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Middlesex County News

July 3, 2022

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – New Brunswick public schools has been named a “Rising Star” district related to its success within Verizon’s nationwide Innovative Learning Schools program, which helps students remain connected so they can learn from wherever they are. Three district schools – New Brunswick ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The annual Independence Day fireworks show can be seen from roof tops, back yards and other vantage points from across the city and beyond. People have even been known to pull their cars over to the side of Route 18 to watch them. But if you don’t come down to Boyd Park to ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- Sayreville Recreation director Brian VanDongen has announced that due to the forecasted rain and thunderstorms in the area, Sayreville will postpone its Independence Day celebration and fireworks show until Sunday, July 3, 2022, at Kennedy Park. Independence Day ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - "According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), more fires are reported on Independence Day than any other day of the year, with more than half of those fires caused by fireworks. Added to fires are injuries," says the Township of East Brunswick in a message ...

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CARTERET NJ — This borough is ready to celebrate Independence Day with its annual Fourth of July festival set for Saturday at Waterfront Park and Veteran’s Pier, Mayor Daniel J. Reiman announced. Festivities run from 4 pm to 11 pm Saturday at Waterfront Park and Veterans Pier, 200 Middlesex Ave, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The future of a plan to turn the former Sears site on Route 1 into a 720-unit housing development is unclear after the city’s Housing Authority did not designate a redeveloper for the project. One member voted no and two abstained during the special meeting on Wednesday, June ...

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NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Hightstown man is facing three major charges resulting from a fatal crash on Route 130 in North Brunswick Tuesday night. On June 28, 2022, at 11:50 P.M., North Brunswick authorities responded to the southbound lane of Route 130 near the Farrington Inn following the report ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The children who created the concept behind the city’s newest street mural wanted to convey the idea that a united community is a safe community. So, a Hamsa – a palm-shaped talisman that represents protection to Jews – took shape Tuesday at the corner of Livingston Avenue ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - South Brunswick Township has increased the number of available liquor licenses for consumption and distribution at Tuesday's council meeting. The members all agreed to increase the number of available licenses to meet the needs of the growing community. The number of ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The 11th annual National Moth Week will kick off in East Brunswick, where this international citizen science project first began in 2012, with a Moth Night in Community Park at 8:30 p.m., Saturday, July 23. Rain date is July 24. The park is located off of Dunham’s Corner Road ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers will implement flexible work arrangements for employees as part of a new extensive program that draws from lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Rutgers Future of Work initiative, announced last week by President Jonathan Holloway, builds on the flexibility ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - As if there weren't already enough magic in Orlando, East Brunswick's Dori Saypol will travel there to create a bit more wonder for critically ill children and their families. East Brunswick Regional Chamber of Commerce member Dori Saypol, owner of Total Party LLC, has been ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Kendall Park woman is suing the township, the zoning board, and her neighbors for constructing an in-ground pool that violates certain property ordinances. The woman claims that the new construction was too close to her property and failed to meet the standards set by the ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — The town’s popular Farmer’s Market returns this Saturday, just in time to get farm-fresh corn, juicy Jersey tomatoes and other produce for your Fourth of July celebrations. The Farmer’s Market will open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 2 in the parking lot outside Woodbridge ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — The national Brain Tumor Foundation was ready to give free MRI brain screenings to 120 people who signed up with concerns about their potential exposure at Colonia High School, but the free screenings were suddenly postponed. The nonprofit Brain Tumor Foundation pulled out, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - About 200 to 250 people gathered at New Brunswick City Hall last night to attend a pro-choice rally organized by Planned Parenthood in the wake of yesterday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning the Roe v. Wade decision to legalize abortion.   Speakers included Tara ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- The 25th annual St. Stan's Carnival had its first of three nights begin on Thursday, June 24. Without any trace of predicted rain, the carnival got off to a glorious start with plenty of food trucks and venders, the popular beer tent, a music stage sponsored by Riverton, tons ...

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HIGHLAND PARK, NJ – Borough and Middlesex County officials have announced the completion of two new playgrounds in Donaldson Park, where Hurricane Ida's drenching rains caused the Raritan River to overflow its banks and destroy park equipment in September.  County Commissioner Director Ronald G.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rutgers students will see a 2.9% increase in tuition and fees after the university’s Board of Governors approved a $5.1 billion budget for the 2022-23 academic year. According to the school, tuition and fees account for more than 28% of university revenues, and help fund ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- Five individuals employed at Club XXXV in Sayreville have been arrested and charged with counts of money laundering and promoting prostitution. Located on Rt. 35, the club has been investigated by the New Jersey Treasury Department and the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - During the COVID-19 pandemic (which hasn't quite left us yet), there were those in East Brunswick who rose to the challenge that faced our township -first responders, medical professionals, the team at the Department of Recreation, the township administration, the professionals ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Police are investigating after a 38-year-old New Brunswick was shot on Saturday, June 18. The man was treated at an area hospital for a gunshot wound in his leg that was not life-threatening, according to a statement from the New Brunswick Police Department. The incident ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A toddler in pink sneakers swayed to and fro. Firefighters on a passing float had the rhythm in their shoulders. A performer on stilts raised his arms to the sky and waved them around. An Afro-Mexican dance team wearing masks made from horse hair and deer antlers performed a ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – In his latest street mural spanning the intersection of George Street and Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick artist Luis-Miguel Caraballo has chosen symbols of freedom to capture the spirit of Juneteenth. Images of broken chain links – as if torn asunder by the will to be free - ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Katie Palma-Lugo wants people to gaze at the thousands of gunshot shells obediently aligned on the floor in City Hall and think about how each one had the power to snuff out a life. “Gun violence is a problem in our community with the incidents we had last year and already ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The South Brunswick Township Council has introduced an ordinance that would require lead paint inspections for certain rental spaces. The ordinance was introduced at the last council meeting on Tuesday, June 14th. Last year, the state passed a law that would require ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A New Brunswick High School biology and environmental science teacher has been accepted as an Arizona State University Sustainable Education Teaching Fellow. As part of the program, Katherine Banfitch will design and implement for the 2022-23 school year a professional ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Monmouth Junction Fire Department and First Aid squad rescued a woman who had impaled her arm in a workplace accident. EMTs and paramedics worked for 45 minutes to free the woman and transport her to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. The woman’s current condition is ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ -- Stop by Riverside Park in Piscataway on Saturday to celebrate Juneteenth, an all day, community-wide event celebrating freedom, diversity, and our community. This is a free event that is open to all Middlesex County families. The celebration is from 12 pm – 6 pm. What is ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - In a marathon meeting lasting three hours and forty-five minutes, the East Brunswick Planning Board approved application 21-07 from the Sadhu Vaswani temple at 110 Ryders Lane. The application passed by a 6-3 vote. The proposal calls for the demolition of existing homes at 6 ...

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