Middlesex County News

September 19, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University President Robert Barchi has agreed to continue in that position for two more years, university officials said. Members of the university board of governors asked him to remain at least two more years, and he agreed, officials said. “Bob Barchi has been a ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - It is not the easiest thing to get, and something the average person has never thought about, but scientists have found a medical value in, of all things, salvia from East Siberian brown bears. Scientists from Rutgers, working with others in the field, have used bacterium ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - The Middlesex County Office of Health Services is reporting that a raccoon tested positive for rabies in Monroe Township, Middlesex County, in the vicinity of Lori Street and Michelle Street. This is the ninth (9) rabid animal reported within Middlesex County for 2018 and ...

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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 - Gov. Phil Murphy stood at a press conference in city Elijah's Promise Community Kitchen on Thursday to once again state his goal of raising the minimum wage in New Jersey to $15 an hour. "We've seen study after study that shows there is no magic in what is now $8.60-an-hour ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ -  With  the 2018-19 school year get underway, more students at the Academy Learning Center (ALC) can participate in an ongoing Philly Pretzel Factory work assignment as a result of a customized stapler developed by the Commando Technology Group. The relationship was ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - With the new school year about the start, Rutgers University is kicking off traditional events, starting with the Scarlet Day of Service, when students and alumni volunteer to assist several community organizations on Saturday, Sept. 15. One of the largest annual service events ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - A Monroe man employed at a residential group home was arrested and charged with inappropriate sexual contact with a 62-year-old woman who lived at the home. Ganesh Gudar, 46, who was a caregiver in the home in Monroe, was arrested Aug. 24, and charged with fourth-degree criminal ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers football has decided to go with a freshman over a red-shirt senior for the quarterback job.  Artur Sitkowski will start as quarterback for the 2018 season opener against Texas State on Saturday, Sept. 1, before heading out to Ohio State to compete against one of the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Eight Rutgers University football players now face charges from a credit card fraud scheme that occurred while all of them were students, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said today. All of the defendants were charged with conspiracy to commit third-degree theft by ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Eight Rutgers students have been arrested and received numerous charges resulting from credit card fraud in a conspiracy to commit theft by deception.  The students hail from a variety of locations in New Jersey, New York, and Florida. Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C.

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NEW BRUNSWICK,NJ - There are at least at least 15 popular destinations for Rutgers University students who use on-demand transportation apps popular among millennials, according to one of the transportation companies which is starting the upcoming academic year by offering students a ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - City officials on Monday released the first list of nine abandoned properties targeted for forfeiture by New Brunswick, the result of a two-year effort to remove dozens of blighted buildings and redevelop lots for and new housing. City council members two years ago passed two ...

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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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BRIDGEWATER, NJ. -- In late June, Piscataway native Nick Morgan beat out the competition and was named the Kid CEO of the Somerset Patriots. Morgan, a soon-to-be freshman at Piscataway Township High School in a few weeks went through five days’ worth of different behind-the-scenes duties at TD ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ —On Monday, August 13, 2018, the Township of East Brunswick formally posted notice of their search for redevelopers to improve and repurpose the blighted 18 Center Shopping Center, the outdated Loehmann's Plaza, and the surrounding areas. These areas represent some of the best ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ:  The Central Jersey Diaper Bank has been selected as one of the Top 200 finalists in the State Farm Neighborhood Assist® grant program. The community outreach program of Congregation Anshe Emeth needs local people to rally behind the cause, by casting votes and to help them win ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County freeholders had one request of people attending stage productions during the annual Plays in the Park program: bring non-perishable foods to donate. During those performances this year, the residents responded generously, the freeholders say, bringing in more ...

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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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PISCATAWAY, NJ – At the start of training camp for the Rutgers football team at the beginning of August, there were a few notable position changes. But none were more eye opening and drastic than redshirt freshman Elijah Barnwell switching from offense to defense, from running back to ...

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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 - 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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NEW BRUNSWICK, 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 ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – One lottery ticket matched all five numbers drawn winning the $68,527 Jersey Cash 5 jackpot from the Tuesday, July 31 drawing, lottery officials announced in a news release on Wednesday. The winning numbers were: 07, 22, 29, 38 and 40 and the XTRA number was: 04. The retailer ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A 22-year veteran of arts administration and leadership will take over the role as the seventh President and Chief Executive Officer of the historic State Theatre New Jersey this month. Sarah K. Chaplin, who most recently served as Executive Director of The National Theatre ...

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SEATTLE, WA - Justin Malfitano of East Brunswick recently represented the state of New Jersey at the Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle earlier in July for bowling. He beat the national favorite in the Men’s High-Performance division to be named the best bowler in the nation taking home a gold ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - State aid for the city's schools will increase $6.3 million under a legislation Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law this week to revise the formula for distributing funding. New Brunswick will receive $133,216,698 for the 2018-19 school, an increase of 5 percent from the ...

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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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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - When a woman was changing in a dressing room of an Edison clothing store, she did not know that she was being photographed against her will by a federal officer. Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief Thomas Bryan of the Edison Police Department said today ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University Board of Governors today approved a 2.3 percent hike in tuition and fees, as well as increases for dorm rooms and meals, for the 2018-2019 academic year. The increase now brings the annual cost for undergraduate students to $14,975, which is $337 more than ...

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