Middlesex County News

September 17, 2019

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Fans of Piscataway’s WaWa can look forward to another as the Township Planning Board approved plans for the convenience store chain to build a second location. The new WaWa will be built on Stelton Road at Trent Place adjacent to the former Allen & Bubenick site, near the ...

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South Plainfield, N.J. – A South Plainfield resident was arrested on child pornography charges following an investigation by the South Plainfield Police Department, Middlesex County Prosecutors Office and Federal Bureau of Investigation. Jonathan Garcia, 28, was arrested Monday, September 9th, ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Christopher L.C. Kuberiet and South Plainfield Police Chief James Parker announced today that additional charges have been brought forth against 55-year-old borough resident Thomas G. Kaiser. On Sept. 2, Kaiser was arrested and charged ...

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Christopher L.C. Kuberiet was sworn in yesterday as Acting Middlesex County Prosecutor by the Honorable Alberto Rivas, A.J.S.C.  Thereafter, all prosecutors, investigators and detectives were similarly sworn in as Acting Deputy Attorney Generals and Acting Investigators. Acting Prosecutor ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Middlesex Borough man involved in a three-hour standoff with police at his home on Tuesday now faces multiple charges, including creating a false public alarm, authorities said. Officers from the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Special Operations Response Team (SORT) were ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD - The streets of South Plainfield were quiet Monday morning, which is unusual for Labor Day in South Plainfield, a day of celebration the close-knit community looks forward to all year.  Early Monday morning, the 62nd Annual South Plainfield Labor Day Parade was canceled after ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Johnson & Johnson and its Janssen pharmaceutical companies announced Monday that they will appeal the $572 million civil judgment entered in Cleveland County District Court in the State of Oklahoma's lawsuit against opioid manufacturers. According to a statement released ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A local journalist and activist filed a complaint today in municipal court claiming an Illinois man grabbed him and took his video camera as he covered a speech by CNN analyst April Ryan earlier this month. According to the complaint filed by Charles Kratovil, Joel Morris, ...

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Newark , NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced that John Searles, 23, of Edison was sentenced yesterday to 20 years in New Jersey State Prison by the Honorable Verna Leath, Judge of the Superior Court, after an Essex County jury convicted him of first-degree ...

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MIDDLESEX, NJ - A 38 year old Dunellen woman was struck and killed by a freight train Friday evening at a railroad crossing in Middlesex Borough, said police. According to a Saturday news release, a Norfolk Southern train dispatcher called Middlesex Borough Police at 8:24 p.m. to notify them ...

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Edison, NJ – The 15th Annual New Jersey India Day Parade is scheduled for Sunday, August 11. An annual celebration of India’s Independence Day,  it runs through the heart of New Jersey’s Little India – from Edison to Woodbridge on Oak Tree Road.  Every year over 35,000 Indian Americans from ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Many people may call themselves Bruce Springsteen’s biggest fan, but Louis Masur has legitimate claim to that title. This fall, the Distinguished Professor of American Studies and History at Rutgers–New Brunswick will share his admiration for the music icon in his course, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -  Award-winning actor Denzel Washington will be the recipient of Crossroads Theatre Company’s inaugural Ossie Davis & Ruby Dee Living Legends Award at its signature fundraising event, on Oct. 19, 2019. A Night With Crossroads Theatre Company, a gala that will feature ...

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Edison, NJ –  Commuters at the Edison train station and Metro Park experienced significant delays this morning after a car drove under the platform at the Edison station and blocked one of the tracks.  According to Deputy Fire Chief Andy Toth, the accident which took place at approximately 7 ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers President Robert Barchi, whose tenure at the 253-year-old school has been marked by unprecedented successes as well as scandals and setbacks, will step down after the 2019-20 school year. Barchi's pending departure was confirmed to TAPinto New Brunswick by a source ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — The snarky comments have already started about the name of the new Rutgers Stadium in Piscataway.  Several students walking on College Avenue today after news that the Rutgers football team — coming off a 1-11 season — will be playing its games at SHI Stadium shook ...

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Edison, NJ – On Saturday, Edison Mayor Thomas Lankey told TAPinto Edison that he and his administration will be monitoring potential nation wide deportation raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents that may begin as soon as this Sunday. “As Mayor of one of New Jersey’s largest and ...

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From Italian to Ethiopian cuisine and everything in between, the 10th-annual New Brunswick’s Restaurant Week has something to offer for everyone’s inner foodie. More than 30 New Brunswick restaurants will offer a selection of special promotions, prix-fixe menus and discounts for the two-week ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Several organizations from the city and beyond will band together Friday to call for the closure of ICE detention centers in the state. The Lights For Liberty Rally will start at the intersection of Albany and George streets at 6:30 p.m. Central Jersey Democratic ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - A Superior Court hearing for a former South Plainfield teacher accused of sexual assault was dramatically interrupted last month when the victim's mother made a plea for the judge. "We've been living with this for four years," the mother said. "It's been constant delays.

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - A North Plainfield man has pleaded guilty for stealing in excess of $75,000 from the South Plainfield Recreation Department, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey said on Tuesday. Kevin Hughes, 49, of North Plainfield, pleaded guilty on July 1, 2019, in New Brunswick ...

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Newark, NJ – On Tuesday, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced that four executives of two information technology staffing companies have been arrested on charges of fraudulently using the H-1B visa program to gain an unfair advantage over competitors. Venkataramana Mannam, 47, of Edison, ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - The Piscataway Police Department shared in a Facebook post on Saturday the passing of fellow officer Julia Jeanette Caseres. “It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our sister in blue, Julia Caseres,” said police. “Julia Jeanette Caseres, 28 ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University on Monday broke ground on the new state-of-the-art facility that will house the Rutgers Center for Adult Autism Services (RCAAS) which provides employment, vocational training and other services to individuals with autism. The center, located on the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers officials are looking into whether any of the apparently college-aged students shown in a viral video using the n-word are from the New Brunswick campus or from another Rutgers campus or other New Jersey college. Nancy Cantor, Chancellor of Rutgers University–Newark, ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Growing up, Linda Hansen spent much of her free time at the South Plainfield Public Library (SPPL) perusing the shelves, catching up on movies, and completing school assignments. However, despite her love for her hometown library and reading, Hansen, who has worked for SPPL ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The majority of Tara Sullivan's column posted today on the Boston Globe's website focused on Tiger Woods' chances of winning the PGA Championship. Toward the bottom, however, she couldn't help but voice her concern over how her college paper had been plunged into financial ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The future of The Daily Targum is unclear after the student body failed to pass a referendum funding the independent student-run newspaper that has been serving the Rutgers community since 1869. The newspaper is student-written and student-managed and covers the news and ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - A city woman has been charged with trying to use someone else's name in an attempt to register to vote, according to a press release from Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Director Anthony Caputo of the New Brunswick Police Department.  Mallory Marchese, 51, ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – A Piscataway man is facing weapons and destruction of evidence charges after  a recent Snapchat video post caused fear to spread across the township, said police officials. Darryl Maddox, 32 was arrested and charged on Wednesday with one count of possession of an assault firearm ...

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