Middlesex County News

August 31, 2018

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - East Brunswick resident Louis J. Luczu was honored by his hometown of North Brunswick under their Veteran Street Sign Program.  This program allows township residents who were Wartime Veterans to be recognized by adding their name on a secondary street sign to an existing ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - With the new school year about the start, Rutgers University is kicking off traditional events, starting with the Scarlet Day of Service, when students and alumni volunteer to assist several community organizations on Saturday, Sept. 15. One of the largest annual service events ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - New Jersey's clergy and houses of worship want to be on the front lines in the state's ongoing battle against opioids,  state officials at a conference here said on Tuesday. "We need our faith-based leaders," David Leonardis, special investigator for the state Attorney General's ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - South Brunswick Police have solved a 14 month old burglary case using crime scene processing and modern day forensics. On Sunday morning May 7, 2017 the owner of Crossroads Nursery located at 981 Georges Rd, Monmouth Junction arrived to find his front glass door smashed.

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ- Redevelopment is coming to East Brunswick, but it is not coming without a cost.  In order for the Redevelopment Zone to become the unique design that has been proposed, some businesses in the area will have to move or close.  The largest areas under discussion include the former ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - Rutgers University students are expected to flood back into the city this week, and university police are warning people to brace for traffic. The university's student move-in is scheduled for this Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. As a ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ  - The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS) is looking for volunteer weather observers in East Brunswick. CoCoRaHS, a nationwide volunteer precipitation-observing network, with over 15,000 active observers in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Canada, the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - A Monroe man employed at a residential group home was arrested and charged with inappropriate sexual contact with a 62-year-old woman who lived at the home. Ganesh Gudar, 46, who was a caregiver in the home in Monroe, was arrested Aug. 24, and charged with fourth-degree criminal ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - Just a few years ago, there were grease trucks. Now, it is all about gourmet this and gluten-free that. Just in time for the start of academic year, the latest restaurant offering "gourmet" burgers and take-out food has opened on Easton Avenue, smack in the middle of all the ...

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EDISON, NJ - A major traffic jam and several injuries resulted from an eight-car crash at the intersection of Prince Street and and Route 1 in Edison on Wednesday.  A tractor-trailer was also involved in the incident which occurred near the Home Depot Shopping Center during rush hour. Middlesex ...

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WASHINGTON, DC –  As Rosh Hashanah begins the Jewish High Holy Days at sundown on September 9, the federal government has issued a warning about the possible contamination of Empire Kosher chicken, a popular brand in East Brunswick. The Empire Kosher brand raw chicken items, which ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers football has decided to go with a freshman over a red-shirt senior for the quarterback job.  Artur Sitkowski will start as quarterback for the 2018 season opener against Texas State on Saturday, Sept. 1, before heading out to Ohio State to compete against one of the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  - Fans going to Scarlet Knights football games will find a long list of ways to improve their game day this year, from the convenience of digital tickets, to opportunities for sideline passes to bottomless popcorn buckets, or maybe a healthier BBQ chicken and mushroom ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - One of the eight former Rutgers University football players facing charges from a credit card fraud scheme was released from jail today without bail after a brief court hearing in which the defendant appeared via a video connection from the county jail. Brendan Devera, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Eight Rutgers University football players now face charges from a credit card fraud scheme that occurred while all of them were students, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said today. All of the defendants were charged with conspiracy to commit third-degree theft by ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Eight Rutgers students have been arrested and received numerous charges resulting from credit card fraud in a conspiracy to commit theft by deception.  The students hail from a variety of locations in New Jersey, New York, and Florida. Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C.

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NEW BRUNSWICK,NJ - There are at least at least 15 popular destinations for Rutgers University students who use on-demand transportation apps popular among millennials, according to one of the transportation companies which is starting the upcoming academic year by offering students a ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - If you've been seeing NJDOT trucks around town, here's the reason why: the resurfacing of Route 18 from Hillsdale Road (just south of the Brunswick Square Mall) and Eggers Street (CVS) will begin tonight.  Work will take place mostly at night, and one lane in each direction ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - As the summer wanes and shore traffic decreases on Route 18, scheduled road improvements will begin in a move to provide improved paving, increased accessibility, contemporary traffic monitoring, and increased safety.  The roadwork will continue, with work done mostly at night, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A special agent for the state Department of Treasury was arrested today and charged with stealing more than $200 from a Dunellen company he was investigating, authorities said today. Timothy Bailey, 30, of Hamilton, faces a single count of fourth-degree theft by unlawful ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -  A Monroe dentist was arrested today on charges of improper sexual contact with three of his female employees at his office, including one worker who was 17 when the incidents began, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said in a statement today. Dr. Richard Goldberg, 47, ...

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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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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - VFW Post #133 was the location Friday, August 17 for a reception honoring the accomplishments of Daisy and Dennis Cherian, residents of East Brunswick, who had just completed their White House Internships.  The celebration was hosted by Councilwoman Camille Clark, who said ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County College will start the upcoming academic year with an interim president, following the retirement last June of then President Joann La Perla-Morales. The college board of trustees appointed Dr. Mark McCormick, college's vice-president of Academic and Student ...

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EARTH CENTER, SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ-  Local kids will celebrate the end of summer and learn a good deal about conservation and climate at the EARTH Center's week-long exploratory program. The great outdoors turns into a playground and classroom for children who enroll in Middlesex County’s ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - In a crime that echoes television scripts, a man and woman were arrested in a conspiracy to commit the murder of the man's ex-wife, a resident of North Brunswick.  The person they hired for the job, however, was an undercover police officer. According to a statement from ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ:  The Central Jersey Diaper Bank has been selected as one of the Top 200 finalists in the State Farm Neighborhood Assist® grant program. The community outreach program of Congregation Anshe Emeth needs local people to rally behind the cause, by casting votes and to help them win ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - One of two missing Freehold girls was found in New Brunswick, and investigators believe the second girl is also in the city. Freehold police say Rutgers police located Jocelyn Zaveckas, 15, about 8 p.m. Thursday night. However, Zaveckas' friend, Kayla Destefano, 16, is ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County freeholders had one request of people attending stage productions during the annual Plays in the Park program: bring non-perishable foods to donate. During those performances this year, the residents responded generously, the freeholders say, bringing in more ...

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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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