Middlesex County News

February 15, 2019

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Three local priests have been named in a list of  "credibly accused clergy" published by the Diocese of Metuchen.  The priests are among the 188 named statewide in a disclosure made of criminal pedophiles in New Jersey's Catholic Churches.  In keeping with a promise made by the ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Early this morning at the Municipal Center, the East Brunswick Planning Board denied Alfieri Property Management's proposal to build a seven-building apartment complex at the intersection of Tices Lane and Hart's Lane known as Hidden Oaks.  The meeting ran past 12:30 and was ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Days after federal authorities blasted Middlesex County for releasing undocumented immigrants from the county jail, residents praised the freeholder board for taking a stand against what they called illegal efforts to detain people. "Middlesex County is simply upholding the ...

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BELLE MEAD, NJ - Erik Kent and Beth Voxland graduated before the World Wide Web became popular, but now run an online wedding planning resource for the Garden State Creating a popular website was one of the last things on their minds when they met as sophomore communication majors, bonding over ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A 29-year-old man was sentenced Monday to seven years in prison for a fatal crash in which a passenger was killed while he was driving under the influence of alcohol and marijuana, authorities said. Superior Court Judge Michael Toto imposed the sentence on Tayib Mahmood, 29, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Two Jamesburg juveniles, ages 16 and 17, have been arrested on charges of attempted murder and drug charges after police investigated reports of gunshots being fired in the borough earlier this week. On Sunday, police received reports of shots fired in the area of Franklin ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Rutgers University student has been diagnosed with meningitis, and the university has sent a message to other students about steps to take as a precaution. The student with the disease was hospitalized Monday is receiving treatment and is recovering, Dr. Melodee Lasky, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK,  NJ - Rutgers University announced that Christopher Molloy, a long-time university administrator who has held several key positions, now has been appointed chancellor of the New Brunswick campus at Rutgers. Molloy had been serving as interim chancellor since late July, when his ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Middlesex County Sheriff's officer now faces charges in Pennsylvania, where he is accused of having sexual contact with a 17-year-old girl, then posting a video of it online. There are also charges of attempting to meet a 14-year-old for sexual activity, unaware that an ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Scholar, athlete, actor, singer and global activist. These are the faces of Paul Robeson, whose graduation from Rutgers College in 1919 is the subject of a yearlong centennial celebration by Rutgers University-New Brunswick. The Zimmerli Art Museum will feature six portraits ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A municipal court judge imposed $750 fines on each of the 11 Rutgers University students who were charged after a protest last December during university President Robert Barchi's speech at a Board of Governor's meeting. Judge James Hoebich, the presiding municipal judge for ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ – New Jersey residents are on their way to making $15 per hour at work. Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation on Monday that will gradually raise the states’ minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2024. “For far too long, too many of our fellow New Jerseyans have been struggling to ...

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PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- But he can’t score. Three days after Princeton wrestling coach Chris Ayers said that Rutgers 149-pounder Anthony Ashnault couldn’t score on the Tigers’ Matt Kolodzik, Ashnault, who is ranked No. 2 at the weight, defeated No. 1 Kolodzik by major decision. Ashnault’s triumph ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - The borough's iconic Milltown Ice Cream Depot that draws ice cream lovers from near and far is packing up from its historic red barn on Washington Avenue to a new location. While longtime owner Joan Trent is excited about the move to South Main Street, it's bittersweet. Trent first ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A man faces a fraud charge for allegedly staging a hoax in which he threw ice on an office cafeteria floor, then laid down until somebody found him, all so he could seek insurance benefits, police say. Alexander Goldinsky, 57, of Randolph, was arrested and charged with one ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County has awarded grants to more than 100 artistic, cultural and historical groups including theaters, arts commissions, dance and music groups, libraries and more. In all, the county awarded $1,864,500 in grants, from large allotments of $450,000 for the George ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The artic weather and an outbreak of flu in Central Jersey have caused a blood shortage at area hospitals. To address the shortage and to welcome American Heart Month, Spotswood VFW Post 4589 is hosting a Community Blood Drive on February 4 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. All donors will ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - One might think that the days of smoking in school are long gone. Schools have made a concentrated effort to stomp out the use of cigarettes and related drugs, especially on campus. According to the Truth Initiative, an organization meant to warn against the dangers of smoking, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Paterson woman faces an indictment for charges from a drunk-driving collision in North Brunswick that resulted in the death of the driver in another car last September, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said today. Elizabeth Gomez, 42, was indicted on individual ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ -- Sunday is International Holocaust Remembrance Day, and Piscataway will be one of 150 locations world-wide participating in the global showing of “Who Will Write Our History,” a docudrama exploring the non-violent fight of Jews living in the Warsaw Ghetto against Nazi propaganda ...

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NEWS BRUNSWICK, NJ - An East Brunswick youth who had pleaded guilty to two counts of armed robbery was sentenced to 3 1/2 years in the juvenile corrections facility, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said in a statement today. Superior Court Judge Marcia Silva ordered the 17-year-old ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - It took after-school sessions every week for three months. That is how long 40 city middle school students worked to complete a painting titled "America Is For Everyone," which is now on display in a store front at 84 Albany St. That work, from the New Brunswick Middle School ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Woodbridge man today was sentenced to 27 years in prison for fatally beating his wife in their home three years ago, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said in a statement. Vito Nigro, 46, of the Colonia section of Woodbridge, must serve at least 85 percent of his ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - City business owners who fail to pay employees the wages they earn will face increased scrutiny and possible suspension of their operating licenses under a revised ordinance slated to be passed next month. The ordinance is aimed at "wage theft," when employers pay workers ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  - As the government shutdown continues, the Middlesex County food bank is stepping up to offer assistance to furloughed federal workers and urging the rest of the county residents to pitch in with donations to stock dwindling supplies. "Federal employees from local agencies of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - To improve patients access to health, Saint Peter’s Healthcare System has joined with another company to arrange transportation to and from non-emergency medical appointments. The hospital entered a partnership with RoundTrip, a two-year old Philadelphia-based company that ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  - As the government shutdown continues, the Middlesex County food bank is stepping up to offer assistance to furloughed federal workers and urging the rest of the county residents to pitch in with donations to stock dwindling supplies. "Federal employees from local agencies of ...

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    EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Mayor's Office and the East Brunswick Clergy Council are sponsoring a food drive to help those who are currently furloughed by due to the partial federal government shutdown as it enters its    day. "We feel terrible for the number of people who ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – As many gathered this weekend for civic and spiritual commemorations of the life and legacy of slain civil rights leader, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., so too did members of the community at the Piscataway Senior Center. King, whose January 15th birthday is officially ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Appleby School's fifth grade play is a cherished tradition in the borough with the memories and friendships made often streching decades, is launching a 'give back' campaign inspired by longtime fifth grade play director and Helmetta mayor, Chris Slavicek's recent experience ...

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