Middlesex County News

December 10, 2018

ORLANDO, FLORIDA - On the morning of November 28th, 101 music students from South Plainfield High School boarded charter buses bound for Newark Airport to leave the chill of the Northeast behind for six days in Disney World in Orlando, Florida.  Bags packed and excitement mounting, the Marching ...

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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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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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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 – A demographic study of South Plainfield’s seven school buildings found that while enrollment appears to be leveling off, two large residential developments, combined with planned and future construction within borough overlay zones, will ‘impact’ district schools by ...

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Editor's note: The obituary of Anne M. Gordon is online at the website for The Crabiel Home for Funerals in Milltown, NJ.  “Anne M. (Connor) Gordon, of Piscataway, passed away Friday, November 23, 2018 at her home. She was 84. “Born in Carbondale, PA, she lived in St. Marys and Beaver, PA, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Police today issued an alert for help in finding a 31-year-old New Brunswick woman facing medical problems. Betsy Nemes was last seen on Harmony Street in Piscataway. Nemes is described as 5-feet, 7-inches tall, and weighing about 135 pounds. Authorities said Nemes ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Police are asking for the public's help in finding a missing 23-year-old man who is considered to be at-risk. Anthony Boyd was last seen in the city with his girlfriend, Starleene Hampton. Authorities did not know when or exactly where he was seen. Police said Boyd has ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Months of political sparring in the form of campaign literature and online debates came to a head Tuesday night. On Election Day 2018, thousands of residents took to the polls, returning all three Republican incumbents to the South Plainfield governing body. South ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Izaia Bullock, 22 of Piscataway was arrested on Tuesday and charged with attempted murder and conspiracy for plotting to kill the family members of an acquaintance, said Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey. Bullock, a student at Rutgers University was charged after ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - One man was in custody Saturday and a second man was being for sought the fatal shooting Friday of a 23-year-old city resident and the wounding of a second victim in the Robeson Village apartment complex. Christopher “C-Dub” Thompson, 26, of Edison, is being sought on charges of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University will receive a $2 million grant to open a Gun Violence Research Center, school administrators and state officials announced Wednesday in a presentation that included shooting survivor former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, retired astronaut Mark ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Franklin Township man faces a vehicular homicide charge for allegedly driving after using marijuana last month when he struck and killed a 19-year-old Rutgers University student in downtown New Brunswick. David Stewart, 36, of the Somerset section of Franklin, was under the ...

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Edison, NJ –  Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced today that a grand jury indicted five Edison police officers on multiple charges including official misconduct, participating in a pattern of official misconduct, and theft. According to a statement issued by Mr. Carey’s office, ...

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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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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield Zoning Board unanimously approved an application for Chick-fil-A to move to Middlesex Mall. Chick-fil-A will knock down the former Wells Fargo Bank located at the corner of Hadley Road and Stelton Road and build a new 5,000 sq ft state of the art ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A second man has been arrested in connection with the fatal accident in which a New Brunswick vice principal was struck and killed by one of several drivers who authorities say were drag racing on Stelton Road in Piscataway last Saturday,  Sohjah Powell-Warner, 21, of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Freddy S. Garcia Jr. of Piscataway has been charged with the hit and run death of a popular New Brunswick High School vice-principal. Garcia, 21, has been arrested for causing the death of a pedestrian, the 49-year old vice-principal of New Brunswick High School, who was struck ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A New Brunswick High School vice principal was killed when he was struck by a car that was involved in a drag race in Piscataway, authorities said. Police are searching for the driver of a 2003 Honda Accord who fled the scene. Tyrone Harrison, 49 of Somerset, was walking ...

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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 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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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - An 18-year-old Woodbridge man was sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to robbing two Rutgers University students and threatening a juvenile detention officer while in custody, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said in a statement today. Najee Hall ...

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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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