Press Releases

December 15, 2018

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - The Middlesex County Sheriff's Office is advising our residents and community to be aware of a continuing phone scam that is targeting our area. In the most recent scam calls, the caller (sometimes via voice message) uses the Middlesex County Sheriff's Office information ...

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For the fourth consecutive year, New Jersey Theatre Alliance (“the Alliance”) is inviting professional and family caregivers to submit their personal stories for a theatrical production as part of the Healing Voices OnStage: Caregivers Stories program. “We have found that this program is a ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - The Sheriff’s Office will hold an 8-week-long Sheriff’s Civilian Academy for residents of Middlesex County in the spring of 2019. The Sheriff’s Civilian Academy is designed to educate Middlesex County residents on the various functions and duties of the Sheriff’s ...

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WASHINGTON, DC — Following reports that Congress may move to pass a criminal justice reform bill before the end of the year, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) and Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) today sent a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi urging them ...

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MONROE, NJ - The Middlesex County Office of Health Services is reporting that a raccoon tested positive for rabies in Monroe, Middlesex County, in the vicinity of South Shore Blvd.  and 10th St.               This is the thirteenth (13) rabid animal reported within Middlesex County for 2018 ...

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SOUTH RIVER, NJ - There is an area in the Southeast corner of Washington Monumental Cemetery in South River that is mostly empty of gravemarkers, but filled with unsolved mysteries. The records for this part of the cemetery are long gone, but local legends maintain that this open space contained ...

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MANALAPAN, N.J. — New Jersey residents who are entering their senior year in high school this fall and are planning a career in agriculture or science may apply for the New Jersey Agricultural Achievement Award.  One winner will be selected and awarded a scholarship to honor their ...

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New Jersey college students who are convicted of hazing would no longer be eligible to receive State financial aid, under new legislation sponsored by Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean. The bill was advanced today by the Senate Higher Education Committee. More than 200 students have died from ...

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Thanks to the clients and friends of a local business, 400 comic books will be included in care packages to service members and their families this holiday season. Fitness expert Bill DeSimone, of the Optimal Exercise studio in Cranbury, organized the effort as part of the Jawiin Comics Drive, ...

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Susan G. Komen North Jersey held their first Pink Champagne Lunch & Fashion Show at Mayfair Farms in West Orange on November 7th. The event was led by Pink Champagne Lunch Committee members Sonia Best, Fine Lines Salon; Dorothy Goldberg, CWI Design; Sally Glick, Sobel & Co, LLC; Catherine ...

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BASKING RIDGE, N.J. — The Somerset County Park Commission announces that openings are available for Winter Horseback Riding Classes at Lord Stirling Stable, located at 256 South Maple Avenue in Basking Ridge, N.J.  Lessons are offered to juniors (ages 9-17) and adults, and will accommodate the ...

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Today, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) issued the following statement after Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents fired tear gas at refugees seeking asylum in the U.S. at the San Ysidro border crossing. “Yesterday was a dark day for America. Donald Trump sanctioned the use of ...

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Do you want to help a Middlesex County family have a happy holiday? Consider donating to Project GIFT!  Since 1997, Middlesex County’s 4-H’s Project GIFT has provided a free day of holiday shopping for over 140 needy families in our community. Over 70 4-H teens assist with the fundraising and ...

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PRDS Students Part Of Letter Writing Campaign To U.S. Troops Worldwide Students and staff at Piscataway Regional Day School (PRDS) wrote over 100 letters as part of Nash FM 95.7’s “100,000 Thank You’s” effort to send at least 100,000 letters to troops during the holiday season. A school for ...

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Career & Technical Education Students to be Eligible for SNAP Food Assistance Benefits Nov. 19, 2018 (EDISON) – The Murphy Administration was joined Monday by anti-hunger advocates and higher education officials to announce it is expanding food assistance to career and technical education ...

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Did you or your family live in Middlesex County in the 1950s? Do you have treasured photographs from this time in a family album? Now, you can make them part of a new museum exhibit about our County’s history! The Cornelius Low House/ Middlesex County Museum in Piscataway is preparing an ...

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New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson commemorated the Great American Smokeout on Thursday by urging smokers to reach out to their healthcare provider for help quitting – including those on Medicaid who can now take advantage of new cessation benefits offered by the Murphy ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - December 8th will be the date of the sixth annual Ride for Rett Syndrome event. Created and led by East Brunswick resident Jen Harmon, the event is an indoor cycling class that offers the opportunity for participants to raise money for charity as they work out. The Evolution by ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Ray Negron, NY Times best-selling author and New York Yankees executive, will be making an appearance at the Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment on Saturday, Nov. 17. Negron will be the “In The Sulky” guest on the pre-game show with Bob “Hollywood” Heyden.  They will ...

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HIGHLAND PARK, NJ - Since 2012, post-Thanksgiving “Black Friday” has been “Track Friday” in NJ, when families and groups walk or run to raise money for the charity of their choice.  We began participating in 2015 at the Highland Park High School Track.  Started after Hurricane Sandy, Track ...

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The New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners (NJAWBO) Annual Statewide Holiday Dinner and Expo will take place on November 29 at The Bethwood, 38 Lackawanna Ave, Totowa, New Jersey 07512, from 5:30 to 8:00pm.This festive holiday networking event provides an opportunity for women business ...

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Our Lady of Lourdes (OLOL) Parish, 44 Cleveland Avenue, Milltown, will host its 40th ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BAZAAR on Saturday, December 1, from 9:00am to 4:00pm. NEW this year, the OLOL EMPORIUM is a booth offering beautiful gift items.  Many well-known “names” including LENOX™ and Mikasa™ as well as ...

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A 23 year-old Mexican national who is illegally present in the United States is facing murder charges in Missouri. He was released from the custody of the Middlesex County Jail earlier this year after a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ--The cadavers of military veterans are being used to prepare medics to treat the devastating injuries they will encounter when deployed, through a unique collaboration between Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and the United States National Guard. Many of the cadavers ...

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BASKING RIDGE, N.J. — Somerset County Park Commission Lord Stirling Stable, located at 256 South Maple Avenue in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, is offering a special Fall Family & Friends Introductory English-style horseback ride on Black Friday, Nov. 23, 2018 at 10 a.m. Registration is in progress ...

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Two counties – Gloucester and Camden – have opened the doors to their new free-standing Child Advocacy Center facilities, giving child abuse victims in these counties access to a child-friendly place where communities can respond to allegations of child abuse in ways that are effective and ...

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Disability Allies, Inc. (DA), a 501(c)(3) organization based in East Brunswick, is having a Thanksgiving Pot Luck at the Young Adult Community Inclusion Center. The center is located on 415 Route 18 South, East Brunswick, NJ 08816. The event will take place on Sunday, November 18th, 2018 from 3-6 ...

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Thousands will walk to end pancreatic cancer, the world’s toughest cancer, at PurpleStride New Jersey on Nov. 11. The community event is hosted by the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) New Jersey Affiliate. Pancreatic cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related death in the U.S.

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The Middlesex County Young Democrats, partnered with the Middlesex County Democratic Organization, hosted its 2nd Annual Get Out the Vote Rally on Sunday at the County Vocational-Technical School in East Brunswick. “Far too often, the youth vote is discounted in critical elections,” said Robert ...

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Tyler Clementi Foundation’s Jane Clementi to Participatein Daniel Pearl Education Center Speaker Series on Nov. 14   Jane Clementi, who lost her son Tyler to suicide after he became the victim of homophobic cyber bullying, will talk about her Tyler Clementi Foundation “Upstander” program as ...

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