic study of South Plainfield’s seven school buildings found that while enrollment appears to be leveling off, two large residential developments, combined with planned and future construction within borough overlay zones, will ‘impact’ district schools by ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – An application before the South Plainfield Planning Board pertaining to the residential development of the former Motorola property that was originally scheduled for a vote in September has been rescheduled for Tuesday, November 27. Currently, M&M Realty Partners at ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  About 150 East Brunswick residents and friends joined hearts together on Monday night to pledge their commitment to unity, love and kindness in the second Annual Unity Walk.  The event was sponsored by by the East Brunswick Human Relations Council as part of the group's ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida panhandle as a Category 4 storm blowing down trees and power lines, destroying homes and killing 26 people. New Brunswick Fire Capt. Douglas Burrell saw the damage first-hand as part of a rescue team sent to the scene. "This looked ...

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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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