Middlesex County News

December 8, 2018

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Local historian Richard Walling presented an "Objector's Case" against the proposed Hidden Oaks Woods Development which would bring 275 apartments, parking, a recreation center, and a swimming pool to the intersection of Tices Lane and Harts Lane at the East Brunswick Planning ...

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SOUTH RIVER, NJ - There is an area in the Southeast corner of Washington Monumental Cemetery in South River that is mostly empty of grave markers, but filled with unsolved mysteries. The records for this part of the cemetery are long gone, but local legends maintain that this open space contained ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - A Sayreville high school teacher was arrested on charges of engaging in inappropriate conduct and sexual contact with several high school students, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said in a statement Friday afternoon. Eric Pieklo, 50, of South Amboy, the wood shop ...

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GARDEN STATE PARKWAY - Following the death of her passenger in a crash on the Garden State Parkway, a young woman from Middletown has been charged with aggravated manslaughter in the first degree and assault by auto in the third degree.  She also was issued motor vehicle summonses for driving while ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Municipal complex and Senior Center came alive on Sunday night as residents gathered to sip hot chocolate, watch will Ferrell in Elf, and keep an eye on the sky for the arrival of Santa Claus.  Families mixed and mingled, with kids writing letters and ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood Recreation Department is looking for indoor soccer players in sixth, seventh and eighth grade to join their Friday evening soccer league. Soccer experience is not necessary and non-residents are welcome. All of the games are played in the Memorial Middle School ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD - During the Borough Council Meeting last night, Mayor Matthew Anesh proclaimed Tuesday, December 4, 2018 as “PKS Awareness Day” in the Borough of South Plainfield.  Accepting the proclamation with her family was nine-year-old Brianna Feeney, who has Pallister-Killian Syndrome ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Vito Nigro, 46, of the Colonia section of Woodbridge pleaded guilty to first degree aggravated manslaughter of his ex-wife Giorgina Nigro announced Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey. The brutal slaying took place back in July of 2015. The death of Giorgina Nigro ...

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UPDATE: Heslin Lemus-Mejia, 17 has been located. NEW BRUNSWICK - Police today issued alerts seeking help from city residents to find two girls in two separate missing person cases. Police say they are trying to find 15-year-old Jaqueline Iracheta. She is described as Hispanic, five-feet ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Passersby, a local doctor and police rushed to the aid of a pedestrian on Sunday, Dec. 2, when he was hit by a car at Easton Avenue and Albany Street, right by the New Brunswick Train Station. Upon the officer’s arrival at 12:13 a.m., they found a 37-year-old Edison man, ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Approximately two-dozen South Plainfield residents attended a planning board meeting last week pertaining to the residential development of the former Motorola site. The meeting, which last well over three hours, is the first of many that will be held on the application, with ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - All eyes of sports lovers in South Brunswick will be turned to ABC-TV tonight, Saturday, Dec. 1, as Pittsburgh Panthers safety Phil Campbell from the Kendall Park section of the town makes his start on national television. The Panthers will face number two rated Clemson in ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - Middlesex County is looking for your photos of family members posing in front of the front steps of the house or on the living room couch in the 1950s. To complete an exhibit about New Jersey in that post-WW II decade of baby boomers, station wagons and floral wallpaper, the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Roads around the Rutgers College Avenue campus will be closed much of Saturday morning for the university sponsored 5K run and walk. The "Big Chill" 5K run at Buccleuch Park is held annually to raise funds for Christmas gifts for unprivileged children, as well as food banks ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - A brave young girl kept herself safe by keeping her wits and being observant avoiding an attempted child-luring near Davidison Mill Road in South Brunswick earlier this week. South Brunswick Police Chief Raymond Hayducka announced Thursday that detectives had made an arrest ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Mayor James Cahill added his support to a chorus of urban area leaders in praising a proposed state law allowing undocumented immigrants to obtain driver's licenses. On Tuesday, state legislators introduced a bill permitting these immigrants to get licenses because many of ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Drew Larsen, 11, and Adam Zaremba, 12, are a part of the Protec Ducks Peewee team who won the International Silver Sticks Peewee AA South Eastern Regional Championship on November 25. The tournament comprises twelve of the best teams in the area. The Protec Ducks came out on ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Agencies in the city are asking people to feel the message of the season by making donations to help others. Collection points have been set up around New Brunswick where people can drop-off hats, coats, gloves, scarfs, non-perishable foods and toys. All of the donations ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Friends of the Spotswood Public Library are once again holding a sock and mitten drive to help make winter a bit warmer for Middlesex County residents. The Friends are leading their second annual Sock and Mitten Drive to benefit the more than 400 families who utilize the Alice's ...

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MIAMI GARDENS, FL – It was a decent week for the South Brunswick Vikings alumni who are presently playing for NFL and major college football squads. Phil Campbell, a sophomore Free Safety for the Pittsburgh Panthers played a major role in the team’s 24-3 defeat to the University of Miami ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - It was built in 1739 on a rise overlooking the Raritan River. George Washington visited it, so did British soldiers, who according to legend left their marks that are still visible today on the heavy wood floors. Buccleuch Mansion, in Buccleuch Park, is still standing and ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – An application before the South Plainfield Planning Board pertaining to the residential development of the former Motorola property that was originally scheduled for a vote in September has been rescheduled for Tuesday, November 27. Currently, M&M Realty Partners at ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – An application before the South Plainfield Planning Board pertaining to the residential development of the former Motorola property that was originally scheduled for a vote in September has been rescheduled for November 27th. Currently, M&M Realty Partners at South ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Did you or your family live in Middlesex County in the 1950s? Do you have treasured photographs from this time in a family album? Now, you can make them part of a new museum exhibit about our County’s history! The Cornelius Low House/ Middlesex County Museum in Piscataway ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Hillsborough man with a history of arrests and indictments for bank robbery now faces a possible sentence of life in prison after being convicted Wednesday of a robbery at a North Brunswick bank A jury in Superior Court in New Brunswick continued Quinton Watson, 51, for the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Police are investigating the shooting of a man Sunday night in the southern end of the city off Route 27. Shortly after 9 p.m. police responded to reports of a shooting near Henry Street, and officers located the victim on How Lane in North Brunswick, authorities ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A former security guard at a Perth Amboy middle school now faces charges of have sex with minors at the guard's home, and sending nude photographs two minors, authorities said today. Elios Arias-Aguilar, 25, is charged with one count of first-degree aggravated sexual assault, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - A 25-year-old Perth Amboy man was arrested today and charged with fatally stabbing a pregnant woman in Perth Amboy Thursday night, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey in a joint statement with Perth Amboy police Chief Roman McKeon. Benny M. Pichardo was charged with murder ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  - World War I ended on the 11th hour, of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. This year, Nov. 11 falls on Sunday, and members of the military will be honored with the Veterans Day Parade that will start in Highland Park and proceed over the bridge into New Brunswick. "We ...

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Edison, NJ -  Edison voters appear to have narrowly rejected a ballot initiative to approve the proposed renewal of the Open Space Trust Fund.  According to unofficial results released by the Middlesex County Clerk’s office, the ballot question failed by a vote of 8,374 (51%) to 8,014 (49%).  The ...

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