Middlesex County News

October 18, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Paterson woman was a arrested and charged with homicide for a fatal drunk-driving crash last month in which an 80-year-old man was killed another person was injured on Route 1 in North Brunswick, authorities said.  Elizabeth Gomez, 42, faces one count of second-degree ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  - A Sayreville woman is being held in the county jail today on charges of providing drugs to another woman who died from an overdose, authorities said. Danielle Urbanowicz, 30, of the Parlin section of Sayreville, was arrested and charge with a single count of strict liability ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Several hundred people filled the First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens today at the funeral service for New Brunswick Vice Principal Tyrone Harrison, who was struck by a car and killed. "I know this is tough for all of us," Harrison's brother, Shawn, told the people who ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A former Perth Amboy firefighter faces charges of sexually assaulting a teenager over a period of four years, when the victim was 13 to 16 years old,  with the first assault occurring a decade ago, authorities said today. Hugo Fleites, 57, of Perth Amboy was arrested today ...

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EDISON , NJ  -  Edison firefighters and fire companies from a few nearby towns swiftly extinguished a smokey three-alarm fire on Friday night at a privately-owned cardboard recycling facility. Fire was reported at 7:58 p.m. inside GP Harmon Recycling ar 300 Mill Road and it was under control ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Federal investigators today arrested a New Brunswick man and certified public accountant or allegedly underreporting more than $650,000 of income on his personal tax returns. Amit Govil, 58, was arrested at his home and charged by indictment with two counts of making and ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Tyrone Harrison attended Ohio State University, and played on the school's football team. Originally from Highland Park, Harrison graduated college and became a special education teacher in New Brunswick, and then a vice principal. "He was a man with a large stature, but he ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Workers representing several labor union advocacy groups joined with the mayors of New Brunswick and Perth Amboy today in urging state legislators to increase the minimum in New Jersey to $15 an hour. "It's time for New Jersey to raise the minimum wage to a just wage," said ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - A new flag pole was installed and dedicated to the residents and staff of Keystone Community Living, Inc. on Sunday, October 7th. The flag pole, new landscaping and shrubbery were dedicated as part of a community service project that was led and completed by Ryan Carey ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ  - Dollar General has opened its doors in South Plainfield at their newest location, 138 South Plainfield Avenue.  The store prides itself on providing value to customers as a general store that carries high-quality, frequently used products at a lower price than traditional ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – At a council meeting earlier this month, South Plainfield Mayor Matt Anesh proclaimed October 2018 as Italian Heritage Month in the borough and, on Monday morning, borough residents, local dignitaries, community organization representatives, and members of the Plainfield’s ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Mayors or representatives of a dozen Middlesex County municipalities met with East Brunswick Mayor Brad Cohen and Highland Park Mayor Gayle Brill Mittler at the Community Arts Center last week to discuss the possibility of increasing shared services among the communities.  ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The 15th Annual Buddy Walk of South Plainfield took place this past weekend at Putnam Park. Organized by borough residents Michelle and Keith Both, the family-friendly event not only promoted awareness and inclusion of people with Down syndrome but also raised money for ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County freeholders expect to borrow $7.6 million to purchase 700 voting machines and a helicopter for pesticide spraying,  "These new voting machines will be ready for the 2019 primary election and provide a considerable cost savings to the county," Freeholder ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - East Brunswick residents are cautioned to be aware that an adult male approached a young student yesterday as the student exited his school bus. The East Brunswick Police Department is investigating a suspicious incident in which a juvenile reported being chased by an adult ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Pennsylvania man faces up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to charges of causing a fatal 2016 head-on crash while he was under the influence of prescription drugs, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey said in a statement today. John O'Donnell, Sr., 59, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A South River woman today was sentenced to six years in prison after pleading guilty to a driving drunk when she struck and killed a 49-year-old recycling worker in a broad-daylight accident last May Phyllis Kocheran, 52, must serve 85 percent of the sentence before being ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Rutgers University student was struck and killed by a car, as he lost his footing and stumbled onto George Street on Friday night, police said. Police said Cory Aufiero, 19, a Rutgers student from Colts Neck, lost his footing at 9:30 p.m. on George Street, near Albany and ...

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EDISON, NJ – Last November, Facebook announced the launch of a new program to invest in small businesses across the country.  On October 8th and October 9th,  the Community Boost program will be hosted in Edison at the Pines Manor, located at 2085 Lincoln Highway. According to organizers, the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A veteran Edison police officer was indicted today on charges of stalking his ex-girlfriend and using information from a state criminal justice data bank to track her. Paul Pappas, 44, faces four counts of second-degree official misconduct, along with a single count of ...

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EDISON, NJ - A Perth Amboy man is in custody, charged with an alleged razor knife assault on another motorist during what police described as a “road rage” incident Tuesday afternoon on Woodbridge Avenue.  Louis Rosado, 56, is awaiting arraignment at the Middlesex County Adult Corrections Center on ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK,NJ  - Four years ago, New Brunswick's elected officials, responding to complaints from two local groups, passed a local law forcing local businesses to cough up the unpaid wages owed their employees. Since then city has helped recoup thousands of dollars workers were not paid in what ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ  - The South Plainfield Recreation Department’s Buddy Ball Basketball Clinic is in full swing.  Holding their first practice on Wednesday, September 12th from 6pm-7pm at the South Plainfield PAL Building, located at 1250 Maple Avenue, the free program is open to all special ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -  A Rutgers University student was taken to the hospital early Sunday after he was beaten by two men on Easton Avenue, police said in a statement. The assault occurred about 2:15 a.m. when the victim, who was on Easton Avenue between Bristol and Courtland streets, was in a ...

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EDISON, NJ - The New Jersey Veterans Memorial Home at Menlo Park serves local veterans and their spouses. The facility is run by The New Jersey Department of Military and Veteran Affairs and was built in 1999. It is a modern skilled care nursing home providing 24/7 healthcare.  The facility is ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers police issued an alert after a man was mugged and beaten by a group of men early Friday morning. The victim, who was described as being affiliated with the university, was walking on Senior Street between Sicard and Wyckoff streets about 2 a.m. when a male approached ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - Rutgers University has installed security cameras at 12 sites in the city's fifth and sixth wards, areas around the school where students often frequent and live in off-campus housing. This effort to deter crime is the result of a partnership involving university police, the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A 45-year-old city man was struck and fatally injured while attempting to cross Route 18 in New Brunswick early this morning. Christoph Freese was attempting to cross Route 18 near Commercial Avenue at 4:52 a.m. when he was struck by a 2006 red Dodge Charger driven by a ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -  Authorities are searching for a man wanted in connection with a bank robbery in South Plainfield last week and have released an image of the suspect. On Thursday, September 13th, at around 1:25 p.m. a man described as a black male approximately 5’7” tall weighing 150 lbs ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY,  NJ - A local preacher used money he stole from a plumbing company where he worked as a bookkeeper to buy himself a BMW X5 and a Mercedes S550.  He also stole over $700,000.  Now his life is going down the drain. Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced that a man ...

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