Middlesex County News

March 24, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A South Brunswick man was found guilty in a jury trial for second degree eluding from police officers at a traffic stop on March 7. The conviction of Alan Fratello was announced by Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and South Brunswick Police Chief Raymond Hayducka last ...

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Edison, NJ –   An early morning shooting during a Reggae event held at Akbar Restaurant, located on Cortland Street in Edison, has left one man dead and another seriously injured. Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief Thomas Bryan of the Edison Police Department said a Newark man ...

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A New Brunswick middle school paraprofessional and assistant basketball coach is charged with sexually assaulting a 13-year-old female student on school property, authorities announced. Eugene Colbert, 31, of South River, a paraprofessional in the New Brunswick school system, as well as a member ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - It used to be called the library, and then the media center, but now a room on the East Brunswick Campus of the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools is a “makerspace.” “We’re calling it The Hub because we want this to be the center of the school,” said ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Do you need support managing social media in your home? Is your child attached to his/her device? Are you fully aware of what’s going on in the cyber world? Would you like some guidance on setting controls on technology devices? Parents and Students (Gr 4 & Up) ~ Join ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Arrow is missing and the East Brunswick Animal Hospital is reaching out to area residents to try to bring him home to his family. Arrow escaped from his yard on Riva Avenue in the Milltown section on March 14 and he is still not home. Anyone with information on Arrow is asked ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY COLLEGE - Students from East Brunswick were among others from 27 middle schools and 27 high schools all over New Jersey who participated in the 27thAnnual State Finals of the New Jersey Science Olympiad held at Middlesex County College March 12. The competition is designed to ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ –  The luck of the Irish?  Maybe, for one ne East Brunswick shopper who is quite a bit richer, having won more than a quarter-million dollars yesterday at the 7-11 at the intersection of Summerhill Road and Old Stage Road. One lucky ticket matched all five numbers drawn ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - A woman was forcibly removed from her car in the East Brunswick Wal-Mart parking lot on Sunday by a man who stole the vehicle and then committed a series of crimes in Woodbridge. On March 12, 2019, detectives from both East Brunswick and Woodbridge Police Departments charged ...

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Located just four minutes away from the Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce, and just a stroll down George Street in downtown New Brunswick, is the Zimmerli Art Museum on Rutgers University's College Avenue Campus. The magnificent 70,000-square-foot facility holds a collection of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - It appears New Brunswick may keep its representation on the Middlesex County freeholder board as Middlesex County Democrats on Monday picked a city government administrator to succeed retiring freeholder and former city councilwoman Blanquita Valenti. Clary Azcona-Barber, a ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - It's hard to believe that the Buddy Ball All-Star Game has been in East Brunswick for the past twelve years, yet it is still one of the premier sports events in the township.  Says Mayor Brad Cohen, "It is a true East Brunswick experience.  It's really something special about ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - City police today issued a plea for the public's to help in locating a missing woman who may be somewhere in New Brunswick. Authorities say they are trying to locate 30-year-old Angely Jimenez. She is described as a Hispanic woman who is 5-foot, 1-inch tall and weighs 110 ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - It was 1944, when Paul Robeson, a graduate of Rutgers University, was performing in William Shakespeare's "Othello" in New York City.  Despite his busy schedule, Robeson, the renowned writer, athlete, and activist, took time to travel from New York to New Brunswick to ...

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Update: According to NJ 101.5, David Brown was found dead in Newark. Details from police are very limited at this time. Original Alert: North Brunswick, NJ - Our Department is looking for assistance in locating a missing person. David Brown, 56, of North Brunswick, was reported missing on ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County officials are urging seniors who struggle with meeting expenses to consider a program matching homeowners with other seniors looking to share a residence because of the high cost of housing. Bridgewater-based HomeSharing Inc. is a non-profit organization that ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - It happens when a driver who is hard of hearing suddenly sees the flashing lights from a police cruiser pulling him over. The driver stops, but can not understand the commands from an approaching officer, who may have stopped the car for burned-out tail lights, or because it ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Heavy fire and smoky conditions and a filled basement proved to be a challenge for the South Brunswick Fire Department as a blaze engulfed a residence in Monmouth Junction yesterday afternoon. At 3:45 PM on Monday March 4th, the Monmouth Junction Fire Department was ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  - Free tree seedlings will be available to East Brunswick residents and non-residents in the month of April as part of the New Jersey Tree Recovery Campaign. This program helps communities replace trees damaged or destroyed by Superstorm Sandy. From 9 am to 12 pm on April ...

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EDISON, NJ – The highlight of Bodnar’s Auctions March 28 sale at the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center March is sure to be the one-of-a-kind Paul Evans signature sculptural front floating sideboard handcrafted in 1974 that may sell for six figures. The  sideboard has been consigned to ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III announced today his plans to resign his position as the Hunterdon County Prosecutor. The effective date of his resignation will be April 12. Prosecutor Kearns was first sworn into office in 2010. He is now in his ninth year serving Hunterdon ...

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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - The first day of action in the NJSIAA state wrestling tournament is in the bag, and with the dust settled, four South Plainfield wrestlers remain in championship brackets. Zach DelVechhio, Luke Niemeyer, Joe Sacco, and Anthony White all won their first and second round ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Zoning board members this week approved construction of a 55-unit apartment building on Hamilton Street with just 52 parking spaces - less than half the number required under a city ordinance - after an attorney for the developer contended the project was a good fit for efforts ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – For Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr., a lifelong resident of South Plainfield whose political career began in 2002, every day in the New Jersey State Senate is different and that’s what he loves most about serving the 18th L.D.  “No two days are the same,” said Diegnan who, as a ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Metuchen man faces charges of illegally soliciting $63,000 in donations from local businesses on behalf of nonprofits and government agencies including police, veteran and firefighter foundations, as well as other organizations, authorities said today. Anthony Moats, 55, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Easton Avenue serves as a much-traveled thoroughfare in the city, providing connections between the busy downtown to roads near and behind the Rutgers University campus, and stretching west to other streets that are lined with off-campus apartment houses. Students in those ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesesx County has introduced a proposed $485.1 million budget that is $15 million more than last year, but freeholders and county officials are quick to say the money package will not increase the tax rate. The proposed budget of $485,101,000 is $15,181,000 more than ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - In a year of commemoration for Rutgers University alumnus and activist Paul Robeson, New Brunswick will add to that list with the renaming of Commercial Avenue to Paul Robeson Boulevard. The nearly mile-long thoroughfare stretches from Route 18 south to Elmwood Cemetery. On ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - High winds blowing through New Jersey today were blamed for knocking down power lines and forcing the closure of a section along Route 27. "Route 27 is closed in both directions between Camner Ave. and Voorhees Ave. in Franklin Township due to downed wires," New Brunswick ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ  -- A 32-year-old resident of Newark has been arrested in connection with the robbery of the Wells Fargo Bank on Plainfield Ave in the borough. On Wednesday, February 20th, 2019, authorities arrested Christopher Dickerson in Newark and charged him with second-degree ...

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