Middlesex County News

August 9, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Sixty city students will display their talents in singing, drama, music and dance Friday night , Aug. 10, 2018, in the in the summer youth performing arts finale at the Middle School, 1125 Livingston Ave. Performances begin at 6 p.m. for what is the 22nd Anniversary of the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK,NJ  - An FBI agent was arrested and charged with illegally photographing a 22-year-old woman in a dressing room, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said today. The agent, Danuel Brown, 30, of Piscataway, was arrested was Thursday and charged with a single count of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - A Woodbridge lawyer who admitted stealing from two clients over housing deals now faces a five-year prison term and must repay $310,000 to the clients,  authorities said today. In one case the lawyer, 64-year-old Richard Zuvich, admitted taking the proceeds from the sale of his ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Fast moving heavy rains quickly deluged a part of George Street and forced the closure of the ramp from George Street to Route 18 south. City police put out an alert at 3:30 p.m. about the closure of the ramp near the southern end of the city. The National Weather issued a ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Rev. Douglas Shepler became pastor of New Brunswick's Second Reformed in April 2008 and by October had a food pantry running that quickly attracted people in need, including Rutgers University students. “We had graduate students coming to us and they had a choice ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  - Chris Dailey grew up in the city, and played basketball for St. Peter's High School and  Rutgers University, and was on the team that won a national AIAW championship her senior year in college. She became an assistant coach at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., then was an ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Plainsboro couple could face charges of of selling counterfeit designer shoes and handbags, netting $8 million and sending $3 million to people in China, authorities said today. Yan Shi, 36, and her husband, Weiping Liu, 40, were arrested Thursday and charged with ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - There were lawyers, bankers, CPAs and hopeful future entrepreneurs, all meeting in New Brunswick to discuss the future of one business: the legal sale of marijuana. The gathering of the New Jersey CannaBusiness Association at the Blackthorn restaurant in New Brunswick on ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The state added more than 5,000 jobs in March and the unemployment rate is hanging steady at a healthy 4.6 percent. Yet there are people in New Brunswick still looking for a good job. Look no further than Middlesex County's  "SkillUp," a new countywide program through the ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - More than 200 representatives of business, industry and academia mixed with staff and students of the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools at the district’s annual Advisory Committee Appreciation Dinner. The April 26 event, held on the MCVTS Piscataway Campus, was ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK – Being absent for just two days each month means a student will miss 10 percent of the entire school year – enough to negatively impact that student’s academic performance. It’s sobering information, and a clear demonstration that chronically absent students are at a tremendous ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK – Three incumbent school board members Tuesday won their bids for new three-year terms on the school district’s governing body. Board members Edward Spencer, Diana Solis and Ronald Hus easily finished on top in a field of seven candidates. They were the victors with less than 4 ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK – After a tease of summer weather it’s back to being cool but not enough that you wouldn’t want to get outside. This week has concerts, block parties, free hot dogs, and plenty more to do in Hub City. Wednesday, April 18 If you’re craving hot dogs then it’s your lucky day.

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NEW BRUNSWICK – Need a little help locating food, substance abuse resources, job training, veterans services, housing or caregiving? Middlesex County is making it much easier to locate these and other services with the introduction of its new online Services Locator. This state-of-the-art ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - Breathing through their Scuba gear, Ailey Sheehan and her classmates dropped a new and improved lionfish trap – a hinged net that will help scientists study that invasive fish in the Caribbean – into the dive pool at Rutgers. Sheehan, a junior marine science major, discovered ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK – The start of April looks pretty wet, but don’t let that stop you from getting out and doing something fun. This week’s activities include a Broadway show, two legends in concert, and a festival. Monday, April 2 Kicking off a month of LGBT-centered activities known as ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK – In a continuing effort to eliminate homelessness, city and county officials this month opened 12 units of low-cost and subsidized housing in a complex designed to provide counseling and support services for its residents. Zebra Way, named for the street on which it is located off ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK – Rutgers University’s Eagleton Institute of Politics will host former presidential nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton on March 29. Originally scheduled for the College Avenue Gym, the event, entitled “A Conversation with the Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton,” has been moved to the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK – With heavy snow on the way, city school officials ordered schools closed for Wednesday, and city police advised residents to get cars off streets and into parking decks. Four city parking decks will be opened at 8 a.m. Wednesday for people to use to get their vehicles off streets ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK – In 1934, Franklin D. Roosevelt was president, the nation was still suffering from the Great Depression, Donald Duck first appeared in a cartoon, and Tumulty’s restaurant opened in New Brunswick. Twice the restaurant moved before settling in at 361 George Street, where it became a ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK – State and city officials on Monday unveiled plans for a “hub” for research in the fields of technology and health care services to stretch over 12 acres. Gov. Phil Murphy, speaking at a meeting at Rutgers University, said the "Innovation and Technology Hub,” which is in the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK – Music, cultures and lifestyles will be celebrated in the city all year, with festivals and special events scheduled for weekends from April through October, including the city’s first day to highlight yoga. City council members this week approved permits for nine events, starting ...

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METUCHEN - The Middlesex County Democratic Organization today endorsed Robert Menendez for Senate, Representatives Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-6) and Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12), Freeholder Director Ronald Rios and Freeholder Shanti Narra for the Board of Chosen Freeholders.  Over 300 committee people ...

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CRANBURY - The Middlesex County Improvement Authority (MCIA) has selected innovative golf management firm Billy Casper Golf (BCG) to manage clubhouse operations at Middlesex County’s three golf courses in north central New Jersey. One of the largest privately-owned golf course management ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK – Ever increasing concerns about assault rifles led to a police raid of an off-campus apartment where officers confiscated an imitation assault rifle and imitation handgun, city police said. On Saturday, March 3, people went to New Brunswick police headquarters and reported that ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey, who was recently ordered to pay two news organizations more than $100,000 for legal fees in a battle over a 911 call, defended his decision not to release a recording of the call related to a fatal police shooting. On March 2, a state ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - In the midst of a media firestorm Tuesday, Dr. Victor Valeski, East Brunswick Superintendent of Schools, fielded questions from local and national journalists regarding the placement of armed police officers inside each of the district's K-12 buildings.  The move seemed to many ...

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Fatima Aguilar’s first day on the job at Vets4Warriors was anything but normal. A military veteran serving as a Second Lieutenant with the New Jersey National Guard, she found herself in a potential suicide crisis situation as soon as she hit the phones. “I started around three and a half years ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - ​NJTV - typically broadcasting from its home in downtown Newark - is coming to New Brunswick these next couple weeks, as part of their “In Your Neighborhood” series. NJTV’s program will bring together different key figures from across the city, similar to In Your Neighborhood ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - When Pilar Vasquez, a local resident, tried to visit her son in the ​Middlesex County jail, she had to produce photo identification. Vasquez had gotten a photo ID through New Brunswick’s municipal ID program, but staff at the county jail ​don't accept it​. She has yet to get ...

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