Middlesex County News

May 29, 2020

In a time of crisis, Nestle Waters, Novembal and Romark Logistics joined together to help first responders and healthcare professionals in Middlesex County.  The three companies coordinated recently to donate more than 23 pallets of bottled water to first responders at the Middlesex County ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Mourners wearing face masks stood under a steady drizzle to say goodbye to two abandoned babies who were found dead at a recycling center in the city in February. They place flowers on the tiny caskets at St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery on Friday during the service, which was ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rev. Gregg Alan Mast, Ph.D., president emeritus of New Brunswick Theological Seminary and General Synod Professor emeritus of the Reformed Church in America, died Monday afternoon at Albany Medical Center Hospital in New York after being ill with the COVID-19 virus for several ...

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Girl Scout Cookies Bring Smiles to the Tired Faces of Hospital Workers In a time of crisis, who doesn’t love a Thin Mint cookie?   Thousands of Girl Scout cookies have been donated to area hospitals since the outbreak, as everyone from environmental services to security guards, to ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - An 18-year-old Toms River man has been arrested and charged in a hit-and-run incident in Metuchen on Monday. Paddy Flynn has been charged with aggravated assault in the second degree, leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident resulting in serious bodily injury in the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Police are looking for the driver of a white pickup truck that was involved in a hit-and-run incident in Metuchen that has left a utility worker in critical condition. The worker was struck while working at about 9:01 a.m. at the crosswalk at the intersection of Middlesex ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Police are investigating an incident Thursday in which a pedestrian was struck and killed in Sayreville on Thursday. The man, whose identity has not been verified, was pronounced dead at the scene at about 8 p.m., according to a press release from Middlesex County Acting ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Those who suffer in silence can feel forgotten, or worse, invisible. Bishop James F. Checchio of the Diocese of Metuchen, however, said it is important to remember them and even reach out to comfort them every year on World Day of the Sick. “We don’t see them at church, he ...

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Participants 21 and Over Learn the Importance of Setting Goals PISCATAWAY, NJ - “Ready, Set, Goal!” is a daily mantra at the Adult Community Services (ACS), the newest program offered by the Educational Services Commission of New Jersey (ESCNJ). The program offers individuals 21 and over with ...

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EDISON, NJ - Pink Night, a program in which the Middlesex County College and Ocean County College basketball teams supported cancer awareness, was held at MCC on Thursday. The teams wore special warm-up T-shirts and members of the MCC volleyball and softball teams organized a bake sale and ...

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MONROE, NJ - There are only few things in life more important than friendship. That’s why - 14 years ago - life-long friends Melissa Macwhorter, an Academy Learning Center (ALC) teacher, and Abbe Fleming, a fifth grade teacher at Woodland Elementary School, created a special day to bring ...

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WOODBRIDGE, N.J. - The victim of a garage fire on New Year's Day has been identified, Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Christopher L.C. Kuberiet and Director Robert Hubner of the Woodbridge Police Department announced Thursday. Jedidiah Timm, 35, of the Fords section of Woodbridge has been ...

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EDISON, NJ - Claribel Azcona-Barber thanked the voters Tuesday for making her the first woman from the Dominican Republic to not only become a member of the Middlesex County Board of Freeholders, but of any county freeholder board in the state. Azcona-Barber's voice sometimes seemed to well with ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - There was something about Florence Obado that everyone in New Brunswick adored, something that made them greet her with a big hello and an even bigger hug. What Freddie Obado and his family didn't realize was that there are untold number of people across the country and ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - A Paterson woman has pleaded guilty in causing the death of an 80-year-old man and injuring another in a crash on Route 1 in North Brunswick in 2018. Elizabeth Gomez, 43, of Paterson, the operator of the car, pleaded guilty on Dec. 23, 2019, to second-degree vehicular ...

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EDISON, NJ — Television personality Rachael Ray and actor Denis Leary brought holiday cheer to township firefighters, honoring them this week for their community service with a special buffet luncheon at the Route 27 firehouse. The celebrity duo came bearing a holiday gift, announcing a $25,000 ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK,  N.J. —The Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office Veteran’s Diversion Program (VDP) held its first graduation ceremony in New Brunswick, Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Christopher L.C. Kuberiet announced. The graduation held on Friday, Dec. 6, recognized the first veteran who ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - A Plainsboro man has been arrested after allegedly taking his 4-month old child from the mother and threatened to hurt himself, according to a press release from Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Christopher L.C. Kuberiet and Chief Fred Tavener of the Plainsboro Police ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Testing conducted by the New Jersey Department of Health indicates the coyote euthanized by Rutgers University Police on Thursday did not have rabies, according to a university spokesman. The coyote’s unusually aggressive behavior, including approaching an officer and police ...

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EDISON – The Edison Township Council has awarded a four-year contract to hire an experienced, state-licensed director for its new municipal water and sewer utility. The new director, Robert J. Smith of Newton, is to begin work Monday, managing the new utility’s day-to-day operation and ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH), PSE&G Children’s Specialized Hospital, Rutgers University, RWJUH Mobile Health Services, the New Brunswick Police Department and Middlesex County’s Special Operations Team (SORT) will conduct an active-shooter response ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Clary Azcona-Barber was emotional Tuesday night as she talked about filling her mentor's three-year seat on the Middlsex County Board of Freeholders. Unofficially, Azcona-Barber received  64,116 votes running on a Democratic organization line with incumbents Charles Kenny ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Christopher L.C. Kuberiet said today that the former borough recreation director was sentenced today to serve three years in state prison and must pay back the money he stole from the South Plainfield Recreation Department. Kevin Hughes, 50, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK -  Monroe Mayor Gerald W. Tamburro met with Middlesex County officials in New Brunswick on Thursday to outline the recently-adopted ordinance that bans heavy tractor-trailers from three residential roads along the Cranbury town line in Monroe. The ordinance banning these trucks was ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - In partnership with Monroe Township, Middlesex County is negotiating a contract to purchase 76 acres of wooded land on the western side of Perrineville Road, south of Union Valley Road.   The large parcel, currently owned by Galaxy Land Corp., served as a farm from the 1930s ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A 22-year-old woman from South Carolina pleaded guilty Thursday to armed robbery in connection with the robbery and fatal shooting that took place at the Speedway Gas Station in Edison on Dec. 20, 2018. Olya Quinnam, 22, of Beaufort, S.C., pleaded guilty to one count of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A 65-year-old man has been sentenced to serve 10 years in state prison for exposing himself and touching himself in front of children at a park in Perth Amboy last year. Antonio Nieves, aka Antonio Chapparro, of Perth Amboy, was sentenced by Superior Court Judge Benjamin ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Middlesex Borough man involved in a three-hour standoff with police at his home on Tuesday now faces multiple charges, including creating a false public alarm, authorities said. Officers from the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Special Operations Response Team (SORT) were ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A math tutor arrested and charged with inappropriately touching a 15-year-old student is facing charges he touched three additional students, police said. Suresh Rawal, 65, of East Windsor was arrested on Aug. 27 and charged with two counts of sexual assault in the second ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Five people and two corporations have been named in a 30-count indictment regarding a multi-million-dollar enterprise responsible for manufacturing and distributing narcotics in New Jersey, New York and through the dark web. Chester Anderson, 45, of South Brunswick, Jarrette ...

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