Middlesex County News

May 11, 2021

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The South Brunswick Police Department has been awarded national recognition for policing excellence by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), according to a recent press release. The CALEA, founded in 1979, is an accreditation program which ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Construction of the $55 million elementary school on Jersey Avenue will begin with a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday, May 12 at 11 a.m. Officials from the board of education, city government, RWJ Barnabas Health, Middlesex County and others have been invited to take ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – As we look to celebrate the accomplishments and overall wonderment of our mothers on Mother’s Day, look no further than Parker to discover elder women who have made a terrific impact on society, as well as at the kitchen table, over the decades. “Women who have succeeded ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Former South Brunswick Police Chief Frank College passed away, according to a press release from the police department. College served on the South Brunswick Police Force for over 30 years and implemented many policing programs still found in South Brunswick today. Funeral ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Middlesex College has signed a dual admission and transfer partnership agreement with Stockton University that will help students make a smooth transition from the two-year college to the Atlantic County school’s bachelor’s degree program.  The five-year agreement strengthens ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Dale Caldwell, a driving force on the Board of Education for more than two decades, will be named its new president at tonight’s reorganization meeting, TAPinto New Brunswick has learned. Jennifer Sevilla is also expected to be chosen by a vote of the other board members as ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - US News and World Report has named the top high schools in America in its annual review, and East Brunswick has moved up significantly higher on the table of well-respected secondary schools in both the state and the nation. According to the review, East Brunswick High ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  The East Brunswick Human Relations Council and the Township of East Brunswick will sponsor the First Annual Lighting Ceremony to celebrate the end of Ramadan, the holy period of fasting for Muslims worldwide, on Sunday, May 2 at 8:45 pm. The event will be held outside near ...

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PERTH AMBOY, NJ -  City officials and police are mourning the loss of Patrolman Arcadio Rivera Jr., who died after suffering a medical emergency Wednesday that caused him to crash his personal vehicle while off-duty in the city's Harbortown section. Authorities say Rivera, 54, a 26-year veteran ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A New Brunswick man and another individual are facing additional charges in connection with the March 21 murder of Somerset man. Demond Gray, 43, of New Brunswick, and Katura Williams, 40, of Sayreville were charged and served with complaints Monday for one count of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The family of a taxi driver who was shot and killed by a stray bullet last week has started a GoFundMe page to help pay for his funeral expenses. Delfino Aparicio-López, 46, was giving a passenger a ride near the area of Handy Street and Robeson Boulevard at about 4:35 p.m.

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ  - The South Brunswick Planning Board will hold a special meeting for the proposal of an age-restricted affordable housing complex on the south side of Route 27. Jaynar Construction is proposing to develop two L-shaped buildings for senior living, both of which will be three ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Following an event involving the of the excessive use of force and "assaultive conduct," Lt. Eddie Molina, 42, of East Brunswick, N.J. has been charged with Official Misconduct (Two Counts, 2nd Degree) and Tampering with Public Records or Information (3rd Degree) says a release from ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Updated Board of Education voting results show that the three incumbents continue to lead. New Beginnings for New Brunswick running mates Edward Spencer (394), Jennifer Sevilla (387) and Diana Solis (382) are seeking re-elected to the board. They lead challengers Linda ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - East Brunswick Police Chief Frank LoSacco really wishes he could spend the limited resources he has on something else, but these are new and challenging times in law enforcement where a police officer's actions can be put under microscopic examination in a second by the public.

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - East Brunswick's Superintendent Dr. Victor Valeski has reason to celebrate. Those students who chose to attend school every day this week and the teachers who taught them made it through with little difficulty and some opportunities for everyone to learn. Says Valeski, " As ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - A Middlesex County man has admitted to fraudulently accepting loans from the Payment Protection Program (PPP),  which is designed to provide forgivable loans to small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Bernard Lopez, age 40, pleaded guilty by video conference to ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Welcome to one of the most active days of the year in East Brunswick!  Saturday, April 24 turns out to be a really active day for the township with several events contributing to a much-needed spring cleaning by and for all residents and residences. Need to clean up your yard? ...

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This story was produced thanks to a reporting grant facilitated by the Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State University and funded by New Jersey Children's Foundation. NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Claudia Gallegos wanted to know if her second grader had missed any assignments. The problem ...

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EVANSTON, ILLINOIS -  Today, National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) released the names of the first group of winners in the 66th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.  East Brunswick High School students Christina Chen, Abigail H. Portnoy, and Shreya Sai Rajeswaran have won the ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – Chanelle Scott McCullum was sworn into a seat on the Middlesex County Board of County Commissioners today, filling the seat left vacant after the sudden passing of Deputy Director Kenneth Armwood on March 29. The remaining year of former Deputy Director Armwood’s term will ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The three incumbents running for the Board of Education are leading in preliminary results released by the Middlesex County Clerk’s Office on Tuesday night. Edward Spencer (344 votes), Jennifer Sevilla (336) and Diana Solis (332) are leading in their re-election ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A 35-year-old city woman has been charged with shooting and killing a man while he was driving his car on Monday. Rhadisha Maurasse has been charged with one count of first-degree murder, one count of second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon and one count of second-degree ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The three candidates running under the Students First banner said they would make transparency and accessibility their priorities if they are elected to the Board of Education. Linda Stork, Jenifer Garcia Pelaez and Matthew Rivera touched on everything from the COVID-19 ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The kids are back! For the first time in 13 months, the students at New Brunswick High School, New Brunswick Health Sciences Technology High School, New Brunswick P-TECH, and New Brunswick Middle School returned to their classrooms on Monday. Students will be taking ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The South Brunswick Police Department is seeking funding to install body cameras on all officers, as per a state order for all law enforcement agencies. Police Chief Raymond Hayducka and fellow officers discussed their requests for adequate funding at a recent Township Council ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A woman told police that a man grabbed her buttocks before running away near the area of Senior and Wyckoff streets. The woman yelled at him and said she was calling the police as he ran, according to an alert released by New Brunswick Police late Saturday night. Police said the ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ —East Brunswick Mayor Brad Cohen, the East Brunswick Human Relations Council and East Brunswick Public Library will team up to present the Facebook Live program “Building Bridges: Combating Anti-Asian Racism” on Tuesday, April 20 at 7:30 pm. The goal of this program is for the ...

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NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County has announced a partnership with WSP USA Inc. for the design and construction of the long awaited North Brunswick Train Station. The Middlesex County Improvement Authority approved of the partnership sometime last week. Officials with the State, County and ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The members of Alpha Epsilon Pi say they are touched by the show of support in the wake of last week’s incident in which their house was vandalized as the fraternity marked Holocaust Remembrance Day. A GoFundMe page started by the Rutgers fraternity had received almost $1,400 ...

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