Middlesex County News

August 16, 2018

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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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Three people were stabbed following a fight at a party late Saturday on Delafield Street between Bristol and Courtland streets, Rutgers police said in an alert sent out to students. The assault, which was not on the Rutgers University campus, occurred about 11:45 p.m., police ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Two robbers brandishing a handgun and a knife forced their way into a Hamilton Street house Sunday, causing three tenants - one of them affiliated with Rutgers University - to flee the apartment building, Rutgers police said.   The incident came hours after two ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - City police are investigating two strong-armed robberies that occurred on Easton Avenue the pre-dawn hours Sunday, including one with a victim that is affiliated with Rutgers University. In an alert issued Sunday, University police said the victim associated with Rutgers ...

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OLD BRIDGE, NJ - The Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL) have just selected Minkah Fitzpatrick, 21, who was born in Old Bridge and attended St. Peters Prep High School in Jersey City, in the first round of this year's NFL Draft. Fitzpatrick starred at the University of Alabama ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - More than 100,000 patients come through the emergency department at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, up from the approximately 40,000 cases that came through the doors less than 20 years ago.   "Spaces that were designed for one patient now have had two," said ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Two city Water Department employees have pleaded guilty to charges of falsely reducing water to about 50 different properties in exchange for bribes, costing the city about $500,000, state officials announced. Joseph “Gordo” DeBonis, 55 of Toms River, a suspended senior ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Robert Cancro, 66, a member of the East Brunswick Board of Education, was one of numerous men arrested and charged with engaging in prostitution as part of an ongoing investigation by the Hazlet Police of a location on Route 36.  Cancro was elected to the Board last year.  ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The city is seeking proposals from an outside agencies that could provide police dispatchers because the police department has been unable to attract and retain sufficient staff for the job, officials said. City council members Wednesday passed a resolution seeking to seek ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Three incumbent school board members Tuesday won their bids for new three-year terms on the school district’s governing body. Board members Edward Spencer, Diana Solis and Ronald Hus easily finished on top in a field of seven candidates. They were the victors with less ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - Considered an annual day for Transgender, Genderqueer, Gender non-binary, Genderfluid, and/or Gender Questioning Youth, Friends and Community Members, the 2018 Trans Youth Forum will be held at New Brunswick High School, 1000 Somerset St., on April 21. The statewide event is ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Two administrators in the award-winning Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools have been arrested and charged with crimes related to their handling of funds dedicated to the schools. Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Police Chief Scott Cartmell of the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Sayreville Police Chief John Zebrowski, sees the reports his officers file. Several times each week his officers respond to calls of an opioid drug overdose and find a person near death. Officers must apply Narcan, a power antidote dispensed through the nose, that quick ...

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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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PISCATAWAY, NJ - She wasn't there to explain what happened.  She did not opine about the current administration.  She did not shake her fist at the moon.  Hillary Rodham Clinton was at Rutgers University on Thursday to encourage women and young people to become involved in politics and to vote ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - Hillary Rodham Clinton said she believes the United States is moving toward a breakthrough in which women and underrepresented groups will become more active in politics for the benefit of their communities, but only if they summon the courage to run for office and go to the polls ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Destination Dogs, the eatery specializing in hot dogs that opened in the city about six years ago, will be featured on the Travel Channel show “Food Paradise” next month, a spokeswoman for the show said. A film crew from the channel spent an entire day filming at the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK – Julia Cruz has heard the stories for years. Tenants in apartments in the city pay rent in cash, but do not get a receipt. Then a landlord claims the rent was not paid, or worse, a new landlord takes over the apartment and suddenly hikes the rent above city limits because there is ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ -  A lion-like March forced Saturday's Nicole Surace Remembrance Walk to initially be canceled. The decision was made on Friday to hold the event on March 24 as planned, moving the location from the Spotswood High School Track to the school's back parking lot. However, Mother Nature ...

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NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Republican candidates and their supporters gathered Thursday night to focus their energy on upcoming elections for the United States Senate, the House of Representatives, Middlesex County Freeholders, and even local council elections in 2018.  The mood at North Brunswick's ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – A 15-year-old Piscataway student is facing charges after investigators determined a social media post about a possible shooting at Piscataway High School was a credible threat, police officials said on Thursday.  Piscataway police and school resource officers immediately began ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – In a show of unity, students and school administrators gathered in Piscataway High School’s Performing Arts Center to pay tribute to the 17 students and staff members who were shot and killed Feb. 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL. Seventeen chairs lined ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The possibility of academic repercussions did not stop South Plainfield High School (SPHS) students from taking part in the Women’s March Youth EMPOWER National “March for Our Lives’ Student Walkout to raise awareness of the need for gun reform in the United States. At ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — A township middle school student is facing charges after investigators determined that a message written on a school bathroom wall earlier this month was a potential threat of violence, said Piscataway police. “On March 2, the Piscataway Township Police Department received a ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ - There were leprechauns on the sidewalks, candy in the air, and music in the streets as the Woodbridge St. Patrick's Day parade wound its way through town this Sunday.  Sponsored by the American Irish Association of Woodbridge, the 2018 parade featured bagpipe bands, football ...

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