Middlesex County News

October 23, 2018

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -- Playhouse 22, East Brunswick’s Community Theater, presents Noises Off, a comedy by Michael Frayen, opening November 2.   Called “the funniest farce ever written,” Noises Off presents a manic menagerie of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing’s On. Doors ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Franklin Township man faces a vehicular homicide charge for allegedly driving after using marijuana last month when he struck and killed a 19-year-old Rutgers University student in downtown New Brunswick. David Stewart, 36, of the Somerset section of Franklin, was under the ...

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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 - A Paterson woman was a arrested and charged with homicide for a fatal drunk-driving crash last month in which an 80-year-old man was killed and another person was injured on Route 1 in North Brunswick, authorities said.  Elizabeth Gomez, 42, faces one count of second-degree ...

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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  - A Sayreville woman is being held in the county jail today on charges of providing drugs to another woman who died from an overdose, authorities said. Danielle Urbanowicz, 30, of the Parlin section of Sayreville, was arrested and charge with a single count of strict liability ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A former Perth Amboy firefighter faces charges of sexually assaulting a teenager over a period of four years, when the victim was 13 to 16 years old,  with the first assault occurring a decade ago, authorities said today. Hugo Fleites, 57, of Perth Amboy was arrested today ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Several hundred people filled the First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens today at the funeral service for New Brunswick Vice Principal Tyrone Harrison, who was struck by a car and killed. "I know this is tough for all of us," Harrison's brother, Shawn, told the people who ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A second man has been arrested in connection with the fatal accident in which a New Brunswick vice principal was struck and killed by one of several drivers who authorities say were drag racing on Stelton Road in Piscataway last Saturday,  Sohjah Powell-Warner, 21, of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - St. Peter's University Hospital is the latest health care center to announce it is considering a merger with another hospital or agency. Leslie Hirsch, interim CEO and president of St. Peter's Healthcare System - the parent company of the hospital - said the hospital this ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A 21-year-old  Piscataway man was charged in the hit-and-run accident in which a New Brunswick vice principal was struck and killed during what authorities said was a bunch of drivers drag racing in Piscataway. Freddy S. Garcia was arrested Thursday and charged with ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Federal investigators today arrested a New Brunswick man and certified public accountant or allegedly underreporting more than $650,000 of income on his personal tax returns. Amit Govil, 58, was arrested at his home and charged by indictment with two counts of making and ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Tyrone Harrison attended Ohio State University, and played on the school's football team. Originally from Highland Park, Harrison graduated college and became a special education teacher in New Brunswick, and then a vice principal. "He was a man with a large stature, but he ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Workers representing several labor union advocacy groups joined with the mayors of New Brunswick and Perth Amboy today in urging state legislators to increase the minimum in New Jersey to $15 an hour. "It's time for New Jersey to raise the minimum wage to a just wage," said ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A New Brunswick High School vice principal was killed when he was struck by a car that was involved in a drag race in Piscataway, authorities said. Police are searching for the driver of a 2003 Honda Accord who fled the scene. Tyrone Harrison, 49 of Somerset, was walking ...

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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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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Mayors or representatives of a dozen Middlesex County municipalities met with East Brunswick Mayor Brad Cohen and Highland Park Mayor Gayle Brill Mittler at the Community Arts Center last week to discuss the possibility of increasing shared services among the communities.  ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK – Garrett Kopp first learned about the nutritional benefits of chaga mushrooms from his grandmother, who made tea from them. His curiosity led him to research these and other forest fungi. He soon become a certified Mushroom Identification Expert in New York State and developed a ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County police will host a benefit softball tournament Saturday, Oct. 13 at William Warren Park in Woodbridge. Entry fee is $600 per team with funds being raised for the Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. The first ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — An early afternoon gas leak near the intersection of Old New Brunswick and Stelton Roads prompted Eisenhower Elementary School to be evacuated as a precautionary measure, said Piscataway police on Thursday. The students were taken to Westergard Library and all were reported to ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A former FBI agent will be placed on probation after admitting in court today he took photographs of a 22-year-old woman while she was in store dressing room, authorities said Danuel S. Brown, 30, of Piscataway, pleaded guilty to a single count of fourth-degree invasion of ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - On Monday, the East Brunswick Police Department issued a report expressing concern over a man chasing a boy from a school bus stop on Willow Street. The man was quickly identified by local residents, and the police have determined that he does not represent a threat. The ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  - A Piscataway man was sentenced today 6 1/2 years in prison for a drunk-driving crash in which a 59-year-old man was killed. Darius Griffin, 26, must serve at least 85 percent of his sentence before he is eligible for parole, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said in a ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Pennsylvania man faces up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to charges of causing a fatal 2016 head-on crash while he was under the influence of prescription drugs, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey said in a statement today. John O'Donnell, Sr., 59, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A South River woman today was sentenced to six years in prison after pleading guilty to a driving drunk when she struck and killed a 49-year-old recycling worker in a broad-daylight accident last May Phyllis Kocheran, 52, must serve 85 percent of the sentence before being ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick High School Marching Band will host a U.S. Bands Competition with 15 high schools participating from both New Jersey and New York. Come support your East Brunswick High School Marching Band. Bring the whole family for ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - East Brunswick residents are cautioned to be aware that an adult male approached a young student yesterday as the student exited his school bus. The East Brunswick Police Department is investigating a suspicious incident in which a juvenile reported being chased by an adult ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  - City residents are getting one more chance Tuesday to describe the improvements they want to see in Feaster and Pittman parks. The meeting at 6 p.m. at the Unity Square Community Center, 81 Remsen Ave., is open to the public. Representatives of the city will explain plans ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - East Brunswick candidates for Township Council met to discuss and debate issues facing residents in the upcoming elections on November 6.  Democratic candidates included Jim Wendell, Sharon Sullivan, and Kevin McEvoy.  They were met by Republican candidates, Dhar Khona, Camille ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - A local woman observed and later identified a man who removed her purse from her parked car this Wednesday near PetSmart in the Mid-State Mall. On September 26, 2018 at approximately 4:30 pm, East Brunswick Police patrol units responded to the area of PetSmart, 300 Highway ...

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