Middlesex County News

January 17, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Residents can once again get a close-up look at the Middlesex County Sheriff's Office through an eight-week Civilian Academy. This academy is designed to show Middlesex County residents on the functions and duties of the sheriff’s office. The program is conducted at the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - As the mid-way point of the winter season approaches, Middlesex County is offering additional clinics for residents to receive flu vaccinations. “Preventions like vaccines keep us healthy during harsh winter weather, and ensure good health for our families and co-workers," ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots have signed 2018 Atlantic League left-handed pitcher Luis Cruz for the 2019 season. “I am very happy to be able to play with the Somerset Patriots this season,” said Cruz. “I will do everything in my power to help this team win.” Cruz enters his first ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - High school students will have a chance next month to show how smart they are and possibly win cash prizes at a New Jersey Regional Brain Bee hosted at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Piscataway. Using a system similar to a spelling bee, students will be quizzed ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Amid much pomp in a packed auditorium at Middlesex County College, county Freeholders Ronald Rios and Shanti Narra took the oaths of office for new terms Monday in ceremonies marked with the presence of numerous elected Democrats, from the local, county, state and federal ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Amid much pomp in a packed auditorium at Middlesex County College, county Freeholders Ronald Rios and Shanti Narra took the oaths of office for new terms Monday in ceremonies marked with the presence of numerous elected Democrats, from the local, county, state and federal ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood Youth Baseball and Softball League is seeking cadet umpires for the upcoming 2019 spring and fall seasons. Teens 13 years of age of older interested in becoming an umpire can register online until February 28. Umpire classes are typically held in mid-March. Once ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – 11-year-old Cameron Jean-Pierre may have suffered a fatal allergic reaction to the smell of fish being cooked at his grandmother’s home in Brooklyn, NY where he was visiting on New Year’s Day, according to a WABC news report. The official cause of death for Cameron is still ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood ShopRite on Old Stage Road in the borough will be one of six ShopRite's throughout New Jersey and New York to host a coat drive in January. All six ShopRite's are taking part in Coats for our Neighbors, which was started by Vicks in December. All of the coats collected ...

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HELMETTA/SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood Police Department is seeking information on a homeless woman reportedly living in a crawl space on Chester Court in Helmetta. Officers responded to a call on New Year's Day to Building #5 in Heather Glen on Chester Court. The call reported a homeless woman ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood Police Department is advising residents of a coyote sighting in the borough. According to a Nixle advisory, a coyote was sighted recently in the woods behind Clearwater Village. The SPD is reminding residents to be mindful and be cautious when leaving pets ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - Two men, both age 22, were arrested and charged in the Dec. 20 fatal shooting of a service station employee in Edison, who was murdered after he handed over all the cash in the store register. One suspect, Marcus A. Wright, 22, of Beaufort, S. C., was arrested in that state on ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Hub City is joining in a popular trend and getting a beer garden of sorts this spring when a new restaurant opens, filling a now-vacant location near the train station. Redd's Biergarten will open at the foot of Easton Avenue, in the prime downtown site that was ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - The Joyce Kilmer School will become part of the Rutgers New Jersey School Transformation Climate Project in 2019. The fourth through eight grade school was accepted into the Rutgers University program which is designed to help schools promote a positive environment inclusive to all ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Piscataway man was sentenced to eight years in prison for crashing the motorcycle he was driving while under the influence of drugs, resulting in the death of his girlfriend. Superior Court Judge Diane Pincus in New Brunswick imposed the sentenced on Ruddy Custodio, 30, for ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -- Senior guard Travis Cumber scored 24 points and handed out 13 assists to lead East Brunswick to an 81-72 boys basketball victory over North Brunswick for the championship of the Brunswick Holiday Tournament Saturday afternoon. Even a team with as much athleticism and ...

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SOUTH RIVER, NJ - Izaia Bullock, 22, of South River, was arrested and charged yesterday with contempt of a court order which was issued by Middlesex County Superior Court.  Bullock, a member of the Rutgers University Football Team, had been charged with two counts of attempted murder and two counts ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - Borough police officers will start the New Year by adding body-cams to their uniforms. Beginning on January 1, Milltown police officers will begin wearing body-worn cameras. According to a press release published on the borough website, officers will be sporting the WatchGuard ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - January is National Blood Donor Month as the borough will host a community blood drive on Tuesday, January 8 from 1 p.m until 7 p.m. at the United Methodist Church. All donors will receive a $10 gift certificate to Houlihan's. Donors should be between the ages of 17 and 75 and be ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The happy part of Happy New Year came less than three hours after the ball dropped for families who each welcomed new babies born just minutes apart at New Brunswick's two hospitals. Adina and Binyamin Bril became parents for the first time when their daughter was born at ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Authorities released the photograph of a masked robber wanted for the robbery and killing of a service station worker early this morning in Edison. At 4:02 a.m., Edison police responded to the Speedway Gas Station at 789 Amboy Ave. and found the wounded worker, identified as ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Authorities are warning Middlesex County residents of scam calls from people claiming to be law enforcement officers who have outstanding warrants that can only be avoided through the use of prepaid credit cards, The Middlesex County Sheriff's Office is advising residents to ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - It was a glaring gap in the system. People repeatedly going to hospital emergency rooms to deal with a health crisis, receive treatment and be released, only to return days later with another crisis. In a single two-year stretch, Middlesex County found, one patient had gone ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Local historian Richard Walling presented an "Objector's Case" against the proposed Hidden Oaks Woods Development which would bring 275 apartments, parking, a recreation center, and a swimming pool to the intersection of Tices Lane and Harts Lane at the East Brunswick Planning ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood Recreation Department is looking for indoor soccer players in sixth, seventh and eighth grade to join their Friday evening soccer league. Soccer experience is not necessary and non-residents are welcome. Students from South Brunswick and Cranbury are welcome to join.  ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - Police today issued alerts seeking help from city residents to find two girls in two separate missing person cases. Police say they are trying to find 15-year-old Jaqueline Iracheta. She is described as Hispanic, five-feet tall and weighing about 120 pounds. Authorities did ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County is looking for your photos of family members posing in front of the front steps of the house or on the living room couch in the 1950s. To complete an exhibit about New Jersey in that post-WW II decade of baby boomers, station wagons and floral wallpaper, the ...

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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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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Agencies in the city are asking people to feel the message of the season by making donations to help others. Collection points have been set up around New Brunswick where people can drop-off hats, coats, gloves, scarfs, non-perishable foods and toys. All of the donations ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - The Middlesex County Office of Arts and History invites area residents to “make ‘Seasonal Traditions’ a part of your family holiday tradition, featuring horse-drawn wagon rides through Johnson Park, fife and drum music, carolers and children’s crafts.” This free holiday event ...

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