Middlesex County News

June 14, 2021

SAYREVILLE, NJ –  John Zebrowski, a lifelong Sayreville resident, has dedicated his professional career to public service in his community – the last decade as its Chief of Police. Beginning July 1, Zebrowski will have a broad, statewide role, as president of the New Jersey State Association of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy’s COVID-19 updates over the past several weeks have brought news that the city was at or near the bottom when it comes to percentage of residents who have been vaccinated. Wednesday, however, the state’s statistics revealed that New Brunswick has seen a jump ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ —  A black bear was spotted wandering the wilds of New Brunswick on Tuesday. The New Brunswick Police Department issued an alert on Tuesday after the bear was spotted near Rutgers Gardens and Ryders Lane. The police are offering this advice if you spot a bear: Use caution and ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A 17-year-old male ended up with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his ground and leg in a room at the Heldrich Hotel, police said. The victim was treated at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, according to a release from the New Brunswick Police Department. A source ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Arts Coalition has introduced their second episode of the "Conversations With..." virtual series.  This time, the episode takes a look at local history and its importance as the township moves forward in a conversation with Howard Schmidt. Howard Schmidt ...

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SOUTH AMBOY, NJ -- The City of South Amboy in partnership with the South Amboy Parade committee will host an Irish Festival on Saturday, Sept. 25, at the Middlesex County Raritan Bay Waterfront Park. Beginning at 2 p.m., the festival promises to be an exciting and family friendly event that will ...

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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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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - When the Chargers hit the gridiron to start the 2021-22 football season in September there will be a new head coach on the sidelines. North Brunswick Township Middle School seventh and eighth grade Physical Education and Health teacher Chris Meagher is taking over the reins of the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Police have issued a missing person alert for a 13-year-old girl. Sonia Bautista was last seen Tuesday, May 25 (today) at about 4:30 a.m., police said. She is 5 feet tall, weighs 100 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes. Baurista was last seen in the area of French Street.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — The Rutgers Occupational Training and Education Consortium today announced that 22 city businesses have earned the Rutgers OTEC High Road Seal of Approval after completing a COVID-19 workplace health and safety program. Business owners will display the seal on their ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The next exciting chapter is about to be written in the lives of Kaila Boulware and Raymond Cheley Sykes, two booklovers who fell in love as students at Rutgers. Now married and raising Truth, their smiling 1-year-old son, the couple is getting ready to open Hidden Gems ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Volunteers came together Saturday for a 'Women Build' day to work on a new single-family home on Spruce Street in Plainfield. Several families have applied for the three-bedroom, two-bath home, and a lottery will be held to select the new homeowner. The land was purchased from ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — One firefighter was treated at a local hospital and released after suffering a minor injury while battling Monday’s blaze at a warehouse on Industrial Avenue. Director Robert Rawls said the New Brunswick Fire Department was alerted at about 4:30 p.m. when stacks of cardboard ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Saint Peter’s University Hospital will be holding several COVID-19 vaccine clinics for New Jersey residents, including some walk-in clinics. The number of New Brunswick residents who have received the vaccine lags behind most other municipalities across the ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- The Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office on April 23, 2021, released a statement concerning the indictment of John Denuto, a former special education teacher at the Sayreville Middle School and former wrestling coach at the Union County College, who had been indicted on multiple ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - On May 19, St. Peter's Episcopal Church will have a special guest at its weekly Wednesday Night Community Supper. Elijah's Promise on Wheels will be paying a visit to the Main Street church which has been hosting weekly community suppers for almost 30 years. St. Peter's rector ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The ceremonial groundbreaking for a $55 million elementary school at 50 Jersey Ave. on Wednesday was hailed by the superintendent of schools as a “remarkable day” for the school district and the city. The 125,000 square-foot school, whose construction on a 4.25-acre tract is ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - The borough is hosting a Multicultural Festival on Saturday, May 15 at Gloria Bradford Park from noon until 5 p.m. Masks are required to attend the family-friendly, outdoor event and participants are asked to social distance as well. The event will include dance and musical ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, 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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MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Middlesex College has signed a dual admission and transfer partnership agreement with Stockton University that will help students make a smooth transition from the two-year college to the Atlantic County school’s bachelor’s degree program.  The five-year agreement strengthens ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – Middlesex County’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program (MCERAP) will begin accepting applications for financial aid from renter households that are behind on rent and/or utility payments as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Renter households in need of assistance may submit ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - In-person classes have resumed on all five campuses of the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools. Since April 19, both academic and career-education classes have been held in person, although students still have the option of virtual education. Since ...

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PERTH AMBOY -  City officials and police are mourning the loss of Patrolman Arcadio Rivera Jr., who died after suffering a medical emergency Wednesday that caused him to crash his personal vehicle while off-duty in the city's Harbortown section. Authorities say Rivera, 54, a 26-year veteran cop, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A New Brunswick man and another individual are facing additional charges in connection with the March 21 murder of Somerset man. Demond Gray, 43, of New Brunswick, and Katura Williams, 40, of Sayreville were charged and served with complaints Monday for one count of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Updated Board of Education voting results show that the three incumbents continue to lead. New Beginnings for New Brunswick running mates Edward Spencer (394), Jennifer Sevilla (387) and Diana Solis (382) are seeking re-elected to the board. They lead challengers Linda ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - East Brunswick Police Chief Frank LoSacco really wishes he could spend the limited resources he has on something else, but these are new and challenging times in law enforcement where a police officer's actions can be put under microscopic examination in a second by the ...

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This story was produced thanks to a reporting grant facilitated by the Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State University and funded by New Jersey Children's Foundation. NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Claudia Gallegos wanted to know if her second grader had missed any assignments. The problem ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – When Manuel Castaneda came across a bunch of young soccer players using garbage cans as goal posts in Kossuth Park, he knew the community could do better. So, Wednesday’s unveiling of a new futsal field on Harvey Street was the fulfillment of a promise to give those kids an ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – Chanelle Scott McCullum was sworn into a seat on the Middlesex County Board of County Commissioners today, filling the seat left vacant after the sudden passing of Deputy Director Kenneth Armwood on March 29. The remaining year of former Deputy Director Armwood’s term will ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The three incumbents running for the Board of Education are leading in preliminary results released by the Middlesex County Clerk’s Office on Tuesday night. Edward Spencer (344 votes), Jennifer Sevilla (336) and Diana Solis (332) are leading in their re-election ...

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