Middlesex County News

August 16, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - With an unprecedentedly high number of families seeking help, the New Brunswick Corps of the Salvation Army is making a plea for donations of back-to-school supplies. As result of the large number of requests, the Salvation Army this year has started a waiting list of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - City leaders Tuesday approved a contract to build a new park at a cost of more than $882,000, an amount previously seen as above the estimated price tag for the project. Council members approved a $882,756.25 contract with A-Tech Concrete Company of Edison to construct a park ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Registration is currently under way for the South Plainfield Recreation Buddy Ball Basketball Program. The free 6-week program, which will be held at the PAL with support from the borough’s Department of Recreation, will run in September and October. Experience is not ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ – Lots of youngsters grow up loving the site and sounds of police vehicles and sirens. For one Massachusetts man, the Spotswood Police Department went the extra mile to give him an experience of a lifetime. Earlier in the summer, the Medford Police Patrolman’s Association in ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Mayor Brad Cohen has issued the following statement with regard to the fatal accident that occurred at Crystal Springs Family Aquatic Center in East Brunswick on Monday, July 30, 2018: "It is with the deepest regret that I must report the passing of the young boy who was ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - North Brunswick's William Oross, 49, was busy at work in South River at 11:00 on a spring morning when he was struck and killed by a drunk driver.  Now that driver has pled guilty to the charge of Second-Degree Vehicular Homicide will spend more than five years in ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Philadelphia woman was charged with assaulting a reporter for NJ.com while the reporter was covering the sentencing of a former Rutgers football player, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said in a statement today. Trudy Smith, 23, was arrested Friday and charged on ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - With a string of days of 90-degree plus temperatures expected this week, the city is once again advising residents that cooling centers are available to escape the heat. The city library at 60 Livingston Ave. will be open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. today through Wednesday and the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - City officials are one step closer to purchasing electricity in bulk for all residential property owners, and to requiring that the energy eventually come entirely from environmentally-friendly renewable sources. Council members last week passed an ordinance on first reading ...

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EDISON, NJ -  The Tzu Chi Foundation of Central New Jersey, based in Edison, has won the N.J. Clean Communities Council's 2018 Award for Volunteerism.  “Volunteers from Tzu Chi’s Edison Chapter have conducted monthly cleanups at man-made Lake Papaianni, in a 15-acre municipal park near the Edison ...

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OLD BRIDGE, NJ – Following an extensive, months-long investigation involving multiple law enforcement agencies, a drug distribution and money-laundering network in Middlesex and Monmouth counties has been broken up, says a report issued by the New Jersey State Police today. The New Jersey State ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - Three people were stabbed following a fight at a party late Saturday on Delafield Street between Bristol and Courtland streets, Rutgers police said in an alert sent out to students. The assault, which was not on the Rutgers University campus, occurred about 11:45 p.m., police ...

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SOUTH RIVER, NJ - A drunk driver killed a local man Thursday morning while he was at work in South River. Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief Mark Tinitigan of the South River Police Department said that a 49-year old man was killed yesterday when he was struck by a vehicle on ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Offense was certainly the word of the game in the Spotswood High School varsity baseball team's victory over New Brunswick High School on Thursday. However, May 3 will always be a special remembrance for catcher Mike Izzo. Izzo tied a national record when he smacked three home ...

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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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PLAINFIELD, NJ – Lavar B. Jones of South Plainfield has been charged with the fatal hit-and-run death of Sergio D. Cuxun-Tista of Plainfield. The accident occurred at approximately 2:35 a.m. on Sunday April 29th. According to Police, Cuxun-Tista was crossing West 8th Street when struck by a ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - Two robbers brandishing a handgun and a knife forced their way into a Hamilton Street house Sunday, causing three tenants - one of them affiliated with Rutgers University - to flee the apartment building, Rutgers police said.   The incident came hours after two ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - City police are investigating two strong-armed robberies that occurred on Easton Avenue the pre-dawn hours Sunday, including one with a victim that is affiliated with Rutgers University. In an alert issued Sunday, University police said the victim associated with Rutgers was ...

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OLD BRIDGE, NJ - The Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL) have just selected Minkah Fitzpatrick, 21, who was born in Old Bridge and attended St. Peters Prep High School in Jersey City, in the first round of this year's NFL Draft. Fitzpatrick starred at the University of Alabama ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - Two city men are among four suspects charged in the shooting of an East Brunswick who was fatally wounded outside a Union County restaurant earlier this year.   Tyquan Fuqua, 23, and a relative, Almalik Fuqua, 27, both of New Brunswick, were indicted on charges of murder and ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rachelle Francois is a missing and endangered person from East Brunswick. She was released from Maimonides Hospital in Brooklyn, NY on Friday, April 20, 2018 around noon. Francois was placed in a taxi cab by the hospital and then went to an unknown address in Elizabeth, ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ  - The new Department of Motor Vehicles Office in South Plainfield is scheduled to open May 14th at 5000 Hadley Road. Mayor Anesh received the official notification from B. Sue Fulton, the newly-sworn director of the state DMV announcing the opening. "I would like to thank ...

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MONROE, NJ - A local woman who killed her husband using "the poisoner's poison" did not win an appeal yesterday to have her life sentence repealed. Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced that a Monroe Township woman’s 2013 murder conviction was affirmed today by the Superior Court ...

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EDISON, NJ -  A confirmed homicide/suicide event occurred yesterday in Edison that involved a father and son in the home they shared. Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief Thomas Bryan of the Edison Police Department announced today that police are investigating a shooting in ...

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New DMV Facility in South. Plainfield Should Ease Crunch in Somerville SOMERVILLE, NJ  - B. Sue Fulton is just beginning to find her away around her new office in Trenton , but the newly-sworn director of the Department of Motor Vehicles found her way to Somerville Saturday at the invitation of ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Robert Cancro, 66, a member of the East Brunswick Board of Education, was one of numerous men arrested for engaging in prostitution as part of an ongoing investigation by the Hazlet Police of a location on Route 36.  Cancro was elected to the Board last year.  He has served ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK – There are 20,261 registered voters in the city but less than four percent of them voted in the school board election this week, selecting three school board members and approving a $30.66-million tax levy to support the school budget. A total of 405 people voted for the school ...

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HIGHLAND PARK, NJ - The mother of the 14-year-old accused of killing her newborn in Highland Park this week has been charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child in the second degree and one count of tampering with physical evidence in the fourth degree.  The woman, 35, of Highland ...

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BOSTON, MA - The weather was less than ideal for participants in Monday’s Boston Marathon. Cold temperatures and rain mixed together with a bone-chilling wind to put a bit of a damper on this historic race. However, for Milltown’s Kyle Price, the tough conditions were an afterthought. “The race ...

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CHERRY HILL, NJ -  The Editor-in-Chief of The East Brunswick Sentinel, The North Brunswick Sentinel, and The Cranbury Press  has been charged with possession of child pornography following a legal search of his home yesterday. Timothy Ronaldson, 35, of Cherry Hill, has been charged with ...

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