Middlesex County News

March 22, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Two firefighters with the New Brunswick Fire Department were promoted to new leadership roles this week. Lieutenant Michael Dillon, who has served with the fire department since the year 2000, was promoted to the rank of Captain. And, firefighter Alexander Eristavi, a 23-year ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Township police are searching for a suspect wanted for the March 8 robbery of the Investors Bank on Stelton Road. Police said at about 5:30 pm that evening, a man handed a teller a note demanding money. They said he did not show a weapon, but that he walked out of the bank with ...

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The South Plainfield fifth-grade Boys Travel Basketball Team capped off a phenomenal season by winning the Jersey Basketball Association Championship at Saint Joseph’s High School in Metuchen on Saturday, March 9th.  The fifth grade boys team finished the regular season with a record of 10 - ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - City police today issued a plea for the public's to help in locating a missing woman who may be somewhere in New Brunswick. Authorities say they are trying to locate 30-year-old Angely Jimenez. She is described as a Hispanic woman who is 5-foot, 1-inch tall and weighs 110 ...

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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - It took four long years, the overcoming of a season-derailing illness and other adversities, but Zach DelVecchio has finally reached the mountain top of New Jersey high school wrestling. The South Plainfield senior has been among the best at 220-pounds since he first stepped ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Marijuana Ordinance Forum, sponsored by the East Brunswick Elks and the East Brunswick Municipal Alliance was held at 7 p.m. Tuesday evening, February 26, 2019 at the Community Arts Center located at 721 Cranbury Road.     The event was moderated by legal and ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A former Rutgers medical school professor is facing a 160-count indictment accusing him of taking photos of 26 partially dressed women, stealing the identity of four colleagues, and possessing an assault rifle, authorities said today. Dr. James Goydos, 58, of East Brunswick, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesesx County has introduced a proposed $485.1 million that is $15 million more than last year, but freeholders and county officials are quick to say the money package will not increase the tax rate. The proposed budget of $485,101,000 is $15,181,000 more than ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - After New Brunswick completed the first revaluation of property in 26 years, municipal leaders were anxious to share news that taxes for many homeowners had dropped. Mayor James Cahill, in his state of the city address on Jan. 1, touted the city has the second lowest property ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Early this morning at the Municipal Center, the East Brunswick Planning Board denied Alfieri Property Management's proposal to build a seven-building apartment complex at the intersection of Tices Lane and Hart's Lane known as Hidden Oaks.  The meeting ran past 12:30 and was ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - In the depths of a cold winter, city officials have revealed plans for renovating two popular parks with a project that includes an amphitheater, multiple gardens, water spray splash pad and a memorial to activist and Rutgers University alumnus Paul Robeson. Plans for Feaster ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A 59-year-old man faces charges of arson, exploding a bomb and having pipe bombs in his home, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said in a statement today. Joseph Colucci of Middlesex Borough was arrested Sunday and charged with one count each of third-degree arson, and ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Hanging out in East Brunswick is about to get a lot more fun as new businesses opening on Route 18 will offer entertainment, food, retail variety, and an answer to the suburban doldroms. Drivers down Rooute 18 are beginning to see a whole lot of shaking going on as old ...

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 EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  Some composers have overcome extraordinary challenges to bring their music to light. Perhaps they had the "wrong" skin color, practiced the "wrong" religion, or struggled against tyranny. This inspiring program, presented by the East Brunswick Arts Commission, shows the power ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - Milltown Mel is becoming quite the local celebrity as local news outlets joined the Groundhog Day lovers who braved the cold this morning to see if Central Jersey is in for an early spring or six more weeks of winter. For the last two years, Mel has predicted an early spring and the ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - For the second time in a week, fire has destroyed a home of a South Brunswick family. On Wednesday afternoon at 4:30pm South Brunswick Police received a 911 call from a passing motorist reporting a house on fire on Anderson Way.  Monmouth Junction Fire Chief Scott Smith ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County is now accepting applications for the Youth Conservation Corps, forming crews of workers to clean county open spaces. The county owns more than 8,000 acres of open space. Youth Conservation Corps members are used to protect and preserve the lands. Corps ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Paterson woman faces an indictment for charges from a drunk-driving collision in North Brunswick that resulted in the death of the driver in another car last September, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said today. Elizabeth Gomez, 42, was indicted on individual ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - City business owners who fail to pay employees the wages they earn will face increased scrutiny and possible suspension of their operating licenses under a revised ordinance slated to be passed next month. The ordinance is aimed at "wage theft," when employers pay workers ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Mayor's Office and the East Brunswick Clergy Council are sponsoring a food drive to help those who are currently furloughed by due to the partial federal government shutdown as it enters its    day. "We feel terrible for the number of people who are caught ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — As the start of the new year brings change around Piscataway Township, Mayor Brian Wahler and the Piscataway Township Council announced the retirement of police chief Scott Cartmell and the promotion of Michael McLaughlin to the position. “Michael McLaughlin knows and loves ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – At a Jan. 8 meeting, the South Plainfield Planning Board resumed its hearing on M&M Realty Properties proposal for 1111 Durham Avenue.  At this time, John Taikina, director of real estate development for M&M, presented a few minor changes to the plans – made at the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Despite concerns about parking, city officials Monday approved plans for a building with three ground-floor stores and three apartments above them on a vacant lot at Somerset Street about two blocks from the city high school. Planning board members unanimously approved plans ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The partial government shutdown has not impacted the federally funded New Brunswick Housing Authority, but that could soon change. However, if the shutdown lasts to the end of the month, authority employees could be furloughed and hundreds of landlords in New Brunswick and ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Federal employees who are out of work because of the partial government shutdown now can a little bit of sympathy from a group of New Jersey coffee shops that are giving the workers free cups of java. Hidden Grounds Coffee, which has two shops in New Brunswick, as well as ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Brunswick Square Mall attracts thousands of shoppers throughout Middlesex County every year. It is one of the defining features in East Brunswick and the place most people tend to associate with the township. However, in recent years, the mall has struggled to keep up with ...

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SAYREVILLE - The Sayreville Economic & Redevelopment Agency (SERA) is expressing deep concerns about a questionable poll mailed to Borough households in the waning days of 2018. The poll was mailed from an unknown third party describing itself as the “National Community Based Development ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - Piscataway residents are invited to attend the township’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Breakfast on Saturday, January 19th at 8:30 a.m. Sponsored by the township’s Civil Rights Advisory Commission and the North Stelton Ame Church Women's Ministry., the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Police are alerting residents that a section of George Street will be closed today from Commercial Avenue to Bishop Street. The road is closed to accommodate state Department of Transportation workers who are making repairs. Police said signs for detours are posted in the ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - A breakdown on Ryders Lane caused a problem for an east Brunswick Police Department officer when a father and son got into a tussle following the report of a disabled vehicle.  On December 10, 2018 at approximately 12am, Ptl. Luke Guinee was dispatched to the area of Ryders ...

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