Middlesex County News

November 15, 2018

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Due to inclement weather, Middlesex County College will be closing effective 5pm, Thursday, November 15, 2018.   All classes and activities are canceled. As of 4:30 pm today, the college will re-open at 12:01 am on Friday, November 16, 2018. 

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - In response to a recent uptick in robberies and burglaries in the township, Chief James Conroy of the East Brunswick Police Department encourages residents to be more mindful of their possessions, neighborhoods and vehicles. A letter released by Chief Conroy today provides ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers women's basketball coach C. Vivian Stringer recorded her 1,000th victory as the Scarlet Knights team Central Connecticut State 73-44 on Tuesday at the Rutgers Athletic Center in Piscataway.  Stringer, who is already enshrined in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ- If you were stranded on an island, what would you bring? A spirit, your slave, and a super-intimidating staff, of course. Every three years, the East Brunswick High School Drama Club performs a Shakespeare play in the fall. This year, they’re bringing "The Tempest," ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Keen observation by a citizen and a police officer led to two arrests in the township this weekend involving theft from parked cars and unlawful weapon possession. According to a report issued by the East Brunswick Police Department today, on Sunday, November 11, 2018 at ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - In a phased approach to creating a sustainable, contemporary community, Mayor Brad Cohen and the Township of East Brunswick dedicated the newly-completed bike paths in locations that allow residents to safer and easier access to schools, parks, and houses of worship.  Cohen ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - A 25-year-old Perth Amboy man was arrested today and charged with fatally stabbing a pregnant woman in Perth Amboy Thursday night, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey in a joint statement with Perth Amboy police Chief Roman McKeon. Benny M. Pichardo was charged with murder ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  - World War I ended on the 11th hour, of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. This year, Nov. 11 falls on Sunday, and members of the military will be honored with the Veterans Day Parade that will start in Highland Park and proceed over the bridge into New Brunswick. "We ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Police are asking the public's help in finding a missing 23-year-old man who is considered to be at-risk. Anthony Boyd was last seen in the city with his girlfriend, Starleene Hampton. Authorities did not know when or exactly where he was seen. Police said Boyd has a ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ:  Following a contentious race, Democrats have swept local and state elections in East Brunswick and New Jersey.  In East Brunswick, the Democratic team of Jim Wendell, Sharon Sullivan, and Kevin McEvoy have been awarded with places on the town council.  On the Middlesex ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Long-time pastor Rev. Dr. DeForest "Buster" Soaries has been appointed to the board of trustees for RWJBarnabas Health, the largest health care system in the state, hospital officials announced. Soaries, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens in the Somerset ...

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East Brunswick, NJ (November 1, 2018) – Sport Clips Haircuts’ annual “Help A Hero” scholarship campaign starts today, and you can be a part of the mission to help service members and veterans take the next step toward civilian careers through education by visiting the East Brunswick location. Today ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Tempest is believed to be Shakespeare's last play.  It tells the story of Prospero, the exiled Duke of Milan, who lives on a remote island with his daughter, Miranda.  Supernatural creatures live there as well, such as Caliban, the monstrous son of a witch, and Ariel, one ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Although 27 years have passed since the violent incidents occurred, there was enough evidence to lead to the arrest of a former Port Reading fireman and custodian in Woodbridge. Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Director Robert Hubner of the Woodbridge Police ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The pastor of a former Rutgers football player charged with threatening to kill two people described the young athlete as a hard worker and a leader in the church community. "He is respectful and a role model," Dr. Derrick Dumas said of Izaia Bullock, the former university ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  Churchill Junior High School and Lawrence Brook Elementary School were locations where students and staff were told to "shelter in place" by the East Brunswick Police Department as they conducted a pursuit of reported robber who was evading arrest, leading the EBPD and ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - As an advocate for preserving Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid, Max Richtman knows what's at stake for Senior Citizens, not only in East Brunswick, but everywhere across the nation.  Yesterday, at an impromptu meeting at the East Brunswick Senior Center, Richtman ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A now-former Rutgers football player charged with plotting two murders appeared in court via video connection from the county jail today with relatives sitting in the court watching the video and comforting one another. The mother  and step-mother of Izaia Bullock sat in ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - A home security camera has helped the East Brunswick Police Department capture a thief. East Brunswick Police received a complaint on September 27, 2018 that a self-employed housekeeper had possibly stolen thousands of dollars from a 92-year-old Cranbury Road ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Security cameras led to the arrest of a local man for burglary last Thursday in East Brunswick. On October 25, 2018, the East Brunswick Police responded to a residence on McDowell Drive for a report of a belated burglary. Upon speaking with the residents, officers were ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Public Schools reacted to local criminal activity yesterday when two schools were assigned the "Shelter in Place" designation for students and staff. This afternoon Lawrence Brook School and Churchill Jr. High School were put in a "Shelter in Place" due to ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  About 150 East Brunswick residents and friends joined hearts together on Monday night to pledge their commitment to unity, love and kindness in the second Annual Unity Walk.  The event was sponsored by by the East Brunswick Human Relations Council as part of the group's ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University was awarded a $4.2 million federal grant to training mental health physicians, the university announced today. With the money from the U.S. Department Health and Human Services, the Rutgers’ Department of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Counseling is ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Police issued a plea for the public's help to find a missing 80-year-old city resident with dementia. Edna Eggleston has been missing from her Rutgers Street home since early this morning, authorities said. They said the African-American woman was last seen wearing a green ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Rutgers football player was arrested and charged with two counts of first-degree attempted murder for plotting to kill two members of the family of his friend, authorities said today. Izaia Bullock, 22, of Piscataway, a junior linebacker, is being held at the Middlesex ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Voters will be able to get vote-by-mail applications later on Tuesday night and on Saturday because of extended hours at the Middlesex County Clerk's Office. The office will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday in the county ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – As the holidays draw near, many long-standing supporters of the Middlesex County Food Organization and Outreach Distribution Services (MCFOODS) are gearing up with activities to help stock our shelves. For the fourth year in a row, multiple troops from the East Brunswick Boy ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - In what will be the latest addition to the city's food scene, the Halal Guys, a company started in a street cart, will open on Easton Avenue later this year. The company will open its newest franchise at 37 Easton Ave., in a busy section of the street between the city's two ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Superior Court in New Brunswick will close at 1:30 p.m. today for police to conduct a training drill in the building, authorities said this morning. The office of Middlesex County Sheriff Mildred Scott issued an alert this morning announcing the closing. The courthouse at ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Piscataway man pleaded guilty in Superior Court today to charges from a crash in which a female passenger on his motorcycle was killed. Ruddy Custodio, 30, of Piscataway, pleaded guilty today to vehicular homicide for the crash last July 4 in South Plainfield in which ...

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