Middlesex County News

May 5, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Construction of the $55 million elementary school on Jersey Avenue will begin with a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday, May 12 at 11 a.m. Officials from the board of education, city government, RWJ Barnabas Health, Middlesex County and others have been invited to take ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Middlesex College has signed a dual admission and transfer partnership agreement with Stockton University that will help students make a smooth transition from the two-year college to the Atlantic County school’s bachelor’s degree program.  The five-year agreement strengthens ...

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PERTH AMBOY -  City officials and police are mourning the loss of Patrolman Arcadio Rivera Jr., who died after suffering a medical emergency Wednesday that caused him to crash his personal vehicle while off-duty in the city's Harbortown section. Authorities say Rivera, 54, a 26-year veteran cop, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A New Brunswick man and another individual are facing additional charges in connection with the March 21 murder of Somerset man. Demond Gray, 43, of New Brunswick, and Katura Williams, 40, of Sayreville were charged and served with complaints Monday for one count of ...

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This story was produced thanks to a reporting grant facilitated by the Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State University and funded by New Jersey Children's Foundation. NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Claudia Gallegos wanted to know if her second grader had missed any assignments. The problem ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - On Thursday, April 22, 2021, at approximately 10:05 pm Officers from the South Plainfield Police received a 9-1-1 call reporting an armed robbery at the Krauszer’s food store located on Oaktree Road. Upon arrival, an employee told officers that a male, approximately 25-30 ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - A Middlesex County man has admitted to fraudulently accepting loans from the Payment Protection Program (PPP),  which is designed to provide forgivable loans to small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Bernard Lopez, age 40, pleaded guilty by video conference to ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield Borough Council, at a meeting April 19, approved a resolution for the remaining of a municipal parcel in memory of the late Peter G, Barnes, III, a former senator and assemblyman as well as New Jersey Superior Court Judge.  Resolution 21-148, which was ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A 35-year-old city woman has been charged with shooting and killing a man while he was driving his car on Monday. Rhadisha Maurasse has been charged with one count of first-degree murder, one count of second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon and one count of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Police are investigating the death of a man who was shot while driving his vehicle on Monday afternoon. Police did not release the name of the man who they found dead in the area of Handy Street and Robeson Boulevard at about 4:35 p.m., according to a press release from ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A woman told police that a man grabbed her buttocks before running away near the area of Senior and Wyckoff streets. The woman yelled at him and said she was calling the police as he ran, according to an alert released by New Brunswick Police late Saturday night. Police ...

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NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County has announced a partnership with WSP USA Inc. for the design and construction of the long awaited North Brunswick Train Station. The Middlesex County Improvement Authority approved of the partnership sometime last week. Officials with the State, County and ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - A man from the Bronx was sentenced to five years in New Jersey State Prison for stealing over $140,000 from eight older residents in 2020, according to the New Jersey Attorney General’s office. Osvaldo Thomas, age 41, pleaded guilty to charges of theft by deception in the ...

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NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Police said they are still trying to determine how a 21-year-old New Brunswick woman lost control of her 2013 Nissan Rogue and struck three other vehicles. Ceidy Antunez was pronounced dead at the scene by Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital paramedics, according to a ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Carlos Figueroa was asked what he has missed most over the past 13 months or so since he had last stepped foot inside Roosevelt Elementary School. His friends? His teachers? Recess? “I missed math,” the fifth grader said. Carlos and thousands of students in the K-5 and ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- April 11 marked the 10-year anniversary of the signing of Sara’s Law, a next of kin emergency notification system created in memory of Sara Elizabeth Dubinin from Sayreville. Sara’s Law is a voluntary, free state-wide Next-of-Kin Registry that allows residents to submit ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – In his role as an activist, Tormel Pittman has spearheaded marches to denounce police misconduct in the wake of George Floyd’s death and led protests to demand the renaming of Roosevelt School. On Saturday, he will be helping organize an event to take on the issue of urban ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Arts Coalition has introduced a new web series, "Conversations With... A Virtual Series" as part of its ongoing effort to inform the community about the programs available to residents. "East Brunswick is very rich in the arts arena, yet many people are ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - In a live-streamed event, Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccione, the Middlesex County Association of Chiefs of Police and the NAACP discussed the state’s revised use of force policy for law enforcement. Officials summarized the new guidelines and explained how they ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Chairman of the Board of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Jack Morris and President and Chief Executive Officer of RWJBarnabas Health Barry H. Ostrowsky have announced the appointment of Bill Arnold as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Robert Wood Johnson ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The gas company Transco has formally requested a two-year extension from the Federal Energy Regulatory Committee (FERC) for their Certification of Public Convenience and Necessity to construct a compressor station and a massive pipeline through New Jersey and New York. The ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The city marked a morose milestone on Wednesday with the passing of the 100th resident due to complications of COVID-19. There were 22 new cases and one death over the 24 hours leading up to Middlesex County’s daily COVID-19 pandemic update Wednesday. In all, 5,818 ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Christopher Joseph Quaglin of East Brunswick, NJ  has been arrested and charged by the United States Department of Justice for his involvement in the January 6, 2021, insurrection at the United States Capitol.  Quaglin faces charges that include Assaulting, Resisting or ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – From eloquent elegies to flowing free verse, several celebrations are planned to mark National Poetry Month in and around New Brunswick. Here are the events taking place: New Brunswick Free Public Library The New Brunswick Free Public Library and the Raritan Valley ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The borough's John J. Carney Post 4589 is hosting two blood drives in this month on Tuesday, April 6 and Tuesday, April 20 from 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. to help address the blood shortage the area is facing. The mission of NJ Blood Services is to provide an adequate blood supply ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - South Brunswick Police Chief Raymond Hayducka is facing allegations of a ‘culture of retaliation’ against an officer who attempted to report misconduct. According to a lawsuit, Officer Ricardo Moreira was suspended and ostracized from the department for acting under CEPA ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - A house fire on Thursday, April 1 destroyed a majority of the home of Theresa and Tyraun Anderson. The fire was caused by grease and the young family, including a four-year-old son and six-year-old daughter, lost the majority of their possessions in the blaze including clothing and ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – With overnight temperatures expected to drop into the 20s, the city has called for a Code Blue from the evening of Friday, April 2 until morning Saturday, April 3. Unity Square Community Center at 81 Remsen Avenue will be open overnight as a warming center between 7 p.m. and ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Creative Kids Academy (CKA) of South Plainfield is currently accepting registration for its 2021 summer camp sessions as well as for the 2021-2022 school year.  According to Dan Rinaldi, owner/director, the main goal at CKA is to provide fun and flexible options for ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone, Chief Rick Abrams of the Highland Park Police Department, and Director Anthony Caputo of the New Brunswick Police Department announce today that two people have been arrested and charged for their involvement in the theft of over ...

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