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Middlesex County News

November 30, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Lloyd purchased his first car. Ashley was promoted to cashier. Michael is working after obtaining his commercial driver’s license. Jahad recently got married. Joseph opened his first bank account in five years. Alex graduated from Middlesex College and works as an ...

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NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Two children were killed in a vehicle collision that occurred on Thanksgiving, 2021 in North Brunswick.    The incident occurred at 11:35 p.m. at the intersection of Route 1 and Route 130 in North Brunswick, says a report issued by the New Jersey State Attorney General's ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Ugh! Lunchroom duty for teachers and administrators in a middle school. Loud, messy, silly, and sometimes a bit dramatic, too.  Herbert Peluzzo, Supervisor of Social Studies for the East Brunswick Public Schools, was pitching in as an Interim Assistant Principal at Hammarskjold ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - The Educational Services Commission of New Jersey (ESCNJ) - with campuses in Sayreville - is doing its part to help get its students vaccinated against COVID-19. Through a partnership with the Middlesex County Health Services Department, a vaccine clinic was held at the ESCNJ ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – The Middlesex County Office of Health Services is reporting that a skunk tested positive for rabies in the Township of Monroe, Middlesex County. This is the eighth rabid animal reported within Middlesex County for 2021 and the first rabid animal in Monroe. Residents should ...

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PERTH AMBOY,  NJ – A multi-million dollar makeover for this city’s commuter rail station has never moved as fast as speeding train. But, another promising incremental step came this week as NJ Transit’s Board of Directors awarded a $45.5 million construction contract to Hall Construction Co. of ...

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Leading with a Purpose: Panel of forward-thinking business leaders from across the nation discuss the need for a sense of purpose in business MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – Middlesex County hosted its Fifth Annual Business Summit, Leading with a Purpose, on October 21 where a panel of future-minded ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – The county is closing the Johnson Park Animal Haven after the remnants of Hurricane Ida flooded the small zoo on River Road. The process of moving all the animals from the zoo to new homes across the state has already started, said Middlesex County in a press release issued ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Rutgers President Jonathan Holloway announced today the creation of the Rutgers Translational Research facility that will constitute the backbone of the New Jersey Innovation & Technology Hub. Not only will the State University create a space where its innovations can be ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rutgers is expected to announce it will be investing hundreds of millions of dollars in translational research and medical education when ground is broken for the New Jersey Technology and Innovation Hub on Thursday morning. TAPinto New Brunswick has learned that the ...

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EDISON, NJ - Kenneth Armwood, the Middlesex County Board of County Commissioners Deputy Director who died earlier this year at age 46, has been awarded the highest honor bestowed by Middlesex College. Armwood was posthumously given the Paige D. L’Hommedieu Award during a ceremony held on the ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – According to the calendar, fall is upon us, but sunny skies and warm weather are predicted for this weekend and should serve as the perfect backdrop for 'Super Saturday' in South Plainfield.   Start the day with some decluttering at a free paper shredding event. Trucks ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -- As the Olympic theme filled the air, Sydney McLaughlin emerged with her graceful smile, her poised demeanor, and her two Olympic gold medals. This darling of the Tokyo Olympics earned the adulation of millions. But it wasn’t until she spent part of Tuesday afternoon with the ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Following the impact of Tropical Storm Ida, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has released the following statement: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has declared a MAJOR DISASTER DECLARATION FOR MIDDLESEX COUNTY. This federal declaration covers any ...

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PERTH AMBOY, NJ – Sweeping policy changes are coming to this city’s police department that, among other things, will now require all officers to learn to de-escalate potentially perilous situations. City Hall is also appointing a seven-person Citizen Public Safety Advisory Board to suggest ...

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Students who have unpaid balances accrued from March 2020 through Summer 2021 will have their debt erased. Middlesex College is implementing a new Student Debt Amnesty program to forgive approximately $1.8 million of qualified student balances incurred during the pandemic, impacting nearly 2,300 ...

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HIGHLAND PARK, NJ - Police have identified the Highland Park man whose body was recovered from the Raritan River on Sunday afternoon, Police are investigating the death of Michael Davis Jr., 37, according to a press release from Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Chief Richard ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Images of majestic, wide-winged doves in full flight – symbols of hope and happiness in the wake of the COVID-19 surges over the past 16 or so months – will soon adorn Baldwin Street. The street mural will be created by artist Leon Rainbow, who hit upon on doves and rising ...

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PERTH AMBOY, NJ -- A second man has been arrested in relation to a non-fatal shooting at a Perth Amboy bar, Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Deputy Chief Larry Cattano of the Perth Amboy Police Department announced Friday. On July 19, 2021, at approximately 12:40 a.m., authorities ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - He was on his way to England via Africa, a young man born in 1920 to Russian Jewish immigrants in New York City. As a newly minted Air Force navigator, his mission was to deliver a B-24 bomber and its 10-man crew to an airbase in Britain. It was nighttime in the Sahara. As he ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Abdul Lewis, 38, of Spotswood, has been arrested and charged with six counts following the sexual assault of a teenage girl near the train tracks near Summerhill Road in the borough. Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Chief Michael S. Zarro, Jr. of the Spotswood ...

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EUGENE, Ore. — Sam Mattis, a 2012 graduate of East Brunswick High School, has qualified for a spot on the U.S. Olympic Team with a third-place finish in the discus at the U.S. Olympic Trials last week. Mattis, who graduated from EBHS in 2012, holds the New Jersey scholastic record in the discus.

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- The Middlesex County Utilities Authority (MCUA) held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday to celebrate the completion of Flood Mitigation and Restoration Improvements to its Sayreville Pump Station. The nine-year, $92 million renovation revived the pump station to its full ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ  -- Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Chief Frank LoSacco of the East Brunswick Police Department announced that Curtis Wright, 57, of East Brunswick has been charged with murder and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. On June 19, 2021, at ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A 62-word statement from the Rutgers president attempted to re-enforce the university’s stance against hatred and bigotry, while seemingly seeking to defuse a potential political powder keg. Instead, local leaders who stand on opposing sides of the Israel-Palestinian conflict ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK and HIGHLAND PARK, NJ - The Doughboy - an iconic statue that has stood sentinel in the borough for almost 99 years before being felled by a wayward truck last year - is back. The statue has been returned to his post at the fork where Route 27 (Raritan Avenue) and Woodbridge Avenue ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ — In a sign of expected recovery from the COVID-19, the Middlesex County Fair will return to the County Fairgrounds (655 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick) on Monday, August 2 – Sunday, August 8, 2021.  Additional details regarding modified experiences and pandemic compliance will ...

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WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) announced on Tuesday that New Jersey can expect over $78 million to support mental health services and substance use disorder needs. The Garden State will receive $39 million from the Community Mental Health Services Block Grant (MHBG) ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – As we look to celebrate the accomplishments and overall wonderment of our mothers on Mother’s Day, look no further than Parker to discover elder women who have made a terrific impact on society, as well as at the kitchen table, over the decades. “Women who have succeeded ...

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EDISON, NJ – Greg Tufaro, a lifelong Edison resident and award-winning journalist with more than three decades of experience, has recently traded his press pass for a state ID. Last month, Tufaro embarked on a new chapter in his professional career, taking on the role as chief of staff for Senator ...

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