Middlesex County News

April 29, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers researchers are developing a rapid breathalyzer test that would determine in minutes if someone is infected with COVID-19 or other respiratory illnesses. “In addition to helping diagnose COVID-19, the goal of the project is to create a platform that can be expanded ...

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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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PISCATAWAY, NJ — Next week the Middlesex County NJ Government Health Department will be offering appointment only Covid-19 vaccinations at 1 Ericsson Drive in Piscataway, specifically 1,000 doses on Monday, April 26th and 1,200 doses on Wednesday, April 28th. Please make your appointment on the ...

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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 Rutgers Board of Governors today voted to award an honorary degree to award-winning author and former U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey when she addresses graduates at the 255th anniversary commencement of Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - The Central Jersey Electric Auto Association is hosting an electric vehicle event on Saturday, April 24 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the parking lot of the American Legion on John F. Kennedy Drive in conjunction with Plug in America and the Electric Auto Association. The upcoming ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Carlos Figueroa was asked what he has missed most over the past 13 months or so since he had last stepped foot inside Roosevelt Elementary School. His friends? His teachers? Recess? “I missed math,” the fifth grader said. Carlos and thousands of students in the K-5 and ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The city marked a morose milestone on Wednesday with the passing of the 100th resident due to complications of COVID-19. There were 22 new cases and one death over the 24 hours leading up to Middlesex County’s daily COVID-19 pandemic update Wednesday. In all, 5,818 ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – From eloquent elegies to flowing free verse, several celebrations are planned to mark National Poetry Month in and around New Brunswick. Here are the events taking place: New Brunswick Free Public Library The New Brunswick Free Public Library and the Raritan Valley ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers has opened a new building to better serve adults with autism spectrum disorder through vocational and recreational programs, making it possible to expand existing programs to address a growing need in New Jersey, which has the highest autism rates in the country. The ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ —Rutgers University Foundation’s governing board announced plans today to change its name to the Rutgers University Foundation Board of Directors, eliminating the term “overseers,” a change that comes amid growing nationwide consensus around the abandonment of language that ...

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Nearly 90,000 Uninsured Children Will Have Access to Health Care Coverage Through the Initiative; Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Proposal Invests $20 million in First Phase of Two-Year Campaign  MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – Joined by Senate Health Committee Chair Senator Joe Vitale (D, MIddlesex County), ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — The funeral arrangements for Commissioner Kenneth Armwood of Piscataway have been announced. Visitation for family and friends will be held Friday, April 2nd and Saturday April 3rd from 12:00 noon – 6:00 pm at The Crabiel Home for Funerals located at170 N Main St.at Riva Avenue ...

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SAYREVILLE – Down a dirt road and behind a locked chain-linked fence on Bordentown Avenue, Sayreville has quietly made history. The borough’s water treatment plant, which draws water from the Duhernal Wellfield, has three on-site reservoirs comprising the largest floating solar array in the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  – Rutgers University will require the COVID-19 vaccine for students who are enrolled for the 2021 fall semester. Assurances from the federal government that vaccines will be available for all Americans by the end of May and assessments by public health experts prompted ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - For those looking for a reason to start running or walking this spring, get motivated to be a part of the 2021 Spotswood 5K. This run/walk event is scheduled to be virtual, but if the conditions of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic are deemed safe enough for a live event, an ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - As the minutes ticket away in the second half of last night's NCAA tournament game between Rutgers and heavily favored Houston, all were wondering: Could it be? Could Rutgers be heading back to the Sweet 16 - the first time since the 1970s? At Tavern on George, the outdoor white ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – March Madness is setting in across New Jersey. And no place is going to celebrate Rutgers’ first appearance in the men’s NCAA Basketball Tournament since 1991 like New Brunswick. Restaurant and bar owners are getting ready for students, alumni and even a smattering of ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - On March 13, 2021, East Brunswick Scout Jason Nicholas of Boy Scouts of America Troop 501 led a scrap metal donation drive for his Eagle Scout fundraising project. Donations from the public were sorted by Jason and other Scout volunteers to fill a large commercial ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – “The Port” somehow does the impossible. This rectangular lean-to dining room that extends from the front of Salt Seafood and Oyster Bar, across the sidewalk and into Church Street, gives an outdoor dining space all the cozy ambiance of an indoor dining ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Blanquita Valenti, a member of the New Brunswick City Council for 20 years before serving as a Middlesex County freeholder for 15 years, died Tuesday evening. Valentti, described by friends and political allies as an energetic spitfire and an empathetic soul, established many ...

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SOUTH AMBOY - A waterfront residential property and two industrial properties are the next pieces of the redevelopment plan in South Amboy to compliment major projects that are already under construction or city review. At its final build-out, the ongoing boom in redevelopment could add an ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – There's a lot more to equipping the members of the New Brunswick Police Department with body cameras than attaching an $800 gadget to their chests. The expense to store the video captured by the cameras and hire personnel to manage the catalog drives the price tag to equip ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers scientists for the first time have pinpointed the sizes of microplastics from a highly urbanized estuarine and coastal system with numerous sources of fresh water, including the Hudson River and Raritan River. Their study of tiny pieces of plastic in the ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Amanda Lyons pulls up her file of thank you notes from Middlesex College students who have recently accessed the school’s food pantry. There’s a heartfelt message from a single mom. There’s a note from a young woman who was living in her car. There’s a letter from a person who ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ- The Arts Institute of Middlesex County is presenting, promoting, and supporting a multitude of arts and culture events, exhibitions, and shows throughout the month of March. The month is packed with exciting programming primarily centered around Women’s History Month. While ...

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EDISON, NJ – Residents from Edison and Metuchen are standing united in an effort to save what locals fondly refer to as the 'Lucille Ball' pond and, on Feb. 21, neighbors from both communities held a rally at the site to raise awareness about a proposed redevelopment project.  Located in Edison ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Blood Services is partnering with the WeLoveU Foundation and South Amboy YMCA to host a blood drive Sunday, Feb. 28 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The drive takes place at the South Amboy YMCA at 200 John T. O’Leary Boulevard in South ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Students and teachers at three New Brunswick public schools will receive a free device and a data plan from Verizon as part of the communication corporation’s initiative to address the digital divide. The sixth, seventh and eighth graders at Lincoln Annex, McKinley Community ...

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