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Middlesex County News

May 15, 2022

SAYREVILLE, NJ -- Sayreville's popular fishing derby, hosted by the Sayreville Recreation Department, returned on Saturday, May 14, with more than 100 young fishing enthusiasts (and a few parents, too). Recreation director Brian Van Dongen told TAPintoRaritan Bay that he was pleased that the ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - In her powerful piece, The Site of Memory, the late Toni Morrison wrote, “You know, they straightened out the Mississippi River in places, to make room for houses and livable acreage. Occasionally the river floods these places. "Floods" is the word they use, but in fact it is ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ – Of all the Saturday ribbon-cuttings in all the towns in all of New Jersey, they walk into mine. That had to be the thinking of Eric LeGrand, as he watched a steady stream of the state’s political elite and Rutgers powerhouses stop into the LeGrand Coffee House on May 14 to join ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Mercado Esperanza celebrates the rich cultural diversity found in a roughly 57-block portion of the city. Just don’t ask Angelica Osorio what it’s like to attend one. The owner of Delicias Oaxaqueñas is too busy serving up delicious chocomiles – Mexican milkshakes that are ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Please join Middlesex County as it celebrates History Day at East Jersey Old Town Village in Piscataway on May 14 from 10 am-4 pm History Day will take place at East Jersey Old Town Village which is composed of reconstructed and replica 18th and 19th century structures ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – No one was hurt when a fire broke out at a transfer station on Tuesday, but hundreds of individual-size bottles of hand sanitizer were left strewn along Jersey Avenue in its wake. It took firefighters about four hours to control the fire that started at Solterra Recycling ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ- The Education Foundation of South Brunswick will be hosting their 10th annual “Tour De South Brunswick” bicycle fundraiser ride on June 12th. Proceeds from this event will go to fund programs for South Brunswick public schools and students, according to a press release.  The ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The dozens of dedicated volunteers at Meals on Wheels in Greater New Brunswick made thousands of deliveries to seniors who struggle to get out of their homes through the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. And, as cases continue to remain low across the state, the charity is ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A 45-year-old city man is facing attempted murder and other charges in connection with a shooting incident last month. Almein Archer is also facing aggravated assault and weapons charges for a shooting that occurred on April 30, according to a press release from New Brunswick ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - The Arts Institute of Middlesex County is presenting, promoting, and supporting a multitude of arts and culture events, exhibitions, and shows throughout the month of May. The month is packed with exciting programming primarily centered around celebrating History Month. These ...

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HIGHLAND PARK, NJ – A borough man has been charged in connection with vandalizing a mural depicting refugees and immigrants in the community. Thomas Santo, 54, has been charged with bias intimidation and criminal mischief for what police said is the actual physical defacement of the ...

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CARTERET, NJ — Federal, state and local officials joined executives from Nasdaq and its two biggest high-tech partners to break ground Tuesday for a larger state-of-the-art data center and cloud-infrastructure facility in the borough’s industrial area. This proposed new multi-million dollar data ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ- The South Brunswick Public Library Foundation will be hosting a carnival on Saturday, May 21st from 11 AM to 1 PM to celebrate the upcoming expansion of the library. Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman, State Senator Andrew Zwicker, Mayor Charles Carley, and the council are all ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – City Center – New Brunswick’s hub of fine food, shopping and the arts – is preparing a fun week full of fiestas, furry friends and furlongs. The Kentucky Derby watch party will make you feel like you’re at Churchill Downs for The Run for the Roses on Saturday, May 7. Three ...

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HIGHLAND PARK, NJ – Several faith and service leaders are scheduled to lead a vigil tonight after a newly installed mural was vandalized last week. Among the scheduled speakers at the Monday, May 2 vigil starting at 7 o’clock are Josh Pruzansky, president for the Raritan Valley Orthodox Jewish ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Masks - which have been a mainstay in the classrooms of the district's schools over the past two years - will be optional for its 9,782 students starting Monday, May 2. Masks will also be optional for all staff members and visitors, according to a message from School ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A 50-year-old city woman suffered non-life-threatening wounds after being shot early this morning. Police responded to a report of a shooting on Saturday, April 30 at about 1:30 a.m. at a residence on the 100 block of Comstock Street, according to statement posted on New ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ- A local ATM at a Chase Bank was robbed yesterday by a group of “professional thieves” stealing “tens of thousands of dollars,” according to the South Brunswick Police. Authorities are continuing to investigate the robbery, no arrests have been made at this time. On Thursday ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Designer Handbag Bingo, one of the most popular and profitable fundraisers hosted by the Roosevelt Elementary School PTO, will take place this year on Friday, May 20. The event, which will be held in the cafeteria of the Jackson Avenue school, is open to the community and one ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A $665 million development project envisioned as a place where innovations are hatched, developed and brought to market to benefit people across the planet will have an Irish accent. Atlantic Technological University (ATU), one of Ireland’s largest multi-campus universities ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The Arts Institute of Middlesex County has been approved for a $25,000 Grants for Arts Projects award to support the Share Your Foodways project. Middlesex County Arts Institute’s project is among 1,248 projects across America totaling $28,840,000 to receive this first round of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A gallery that has been working to unify the art community in the city and beyond since 2010 will unveil this week an exhibition showcasing a diverse array of oil paintings and mixed-media art. Alfa Art Gallery’s “Beyond the Brush: The Contemporary Imagination” will open ...

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CARTERET, NJ – Ahead of today’s Earth Day celebration, Mayor Daniel Reiman and two councilmen planted a seedling in Carteret Park from the state’s historic 600-year-old Salem Oak tree. “The Salem Oak is an important part of New Jersey’s natural history,” said Reiman, who joined Councilmen Dennis ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ- An employee at the Empire Marble and Granite, located in Dayton, was killed in a workplace accident yesterday afternoon when a slab of granite fell on him. The 37-year-old victim was from Marlton where he lived with his wife and children, according to the police. His identity ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Some 2,600 middle and high school students were dismissed early for the month of February in Millville in Cumberland County, where there weren't enough teachers to cover all the classes. The Camden School District, which was unable to fill 28 bilingual and ESL teaching ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Hindu American Society of Central Jersey will be hosting a Holi festival, commonly known as the festival of light, at Woodlot Park in South Brunswick Township on Saturday, April 23rd from 2:00 P.M to 6:30 P.M. In attendance will be State Senator Andrew Zwicker, Mayor ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - A local man was arrested and charged this week for stealing the possessions of dead people whom he was hired to transport to the morgue.  Kevin Thomas Jr., 43, of Sayreville used his position as a driver for a service company that transports deceased individuals to gain ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The South Plainfield Borough Council, at a meeting held April 18, voted 6-0 in favor of extending its agreement with Robert Wood Johnson Mobile-Health Services (RWJ-MHS).  Passage of Resolution 22-170, which was an agenda addition following a contractual matter held in ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Three New Brunswick men and one male juvenile are facing charges stemming from reported paintball gun attacks near Railroad Avenue and Feaster Park. Angel Cruz and Jose Perez-Leyva, both 18, and Pedro Vasquez-Toribio, 19 have been charged with aggravated assault, possession ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Jeff Howard has burst into burning buildings and dashed into danger many times during his almost 10 years as a member of the New Brunswick Fire Department. Nothing – not even serving a year in Iraq as an active member of the National Guard – prepared him for the moment a ...

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