Middlesex County News

December 17, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - He was always called "Joker," short for Canine 832 Joker's Wild, and for five years, this bloodhound assisted police in Middlesex County on countless missing persons and other investigations. In 2015, after a young woman was violently assaulted and left for dead, Joker found ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County residents can get a close-up view of law enforcement use of police dogs, defensive tactics, and SWAT teams early next year at the Middlesex County Sheriff's Office Civilian Academy. Sheriff's officers will conduct evening classes once each week for eight ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County authorities today announced that another Edison police officer was arrested, this time for destroying evidence he believed would be used in an investigation. Nicholas Lunetta, 31, of Scotch Plains, was charged with one count of tampering with evidence and one ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - East Brunswick and South River residents may experience some unpleasant odors through the end of December as a result of improvements to the gas collection system at the Middlesex County Landfill located on Edgeboro Road in East Brunswick according to a report issued by the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - S. Mitra Kalita, vice president of programming for CNN’s digital division, honed her who-what-when-where-and-whys at The Daily Targum, Rutgers University’s student newspaper, reporting on race relations, labor, immigration and globalization, among other issues. Melissa Hayes, ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A sitting member of the South Plainfield Board of Education (SPBOE) has initiated a lawsuit against more than a dozen residents, including current and former board colleagues.  In court documents obtained by TAPinto South Plainfield, borough residents Deborah and Robert ...

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ORLANDO, FLORIDA - On the morning of Nov. 28, 101 music students from South Plainfield High School boarded charter buses bound for Newark Airport to leave the chill of the Northeast behind for six days in Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.  Bags packed and excitement mounting, the Marching ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Local historian Richard Walling presented an "Objector's Case" against the proposed Hidden Oaks Woods Development which would bring 275 apartments, parking, a recreation center, and a swimming pool to the intersection of Tices Lane and Harts Lane at the East Brunswick Planning ...

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SOUTH RIVER, NJ - There is an area in the Southeast corner of Washington Monumental Cemetery in South River that is mostly empty of gravemarkers, but filled with unsolved mysteries. The records for this part of the cemetery are long gone, but local legends maintain that this open space contained ...

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TAMARAC, FLORIDA - Three former stars from former Head Coach Joe Goerge's past Vikings squads will be playing in an assortment of post-season collegiate bowl games in the next six wee Senior Dontae Strickland will be playing for the Syracuse Orange on Dec. 28 at 5:15 pm in the Camping World Bowl ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Municipal complex and Senior Center came alive on Sunday night as residents gathered to sip hot chocolate, watch Will Ferrell in "Elf," and keep an eye on the sky for the arrival of Santa Claus.  Families mixed and mingled, with kids writing letters and ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Woodbridge man faces a seven-year prison sentence after he pleaded guilty to causing the death of a passenger in his car when he hit a concrete barrier while driving drunk in Piscataway last May, authorities said today. Tayib Mahmood, 29, pleaded guilty Thursday to charged ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County is looking for your photos of family members posing in front of the front steps of the house or on the living room couch in the 1950s. To complete an exhibit about New Jersey in that post-WW II decade of baby boomers, station wagons and floral wallpaper, the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Roads around the Rutgers College Avenue campus will be closed much of Saturday morning for the university sponsored 5K run and walk. The "Big Chill" 5K run at Buccleuch Park is held annually to raise funds for Christmas gifts for unprivileged children, as well as food banks ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Drew Larsen, 11, and Adam Zaremba, 12, are a part of the Protec Ducks Peewee team who won the International Silver Sticks Peewee AA South Eastern Regional Championship on November 25. The tournament comprises twelve of the best teams in the area. The Protec Ducks came out on ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Do you want to help a Middlesex County family have a happy holiday? Consider donating to Project GIFT!  Since 1997, Middlesex County’s 4-H’s Project GIFT has provided a free day of holiday shopping for over 140 needy families in our community. Over 70 4-H teens assist with ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Ready to get into the spirit of the holiday season? The East Brunswick Department of Parks and Recreation invites residents to the 2018 Holiday of Lights event to be held at 4:00 on Sunday, December 2 at 4:00 pm at the Municipal Complex. The Holiday of Lights will be hosted ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ  - Local venues for blood and platelet donations are scheduled to address the blood shortage here in Middlesex County and around the state.  Donation sites in East Brunswick, South Brunswick and Spotswood are scheduled  Dec. 8, Dec. 11, and Dec. 16. The American Red Cross has ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Agencies in the city are asking people to feel the message of the season by making donations to help others. Collection points have been set up around New Brunswick where people can drop-off hats, coats, gloves, scarfs, non-perishable foods and toys. All of the donations ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Friends of the Spotswood Public Library are once again holding a sock and mitten drive to help make winter a bit warmer for Middlesex County residents. The Friends are leading their second annual Sock and Mitten Drive to benefit the more than 400 families who utilize the Alice's ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - It was built in 1739 on a rise overlooking the Raritan River. George Washington visited it, so did British soldiers, who according to legend left their marks that are still visible today on the heavy wood floors. Buccleuch Mansion, in Buccleuch Park, is still standing and ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - For many, Thanksgiving has become a day of heading to the mall for doorbuster deals. In Highland Park,, residents will be doing a different kind of running around. On Nov. 23, with support from the Raritan Valley Road Runners they’ll be walking and running laps around ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Food assistance programs commonly used in urban areas will now be available to students in community college career and technical education programs, state officials said in meeting this week at Middlesex County College. State Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson said ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Senior athletes at Immaculata High School signed letters of intent Thursday, committing to participate in athletics at their chosen colleges. Students who signed, their sport and college include: Peter Gallo of Asbury, baseball, St. Joseph's University Felix Diaz of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Little more than a week before Thanksgiving, nine families in Middlesex County received a big reason to be grateful Wednesday when a judge gave final approvals for adoptions in the courthouse ceremonies marking Adoption Day. "Today is a day of celebration," state Sen. Joseph ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A portion of Bayard Street in the city's downtown will be closed for the next week for construction of the latest city parking garage, officials announced today. Bayard Street is closed from George Street to Elm Row. The closure, which began today and will continue through ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Superior Court in New Brunswick will close at 1:30 p.m. today for police to conduct a training drill in the building, authorities said this morning. The office of Middlesex County Sheriff Mildred Scott issued an alert this morning announcing the closing. The courthouse at ...

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UPDATE - Police this morning announced that the missing man, Dijon Hodges, was located. No other information was released. NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Police early today issued a plea for the public's help in locating a missing 20-year-old special needs resident. Dijon Hodges was last seen on Phelps ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - There are 30 days in September, and Middlesex County Food Bank has a suggestion for each of those days. giving people ways to donate food or collect donations to replenish lagging supplies at the county bank. "Currently, the supply of nonperishable foods and necessities at ...

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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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