Middlesex County News

October 23, 2020

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Historic State Theatre New Jersey – whose stage has been graced by the likes of Bob Hope, Bruce Springsteen and Denzel Washington – is giving the public a chance to own a part of its history. The theater, which will turn 100 next year, is auctioning off 20 seat pairs, seven ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Ten years after he suffered a spinal cord injury during a football game at MetLife Stadium that left him paralyzed, Eric LeGrand continues to serve as an inspiration at Rutgers, around the state and beyond. Perhaps the greatest testament to the difference he has made is his ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A chilling video shows four men emerging from a car with guns drawn and unleashing a hail of bullets that left two dead and six injured early Sunday morning. In the video provided to TAPinto New Brunswick, the shooters can be seen emerging from the four-door sedan with hoods ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The Rev. Gilbert “Gil” Caldwell, who took part in the Bloody Sunday march on Selma and the March on Washington, D.C. during a lifetime dedicated to civil rights activism and social justice, has died. He was 86. Caldwell’s passing on Friday was confirmed to TAPinto New Brunswick ...

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Girl Scouts’ Leadership Summit to Connect Professionals with the Next Generation of Female Leaders  On Friday, September 18 from 1-2:30 pm via Zoom, Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey (GSHNJ) will host their first virtual Young Women of Vision Leadership Summit, featuring a powerful woman known ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD - The long-awaited grand opening of the South Plainfield Chick-fil-A, located at 4801 Stelton Road, took place at the crack of dawn on August 27.  Patrons are now able to order ahead of time on the mobile app for pick up or make their way through the double drive-thru to order ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ — Things were somber on East Brunswick's Clearview Road Wednesday as mourning for the loss of three lives in a single family began. Gone were the news helicopters and cameras, police cars and emergency responders.  What remained was grief. Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - An East Brunswick neighborhood was rocked yesterday afternoon when the East Brunswick Police Department cordoned off the streets intersecting a home where a tragedy occurred. Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Christopher L.C. Kuberiet and EB Chief Frank LoSacco announced ...

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SOMERSET, NJ – Hundreds took to the streets today to protest the killing of George Floyd, a black man, by a white Minneapolis police officer. The killing sparked protests across the country, some of which turned violent. Despite tensions elsewhere, it was a peaceful day in Franklin.  The ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK. N.J. - Some 300 people gathered at location of the 2011 shooting of a black man by a New Brunswick police officer to protest the death of George Floyd. Floyd died on May 25 after Minneapolis, Minnesota,  police officer Derek Chauvin kneeled on his neck for more than 8 ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — Piscataway Police are investigating a shooting that left a 50-year-old South Plainfield man injured. Police said the shooting was reported at about 9:13 Thursday night near Rushmore Ave. and Fourth Street in the township’s Arbor section, according to MyCentralJersey.com on ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – An illness related to COVID-19 is increasingly affecting children and forcing the medical community to re-examine what it thought it knew about the coronavirus, according to a Saint Peter’s University Hospital expert. Dr. Jonna Siva, a pediatric intensivist at The Children’s ...

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EDISON, NJ – Hackensack Meridian Health this week celebrated the full recovery and discharge of its 5,000th COVID-19 patient across its network of 17 hospitals. On the afternoon of May 5, doctors, nurses, and medical personnel lined the halls of JFK Medical Center in Edison and the theme from ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — A section of Route 287 South in Piscataway was closed for several hours on Friday after a New Jersey State Trooper found human remains in the travel lanes north of Exit 8 for Centennial Ave. and Possumtown Road, said police officials. The trooper, who was off-duty at the time ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD - Even though the doors of the South Plainfield Senior Center may be temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 quarantine, the center is working to help seniors and the community by making homemade masks.  On April 7, armed with material, elastic, scissors and fabric, the labor of ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Multiple pizzeria and Italian restaurants in the South Brunswick area have received fraudulent orders of pizza for the Police Department that are never picked up or paid for. The South Brunswick Police Department was able to confirm at least four restaurants have received ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — The coronavirus pandemic has hit the hearts of Piscataway. Two-time NBA All-Star and No. 1 overall draft pick Karl-Anthony Towns revealed late Tuesday night in a YouTube video which he later posted on his social media accounts early Wednesday morning that his mother, Jacqueline ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – 'United We Roar,' a community event sponsored by the South Plainfield School District, is planned for 8:15 p.m. on Friday, March 27. In an email and video announcement made March 23, Superintendent Dr. Noreen Lishak stated that the goal is to provide residents an opportunity ...

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South Plainfield– South Plainfield has been notified that a 61-year-old male resident has tested positive for COVID-19. We have been told the resident is now home and is under self-quarantine. Middlesex County and the State of New Jersey will continue to update the Borough when more ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — Piscataway resident Mario Reyes can be called a hero for saving the lives of his neighbors when a fire broke out in their West 4th Street home early Tuesday morning. According to Piscataway Township officials in a Facebook post, Reyes caught a baby and a toddler who were dropped ...

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EDISON, NJ - New Jersey Lottery Executive Director James A Carey, Jr. announced Wednesday morning that the only Mega Millions jackpot winning ticket from last night’s drawing was sold in Edison, New Jersey. “We are thrilled that the winning ticket was sold in Middlesex County. I’m happy to ...

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NEW YORK – A 60-year-old Piscataway man who, after being released from prison moved into his daughter’s Sarah Lawrence College dorm room was arraigned in Manhattan federal court on Wednesday on sex trafficking, extortion, forced labor, conspiracy, money laundering and other charges, said Department ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - David Stern, a Dean's List history student and a Henry Rutgers Scholar at Rutgers who became the National Basketball Association’s longest-serving commissioner, passed away on Wednesday at the age of 77. A 1963 graduate of The State University of New Jersey ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - New Brunswick Police are continuing to search for a missing 17-year-old boy who they describe as a "suicidal juvenile" in a community-wide alert issued Saturday. According to police, Yahyaa Trice was last seen on Louis Street on Saturday at about 10 a.m. Police describe ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced Monday that Middlesex Borough Mayor Ronald J. DiMura has been indicted on charges of theft and official misconduct for allegedly stealing approximately $190,000 from various local political campaigns and using a local charity he runs to ...

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