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Middlesex County News

May 12, 2022

CARTERET, NJ – Jack McGreevey, a battled-hardened Marine drill sergeant turned dogged advocate for his fellow veterans, who passed his passion for service to his son, former Gov. Jim McGreevey, died May 12. He was 93. Mr. McGreevey, of Carteret, was a constant presence throughout the ...

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CARTERET, NJ – The borough has hired nine new police officers; promoted nine other ranking officers, and it will continue 65-year-old Police Chief Dennis McFadden’s tenure beyond the state’s usual mandatory retirement deadline. McFadden is, in fact, New Jersey’s first police chief to get a ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Lost Souls Public Memorial Project’s 5th Annual Recitation of Names will be held on Sunday, May 22, 2022 from 4pm-6pm at the Community Arts Center at 721 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick, NJ Join project members in person as they honor the Lost Souls through live ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A Carteret man has been found guilty of first-degree attempted murder stemming from a Christmas Eve shooting in 2020. Elijah Ford, 20, was also found guilty on Thursday, April 28 of second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm and second-degree possession of a firearm for ...

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NORTH BRUNSWICK – Marking its 70th anniversary and the construction of more than 30,000 homes over the decades, Kaplan Companies is pivoting into a new, exciting area: opening a next-generation, age-restricted luxury rental community for residents 55 years of age and older. Company leaders ...

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CARTERET, NJ – More than a dozen local middle and high school students now qualify to compete in the “Odyssey of the Mind” finals at Iowa State University from May 25–28, and they’ve raised nearly half of the $20,000 they need to travel there. These students and their coaches now hope Central ...

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CARTERET, NJ – Ahead of today’s Earth Day celebration, Mayor Daniel Reiman and two councilmen planted a seedling in Carteret Park from the state’s historic 600-year-old Salem Oak tree. “The Salem Oak is an important part of New Jersey’s natural history,” said Reiman, who joined Councilmen Dennis ...

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HIGHLAND PARK, NJ — Parker’s elders are quick to notice when Erika Relova drops a few pounds. Out of an almost parental concern, they will ask if she feels well, or if she has been eating right. That is when the fitness instructor talks about being a professional bodybuilder who is – as they say ...

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CARTERET, NJ — Mayor Daniel Reiman has paid $90 in fines and pleaded guilty to a lesser traffic offense in connection with a Dec. 28Midd car accident a few blocks from his borough home. Reiman, 45, pleaded to a reduced charge of obstructing other vehicles in Plainsboro Municipal Court in March, ...

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WOODBRIDGE – Downtown may get a new look and an economic boost from a five-story, mixed-use retail-residential complex proposed for Main Street where Vito Mazza Salon & Spa and a neighboring restaurant are now located. The project, proposed by Mazza Urban Renewal LLC, has a preliminary and ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — Colonia High School’s indoor air quality will be tested and its 28-acre campus analyzed for radiation starting Saturday after a 1989 alumni – now an environmental scientist – raised concerns about the school’s possible link to brain tumors among nearly 95 former students and ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ- On Thursday, March 31, a major car crash on Route 130 and Route 522 left several people injured and one person in critical condition, according to the South Brunswick Police Department. A portion of the highway was closed for several hours as EMS transported the victims to the ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — A former township man – who has now identified 84 Colonia High School alumni and former staffers with rare brain tumors – says he is on “a personal mission” to persuade state and federal heath and environmental authorities to fully investigate why former classmates are getting ...

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CARTERET, NJ — Authorities across New Jersey are searching for 33-year-old Carteret man who is wanted in connection with a brutal armed home invasion and robbery that terrorized an elderly Elizabeth woman. Sought is Emmanuel Rivera, a Carteret man who police describe as 5-foot-8, 160 pounds, ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Middlesex County is excited to kick off the 2022 season at the East Jersey Old Town Village on Saturday, April 2 and Sunday, April 3 from 10 am to 4 pm with a variety of activities and programing including award-winning exhibits, food trucks, and historical interpreters that bring ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — Cypress Park in Port Reading will get new recreation facilities and improvements thanks to a $1 million federal grant, part of a $1.5 trillion federal appropriations bill that Congress recently approved. U.S.Middle Sen. Cory Booker announced this grant to help Woodbridge pay for ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – The county’s governing board will hold its annual State of the County meeting at the Carteret Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, April 5. This is the first in-person State of the County event by the Middlesex County Board of County Commissioners since 2019. The event has ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – Middlesex County’s Liberty Base Ball Club of New Brunswick is looking for players. The club plays base ball (originally two words) by 1850s rules, using period-accurate replica uniforms, bats, balls, bases, and other equipment. The club competes against other historically ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Investigators were at the scene of where heavy fire ripped through a storage yard and back end of the Piscataway PepsiCo production plant a day after 5-alarms were called, searching for clues as to how it started. “The investigation will take place over the next several days,” ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Campus of the Middlesex County Vocational Schools went into lockdown this morning following a social media post threatening gun violence at the school. The East Brunswick Police Department informed TAPinto East Brunswick that, "out of an abundance of ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – Middlesex County is pleased to announce the 2022 Arts & History Grant Awards in the amount of $2,178,672 to 109 municipal agencies and local nonprofit arts and history organizations. Currently, three types of funding opportunities are available: General Operating ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ  - Most East Brunswick residents have driven through the intersection of Ryders Lane and Milltown Road hundreds of times.  In true Central Jersey fashion, the site features a gas station, an auto repair shop, a bank, a Walgreen's and an iconic WaWa.  Today, however, it became the ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — An inconspicuous Port Reading shipping firm got plenty of statewide attention from New Jersey’s first lady Tammy Murphy and Mayor John McCormac for its enormous Ukrainian humanitarian relief effort. Elizabeth-based Meese-America’s cavernous warehouse in Port Reading just sent ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ- Two South Brunswick High School students have been charged with releasing pepper spray in the school resulting in a total evacuation of the school. The students have been charged with juvenile delinquency and have been released back to their parents, according to the ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Two students at South Brunswick High School are facing juvenile delinquency charges stemming from the release of pepper spray that forced the evacuation of the school, police said. An investigation by Detective Scott Bucca and school administration determined that a male ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — Officials here are commemorating Women’s History Month in a big way. Councilwoman Lizbeth DeJesus championed a special flag-raising ceremony at Town Hall this week, saying female municipal officials and employees must lead by example to empower women in the community, especially ...

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CARTERET, NJ  — Middlesex College’s summer youth program, known as “Success Bound Youth Leadership Academy,” is ready to expand into Carteret after its success in nearby Perth Amboy, where the college operates a local center on Washington Street. The college’s Success Bound Youth Leadership ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ —  The town’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade – one of New Jersey’s oldest and largest – willl return this Sunday promising to be “bigger and stronger” than ever, says parade organizers and Mayor John McCormac. The 48th-annual Woodbridge St. Patrick’s Day Parade kicks off at 1:30 p.m.

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – Since launching in May 2021, the Middlesex County Emergency Rental Assistance Program has distributed more than $11 million in combined assistance for renter households in Middlesex County. This includes more than $10.6 million in rental assistance and nearly $790K in ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The legacy of a beloved former school district administrator will live on in South Plainfield for years to come.   At a ceremony held March 4, family, friends, and former colleagues joined with school leaders and members of the board of education to officially rename and ...

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