Middlesex County News

September 18, 2018

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

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NEW BRUNSWICK,NJ  - High levels of lead were found in 29 water faucets and other outlets located in four city schools, according to water test results that the school district released recently. Schools Superintendent Aubrey Johnson said water samples were taken from 335 faucets, sinks and ice ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A man armed with an assault rifle and wearing a helmet and bullet-proof vest was arrested Tuesday moments after he left a strip club where he worked on Route 35 in Sayreville, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said in a statement today. Kevin Smith, 32, of Keyport, was ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - There are 30 days in September, and Middlesex County Food Bank has a suggestion for each of those days. giving people ways to donate food or collect donations to replenish lagging supplies at the county bank. "Currently, the supply of nonperishable foods and necessities at ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - With performances from drummers, dancers and a juggler, students and school and municipal officials Thursday loudly celebrated the reopening of the Paul Robeson Community School for the Arts. "Today is a great day," Lizette Delgado Polanco, CEO of the state School Development ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  - Rutgers police are searching for a man who assaulted two people affiliated with the university following an argument early Tuesday morning. Police said the two victims were beaten about 1 a.m. on Easton Avenue near Courtland Street. No weapons were used, authorities ...

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EAST BRUSNWICK, NJ - The New York Blood Center has been fighting a summer-long shortage, stressed by the recent hurricane in Hawaii. On Friday, September 7, Brunswick Square Mall will be hosting a blood drive from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. in their center court. All donors wil receive a $10 AMC Movie ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Get the motors running this fall at the first annual Spotswood High School Car Show on Sunday, October 14 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. at Spotswood High School. All of the proceeds from the show will go to benefit the Spotswood High School girls basketball program. Admission to this ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - East Brunswick resident Louis J. Luczu was honored by his hometown of North Brunswick under their Veteran Street Sign Program.  This program allows township residents who were Wartime Veterans to be recognized by adding their name on a secondary street sign to an existing ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - New Jersey's clergy and houses of worship want to be on the front lines in the state's ongoing battle against opioids,  state officials at a conference here said on Tuesday. "We need our faith-based leaders," David Leonardis, special investigator for the state Attorney ...

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MONROE TOWNSHIP, NJ - Summer is typically a prime shortage time for area blood centers and New Jersey Blood Services is hoping to add to their dwindling supply with a weekend blood drive on Sunday, August 26 at the Monroe Recreation Center from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Area centers are in need of all ...

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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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HELMETTA/SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Residents should plan alternate travel routes around the upcoming Manalapan Road paving project. The paving project is being completed by Middlesex County road crews and will take place from August 23 through August 29 on Manalapan Road between River Street in Spotswood and ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - City leaders will throw a group-participation ribbon-cutting next month to showcase one of two new physical fitness workout courses built at two municipal parks at a cost of more than $320,000. On Sept. 8, city officials will celebrate the opening of a Fitness Court at ...

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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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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County College will start the upcoming academic year with an interim president, following the retirement last June of then President Joann La Perla-Morales. The college board of trustees appointed Dr. Mark McCormick, college's vice-president of Academic and Student ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ – Before the sun even kisses the sky in the morning, a group of borough moms lace up the sneakers to head out and hit the road to exercise. The Sole Sisters are a walking group that started back in the spring. It’s a no-judgment, encouragement-only zone where the growing collection of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - One of two missing Freehold girls was found in New Brunswick, and investigators believe the second girl is also in the city. Freehold police say Rutgers police located Jocelyn Zaveckas, 15, about 8 p.m. Thursday night. However, Zaveckas' friend, Kayla Destefano, 16, is ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - City leaders Tuesday approved a contract to build a new park at a cost of more than $882,000, an amount previously seen as above the estimated price tag for the project. Council members approved a $882,756.25 contract with A-Tech Concrete Company of Edison to construct a park ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - City council members Wednesday passed an ordinance purchase electricity on a city-wide basis and to require that the power come from renewable energy sources. The ordinance, which establishes an "energy aggregation program" to buy electricity in bulk for all residential ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - One of the city's summer farmer's market got a visit from a state commissioner Tuesday who trumpeted not only what was being sold but how it was sold to promote the federal Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) former known as food stamps. "I'm really excited how ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - City officials want to use $553,274 in federal funds to partially finance construction of a multi-family affording housing development on Remsen Avenue in partnership with a non-profit agency that now owns the property. The city is seeking to amend its Consolidated Action ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Among the images depicted are a mother standing with her arm around her daughter's shoulder, and a father watching over his son in a toy car. The two-story high mural painted in bright yellows, reds and blue on the side of store on Jersey Avenue is intended in part to attract ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - North Brunswick's William Oross, 49, was busy at work in South River at 11:00 on a spring morning when he was struck and killed by a drunk driver.  Now that driver has pled guilty to the charge of Second-Degree Vehicular Homicide will spend more than five years in ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - City officials are one step closer to purchasing electricity in bulk for all residential property owners, and to requiring that the energy eventually come entirely from environmentally-friendly renewable sources. Council members last week passed an ordinance on first reading ...

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OLD BRIDGE, NJ – Following an extensive, months-long investigation involving multiple law enforcement agencies, a drug distribution and money-laundering network in Middlesex and Monmouth counties has been broken up, says a report issued by the New Jersey State Police today. The New Jersey State ...

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SPOTSWOD, NJ - The countdown clock is up and running at the Spotswood Recreation Department's website for the borough's annual Spotswood 5K on Saturday, September 8. The annual Fun Run gets the family-friendly event started at 8:30 a.m. and the 5K hits the streets at 8:45 a.m. Runners and walkers ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - At approximately 3:35 pm on Monday, patrol units responded to Crystal Springs Family Aquatic Center on Dunham's Corner Road for a report of a child not breathing, according to a report issued by the East Brunswick Police Department today..  Officers, along with facility ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Road paving along Old Bridge Turnpike from Main Street (Bordentown Avenue) to Racetrack Road begins today and will continue for the next five to six days. Residents who regularly travel through the area will experience lane closures and detours as well as delays. The East ...

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MONROE TOWNSHIP, NJ - Thompson Park will host the Race for Veterans 5K and one-mile run on Sunday, September 9 at 9:30 a.m. The race will be run in honor of SPC. Michael L. Gonzalez and is sponsored by the Butterfly Circle of Friends. The Butterfly Circle of Friends works to assist those in ...

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