Middlesex County News

September 19, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University President Robert Barchi has agreed to continue in that position for two more years, university officials said. Members of the university board of governors asked him to remain at least two more years, and he agreed, officials said. “Bob Barchi has been a ...

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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 Tuesday, at 4:52 a.m. when he was struck by a 2006 red Dodge Charger driven ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University today held an opening ceremony for its new $115 million Chemistry and Chemical Biology building providing laboratories for research in the fields of health and alternative energy among other sciences. The four-story, 144,000 square-foot structure on the ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - Hakim Nelson, 32, of Piscataway was sentenced to serve 18 years in a New Jersey State Prison for stealing the identity of two victims and pocketing over $25,000 for his own personal use, said Middlesex County Prosecutor, Andrew C. Carey.  According to a Monday news ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The Borough of South Plainfield held its first Labor Day Parade in 1957 as a small event for the community. Today, the annual parade is one of the oldest and best attended in the state, with men, women, and children of all ages coming from near or far to march or ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - One of the eight former Rutgers University football players facing charges from a credit card fraud scheme was released from jail today without bail after a brief court hearing in which the defendant appeared via a video connection from the county jail. Brendan Devera, ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The family of a former South Plainfield resident killed in a hit and run earlier this month is looking for answers and is offering a cash reward for information that leads to identifying the driver.   “We are pleading with the public. [Whoever did this] is somebody’s ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Eight Rutgers University football players now face charges from a credit card fraud scheme that occurred while all of them were students, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said today. All of the defendants were charged with conspiracy to commit third-degree theft by ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -  A Monroe dentist was arrested today on charges of improper sexual contact with three of his female employees at his office, including one worker who was 17 when the incidents began, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said in a statement today. Dr. Richard Goldberg, 47, ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - In a crime that echoes television scripts, a man and woman were arrested in a conspiracy to commit the murder of the man's ex-wife, a resident of North Brunswick.  The person they hired for the job, however, was an undercover police officer. According to a statement from ...

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Newark, NJ – In a press release, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced, that a Metuchen resident was arrested today for allegedly smuggling shipments of live protected scorpions, giant millipedes and other species that were mislabeled to avoid detection, including one package of millipedes that ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Philadelphia woman was charged with assaulting a reporter for NJ.com while the reporter was covering the sentencing of a former Rutgers football player, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said in a statement today. Trudy Smith, 23, was arrested Friday and charged on ...

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EDISON, NJ -  Over 300 volunteers and sponsors gathered at Royal Albert’s Palace in Fords, New Jersey ahead of the New Jersey India Day Parade, which runs from Edison to Iselin on Oak Tree Road. The event was the local kickoff for the parade. The Indian Business Association, which hosts the annual ...

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SEATTLE, WA - Justin Malfitano of East Brunswick recently represented the state of New Jersey at the Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle earlier in July for bowling. He beat the national favorite in the Men’s High-Performance division to be named the best bowler in the nation taking home a gold ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - When a woman was changing in a dressing room of an Edison clothing store, she did not know that she was being photographed against her will by a federal officer. Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief Thomas Bryan of the Edison Police Department said today ...

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EDISON, NJ - Management & Training Corporation (MTC) has been awarded a 2-year contract - with the potential for three, one-year options - to operate the Edison Job Corps center. MTC was founded on Job Corps and currently operates 22 centers nationwide. The contract was awarded by the U.S.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Ruddy Custodio, 30, of Piscataway was charged on July 16, 2018 with vehicular homicide in the second degree caused by driving while under the influence of alcohol and drugs.  On July 16, 2018, Custodio lost control of the motorcycle he was driving and hit a curb, causing ...

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Bridgewater, NJ - A Bedminster woman has died from her injuries after being struck by a car in the parking lot of the Bridgewater Commons Mall Monday. Marion Kelley, 62, was struck by a vehicle while walking in lot four near the Macy's merchandise pick up area at around 3:20 p.m. Monday. The ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Over a stretch of nearly 70 years, Geoffrey the Giraffe at Toys R Us stores was the symbol of happy times for generations of children, and now he may provide those same feelings for children coming to a hospital. "From this day forward, Geoffrey stands tall in our lobby to ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Jessica Montes, 28 of Piscataway, has been identified as the victim in the 4th of July fatal motor vehicle accident on New Brunswick Avenue. Montes, who was a phlebotomist leaves behind her son as well as numerous family and friends. A small shrine with candles and ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - Area residents are invited to come out and bring those lawn chairs to the township's 2018 summer Concert in the Park series which begins on Thursday, July 5th.  The Concert in the Park series will be held Thursday nights, July 5th – August 30th at 7 p.m. and on Sunday, September ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - A South Brunswick mother has been charged with causing the death of her 2-year-old son after he ingested her methadone, according to a release from Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief Raymond Hayducka of the South Brunswick Police Department.  Lynn ...

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EDISON, NJ - A 14-year-old Edison girl who ran away from home on May 3 has yet to be found and police are asking anyone with information about  to come forward. Edison detectives are leading a statewide search for the girl, Jalaysia Staplar-Evans. They said they believe she could be staying with ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Plainsboro couple could face charges of of selling counterfeit designer shoes and handbags, netting $8 million and sending $3 million to people in China, authorities said today. Yan Shi, 36, and her husband, Weiping Liu, 40, were arrested Thursday and charged with ...

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HELMETTA, NJ - A Sunday morning fire disrupted the quiet calm of a sunny weekend morning today. Fire broke out at a Main Street home in the borough at around 10:30 a.m. on June 17, destroying the garage and pool house. The blaze also forced road closures in the area as firefighters worked to ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK , NJ - A Hillsborough High School English teacher has been suspended following his arrest for allegedly engaging in a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old female student during a five-month period earlier this year, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey.. Kenneth ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – A Piscataway man pleaded guilty to charges of killing a 59-year-old Wayne man and injuring a passenger in an October car crash, said Middlesex County Prosecutor, Andrew C. Carey. According to a Thursday news release, Darius Griffin, Jr. 25 pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide, ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - A Somerset County Superior Court Judge ordered the township to turn over documents relating to notification of a discrimination lawsuit to the TAPinto Franklin Township online newspaper, court records show. "At a time when public confidence in our government and ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - On a hot Friday morning before Memorial Day, volunteers were hard at work planting eggplant, tomatoes, beans and other veggies here in East Brunswick as part of an initiative by the activist group Farmers Against Hunger.  The plot on Fresh Ponds Road was donated by Jim ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - A line of heavy thunderstorms roared through South Plainfield on Tuesday with a resident capturing a funnel cloud twisting down west and north of Spring Lake Park. The photo captures the funnel cloud which can be seen in the  left-hand side of the photo. The photo captures ...

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