Middlesex County News

February 16, 2019

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Three local priests have been named in a list of  "credibly accused clergy" published by the Diocese of Metuchen.  The priests are among the 188 named statewide in a disclosure made of criminal pedophiles in New Jersey's Catholic Churches.  In keeping with a promise made by the ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Early this morning at the Municipal Center, the East Brunswick Planning Board denied Alfieri Property Management's proposal to build a seven-building apartment complex at the intersection of Tices Lane and Hart's Lane known as Hidden Oaks.  The meeting ran past 12:30 and was ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Chief of Police Raymond Hayducka announced a new program Wednesday, aimed at educating and preparing community members for an active shooter situation.  The program, Active Shooter Awareness and Preparedness (ASAP), is set to launch on the one-year anniversary of the Parkland ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The owner of a vehicle parked on Oak Street confronted two young males who broke into his truck and fled before they were captured by the East Brunswick Police Department early this morning. On February 12, 2019 at approximately 1a.m., East Brunswick Police patrol units ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Days after federal authorities blasted Middlesex County for releasing undocumented immigrants from the county jail, residents praised the freeholder board for taking a stand against what they called illegal efforts to detain people. "Middlesex County is simply upholding the ...

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BELLE MEAD, NJ - Erik Kent and Beth Voxland graduated before the World Wide Web became popular, but now run an online wedding planning resource for the Garden State Creating a popular website was one of the last things on their minds when they met as sophomore communication majors, bonding over ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A 29-year-old man was sentenced Monday to seven years in prison for a fatal crash in which a passenger was killed while he was driving under the influence of alcohol and marijuana, authorities said. Superior Court Judge Michael Toto imposed the sentence on Tayib Mahmood, 29, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - In the depths of a cold winter, city officials have revealed plans for renovating two popular parks with a project that includes an amphitheater, multiple gardens, water spray splash pad and a memorial to activist and Rutgers University alumnus Paul Robeson. Plans for Feaster ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County's Relay for Life, a community outreach program of the American Cancer Society, was out in full force this Saturday as cancer research supporters, family members of survivors, students and community health activists joined forces at the Brunswick Square Mall to ...

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TRENTON, NJ – A winning lottery ticket worth $50,000 was sold at the Street Corner News store at the Brunswick Square Mall about three months ago, and last night it became worth $50,000.   There were three New Jersey Lottery tickets sold that matched four of the five white balls and the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A 59-year-old man faces charges of arson, exploding a bomb and having pipe bombs in his home, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said in a statement today. Joseph Colucci of Middlesex Borough was arrested Sunday and charged with one count each of third-degree arson, and ...

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DAVIDSON'S MILL POND PARK, SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Calling all birdwatchers- or anyone who wants to explore the great outdoors. The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Middlesex County invite residents of all ages to join the “Great Backyard Bird Count.” This free event will take place on Saturday, Feb.

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Hanging out in East Brunswick is about to get a lot more fun as new businesses opening on Route 18 will offer entertainment, food, retail variety, and an answer to the suburban doldroms. Drivers down Rooute 18 are beginning to see a whole lot of shaking going on as old ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  Around 250 residents of East Brunswick and spotswood attended the East Brunswick Planning Board meeting this past Tuesday night to listen to the Board respond to and question the traffic report presented by HD Developers for the property located at the intersection of Old ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Two Jamesburg juveniles, ages 16 and 17, have been arrested on charges of attempted murder and drug charges after police investigated reports of gunshots being fired in the borough earlier this week. On Sunday, police received reports of shots fired in the area of Franklin ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Rutgers University student has been diagnosed with meningitis, and the university has sent a message to other students about steps to take as a precaution. The student with the disease was hospitalized Monday is receiving treatment and is recovering, Dr. Melodee Lasky, ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - A rush hour crash on Wednesday morning caused long delays and injured eight passengers. The accident occurred on the southbound side of Route 130 near Distribution Way. By 6:44 a.m. the South Brunswick Police Department had recieved multiple 911 calls reporting the accident.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - New Jersey's top elected leaders must deal with the ever-increasing cost of public employee health benefits and pensions or face a fiscal crisis, former Gov. Chris Christie predicted. "If this problem does not get resolved, this state is going to be bankrupt," Christie said ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Middlesex County Sheriff's officer now faces charges in Pennsylvania, where he is accused of having sexual contact with a 17-year-old girl, then posting a video of it online. There are also charges of attempting to meet a 14-year-old for sexual activity, unaware that an ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Scholar, athlete, actor, singer and global activist. These are the faces of Paul Robeson, whose graduation from Rutgers College in 1919 is the subject of a yearlong centennial celebration by Rutgers University-New Brunswick. The Zimmerli Art Museum will feature six portraits ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK,  NJ - Rutgers University announced that Christopher Molloy, a long-time university administrator who has held several key positions, now has been appointed chancellor of the New Brunswick campus at Rutgers. Molloy had been serving as interim chancellor since late July, when his ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - February 5th, 2019  marks the start of the Chinese Lunar New Year, ringing in the Year of the Pig.  A billion people across Asia and the world celebrate the new year with fireworks, family parties, and festivals in what is considered to be the most important holiday in China.

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Planning Board will meet tonight at 8:00 at the JMPAC in Hammaskjold Middle School to hear the traffic report compiled by HD Summerhill, the developer that has proposed the construction of 125 residential units and 2 commerical venues at the intersection of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A municipal court judge imposed $750 fines on each of the 11 Rutgers University students who were charged after a protest last December during university President Robert Barchi's speech at a Board of Governor's meeting. Judge James Hoebich, the presiding municipal judge for ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A New Brunswick certified public accountant appeared in U.S. District Court and admitted he lied about his income to avoid paying more than $672,000 in taxes Amit Govil, 58, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Jose L. Linares in Newark federal court to one count of an ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County Democrats today issued a statement on the passing of Barbara "Babs" Siperstein, a transgender activist who fought for and was honored by a law that was named for her allowing people to change their genders on their birth certificates. Siperstein, who resided ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Based on real historical events, The Insanity of Mary Girard by Lanie Robertson focuses on Mary Girard, the wife of the wealthiest man in America, 18th -Century Philadelphia philanthropist and banker, Mr. Stephen Girard. It is the year 1790 and Mr. Girard just committed his ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Blanquita B. Valenti, a former New Brunswick City Councilwoman and longtime resident, will not seek re-election to the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders. Valenti has served as a freeholder since 2004. An educator for more than 38 years, she taught students in ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Another township family was devastated by fire this week when flames ripped through a home located in a development just minutes away from South Brunswick High School on Thursday. The Datla family was not home at the time of the fire. A GoFundMe page has been set up to assist ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A man faces a fraud charge for allegedly staging a hoax in which he threw ice on an office cafeteria floor, then laid down until somebody found him, all so he could seek insurance benefits, police say. Alexander Goldinsky, 57, of Randolph, was arrested and charged with one ...

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