Middlesex County News

April 2, 2018

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 ...

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PISCATAWAY – Despite narrowing a bid to become president of her country, and seeing all the deep divides in government and the nation in the past year, Hillary Rodham Clinton remains optimistic that these will get more people to participating public policy and upcoming elections. Speaking before ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK – 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 restaurant ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK – 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 restaurant ...

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EDISON – Leslie Stivale took the call in her office at the Triple C Housing late last January and was stunned by the news. Amazon, which had opened a distribution center in Edison a few months earlier, was offering hundreds and hundreds of household items, from cleansers to slippers, to the ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  There were bunnies, pancakes, raffles, and smiles at the 35th Annual Norma and Ralph Lamo Daisy Breakfast on Sunday morning as East Brunswick celebrated one of the township's star programs.  Friends and family enjoyed a Sunday brunch at the Hilton Hotel on Route 18 as music ...

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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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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Have you wanted to join a Girl Scout troop, but just don't have the time? Check out this out. Busy teens can be Independent Girl Scouts -- all the programs and awards without the scheduled troop meetings. Teen girls can do badge work, attend events, travel, earn awards or do ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Crisis Room at Aldersgate Methodist Church, home of East Brunswick's Food Bank and Diaper Bank, is looking for donations of new and gently-used prom and formal wear (including accessories) which will be used for a fundraising event to benefit the Crisis Room.  The sale ...

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PERTH AMBOY - Stephanie Márquez-Villafañe, president of the student-based Puerto Rican action group Rutgers Unión Estudiantil Puertorriqueña, offers a sobering assessment of New Jersey’s Puerto Rican student community in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, the worst hurricane to hit the U.S.

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - During a time when intense scrutiny is being placed on the sale, purchase, and registration of firearms, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced today that an investigation is underway concerning the issuance of firearms permits by the Carteret Police ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Be alert and get your cameras ready for a rite of spring. East Brunswick Birding invites residents to join them for their Spring Big Day Tour of the township's birding hotspots (including Dallenbach's, Heavenly Farms, Edgeboro Landfill, Bicentennial, Jamesburg and Ireland ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - As climate change increases the risk to trees from severe storms, insects, diseases, drought and fire, a Rutgers University study highlights the need for improved safety in tree-care operations. According to findings published in the American Journal of Industrial ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Public School District Community Programs Department again is offering the Early Learning Academy Preschool classes. This parent-pay program is for 3 and 4-year-old children residing in East Brunswick and surrounding areas. To be eligible for the 2018-2019 ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - East Brunswick used to be the home of Meyer's toy store, an almost idyllic wonderland of all sorts of Barbies, parts for swimming pools, and clanging model trains until it closed in 2002.  Kay-Bee toy store was a popular stop at the Brunswick Square Mall until 2009, with a ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - Rutgers University officials have often been wary of the governor's annual budget message, wondering what type of budget cuts the university may sustain and how it would potentially impact tuition and the overall quality of education. This budget message, delivered March 13, ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Students in East Brunswick participated in the "Walk for Our Lives" event on Wednesday, adding their voices and steps to a national movement against gun violence.  Hundreds of students from East Brunswick High School left the building in an orderly fashion to celebrate the ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  Over 200 students and residents attended a town hall meeting held by Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman at the East Brunswick Community Center on Sunday, when the New Jersey's Representative from District 12 honored her promise to hear them voice their concerns following the ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Thirty cadets will be accepted this year into the East Brunswick Police Department's 13th Annual Youth Police Academy, a program that has strengthened the community policing program in the township. The Academy will begin on June 25, 2018 and conclude on June 29, 2018.

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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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METUCHEN - The Middlesex County Democratic Organization today endorsed Robert Menendez for Senate, Representatives Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-6) and Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12), Freeholder Director Ronald Rios and Freeholder Shanti Narra for the Board of Chosen Freeholders.  Over 300 committee people ...

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CRANBURY - The Middlesex County Improvement Authority (MCIA) has selected innovative golf management firm Billy Casper Golf (BCG) to manage clubhouse operations at Middlesex County’s three golf courses in north central New Jersey. One of the largest privately-owned golf course management ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - One would never think for a second that East Brunswick could ever be a resort town, but before all the housing developments filled up the town, that was the case. One example was Patrick’s Corner, located along Riva Avenue and fronting Farrington Lake. This was an area of East ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Township of East Brunswick, in conjunction with the East Brunswick Arts Commission, will be unveiling an art gallery in the lobby of the Community Arts Center featuring the work of long-time East Brunswick resident, Don Bloom. The opening will be held on Sunday, March 18 at ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Every day, children ask East Brunswick Public Library staff where they can find the Arthur series of children's books. March 1 was different--they had the opportunity to meet. Marc Brown, the author and illustrator who created Arthur. The event was sponsored by the East ...

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PISCATAWAY - One of the largest Girl Scout councils in New Jersey, Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey (GSHNJ), today announced the appointment of longtime advocate of girl empowerment and Girl Scouting, Natasha Hemmings, to Chief Executive Officer. Hemmings will take the GSHNJ helm on April ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey, who was recently ordered to pay two news organizations more than $100,000 for legal fees in a battle over a 911 call, defended his decision not to release a recording of the call related to a fatal police shooting. On March 2, a state ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - East Brunswick Police surveillance at the high school last week foiled the early-morning theft of valuable sports equipment. On February 22, 2018 at approximately 12:38 am, Ptl. Dan Werner was on patrol in the area of East Brunswick High School when he observed a dark color ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Three people believed to be members of a Florida-based gang known called the Felony Lane Gang to steal bank information from vehicles were arrested in East Brunswick after an observant bank employee notified police of the attempted fraud. According to the Facebook page of ...

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