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Middlesex County News

May 12, 2022

PRINCETON, NJ — The Piscataway Elks #2414 hosted its annual Special Children’s Committee Golf Outing at Bunker Hill Golf Course in Princeton on Friday. The charity event included a Hole-in-One contest, lunch, and swag giveaways. Mulligans were also for sale. Additional prizes and dinner followed ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Please join Middlesex County as it celebrates History Day at East Jersey Old Town Village on May 14 from 10 am-4 pm History Day will take place at East Jersey Old Town Village which is composed of reconstructed and replica 18th and 19th century structures that represent ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Here’s another home run during what’s been a historic season for the Rutgers baseball program. The athletic department announced Tuesday that lights and other facility upgrades will soon be installed at Bainton Field. Starting in the 2023 season, the Scarlet Knights will ...

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CARTERET, NJ – The borough has hired nine new police officers; promoted nine other ranking officers, and it will continue 65-year-old Police Chief Dennis McFadden’s tenure beyond the state’s usual mandatory retirement deadline. McFadden is, in fact, New Jersey’s first police chief to get a ...

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EDISON, NJ -  JP Stevens' Jazz Ensemble finished second in the New Jersey Association for Jazz Education (NJAJE) state festival held at the high school.  The prestigious NJAJE festival is a yearly competition that attracts jazz bands from all across the State.   Newark Academy's Big Band ...

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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 May. The month is packed with exciting programming primarily centered around celebrating History Month. These ...

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EDISON, NJ - Family and friends of Steve Stutski gathered on a cloudy Saturday afternoon at Roosevelt Park in remembrance of his life and enshrined the name “Steve Stutski” on a park bench near the basketball courts. The same courts that are now named “The Steve Stutski Courts,” a tribute to ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The Arts Institute of Middlesex County has been approved for a $25,000 Grants for Arts Projects award to support the Share Your Foodways project. Middlesex County Arts Institute’s project is among 1,248 projects across America totaling $28,840,000 to receive this first round of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A $665 million development project envisioned as a place where innovations are hatched, developed and brought to market to benefit people across the planet will have an Irish accent. Atlantic Technological University (ATU), one of Ireland’s largest multi-campus universities ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Some 2,600 middle and high school students were dismissed early for the month of February in Millville in Cumberland County, where there weren't enough teachers to cover all the classes. The Camden School District, which was unable to fill 28 bilingual and ESL teaching ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - A local man was arrested and charged this week for stealing the possessions of dead people whom he was hired to transport to the morgue.  Kevin Thomas Jr., 43, of Sayreville used his position as a driver for a service company that transports deceased individuals to gain ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Jeff Howard has burst into burning buildings and dashed into danger many times during his almost 10 years as a member of the New Brunswick Fire Department. Nothing – not even serving a year in Iraq as an active member of the National Guard – prepared him for the moment a ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – A concrete delivery truck overturned on Stelton Road in Piscataway on Tuesday, closing all lanes in both directions at Exit 5 for Route 287 at the start of the afternoon commute. Piscataway Police issued a traffic alert via the Swiftreach Network at 3:43 p.m. advising motorists ...

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EDISON, NJ - Avoid the area of Talmadge Road from Route 27 to Carter Drive due to a motor vehicle accident at the train bridge.Expect delays!

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A project that could one day make the morning commute to the office or the weekend jaunt to New York safer for travelers who use the Northeast Corridor – the nation’s busiest passenger line - is starting to pick up steam. The NJ Transit Board of Directors this week approved ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – In a city that has been led by a Democratic mayor since at least 1951 and where residents voted almost 5-to-1 for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, a Republican candidate is hoping to shake up the status quo. Maria Concepcion Powell, a great-grandmother whose ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – As part of its commitment to making information more easily available to the public, the Middlesex County Clerk’s Office has digitized public deeds from the 1950s back to 1923. The records can now be searched and viewed online through the NewVision Systems’ Official Records ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A drive-thru restaurant – a fast-casual food location such as a Panera Bread or Chick-fil-A, for example – could also be coming to the former Sears site on Route 1. The Planning Board on Monday approved an amendment to the Sears Redevelopment Plan that would allow for a ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Recreational marijuana wholesalers will pay a 1% tax under an ordinance adopted at Wednesday night’s City Council meeting. Cannabis cultivators, manufacturers and retailers will be taxed at 2% of the receipts for each sale. Ordinance 0-3220, which outlines New Brunswick’s ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — Cypress Park in Port Reading will get new recreation facilities and improvements thanks to a $1 million federal grant, part of a $1.5 trillion federal appropriations bill that Congress recently approved. US Sen. Cory Booker announced this grant to help Woodbridge pay for new ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – The county’s governing board will hold its annual State of the County meeting at the Carteret Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, April 5. This is the first in-person State of the County event by the Middlesex County Board of County Commissioners since 2019. The event has ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Middlesex County is excited to kick off the 2022 season at the East Jersey Old Town Village on Saturday, April 2 and Sunday, April 3 from 10 am to 4 pm with a variety of activities and programing including award-winning exhibits, food trucks, and historical interpreters that bring ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ  –On Thursday, March 17, 2022 the New Jersey School counselors Association (NJSCA) honored school counselors from the different counties within the State of New Jersey at the annual “Counselor of the County” Awards Program. School counselors are nominated by their colleagues and ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – Middlesex County’s Liberty Base Ball Club of New Brunswick is looking for players. The club plays base ball (originally two words) by 1850s rules, using period-accurate replica uniforms, bats, balls, bases, and other equipment. The club competes against other historically ...

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EDISON, NJ -  Markim Developers LLC has decided to cancel its plans to build 23 age restricted townhouses at the former Charlie Brown's site on Plainfield Road. In an email to the Zoning Board of Adjustment, Mark Roshanski, President of Markim Developers informed the Township that they will be ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – Middlesex County is pleased to announce the 2022 Arts & History Grant Awards in the amount of $2,178,672 to 109 municipal agencies and local nonprofit arts and history organizations. Currently, three types of funding opportunities are available: General Operating ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Ron Harper Jr., whose penchant for making big shots and contagious swagger breathed new life into the long-struggling Rutgers men’s basketball program, has announced he will declare for the 2022 NBA Draft. Harper, who helped Rutgers clinch consecutive NCAA tournament ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — Elks Lodges in this community have honored long-time Colonia resident Pasquale “Pat” Trombetta and posthumously named Councilwoman Nancy Bader Drumm as their “Citizens of the Year” for 2022. Colonia Elks Lodge 2282 chose Trombetta as its Citizen of the Year. Woodbridge Elks ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — Elks Lodges in this community have honored long-time Colonia resident Pasquale “Pat” Trombetta and posthumously named Councilwoman Nancy Bader Drumm as their “Citizens of the Year” for 2022. Colonia Elks Lodge 2282 chose Trombetta as its Citizen of the Year. Woodbridge Elks ...

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EDISON – In the midst of global uncertainty, the Kiwanis Club of Edison is working to assist the community through charitable acts. Rallying morale and endeavoring in fundraising efforts to help children, Kiwanis International is a group of adult volunteers who look for opportunities to assist ...

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