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Middlesex County News

March 14, 2022

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The Ukrainian flag was hoisted into the wind-whipped, sleet-filled sky above the Middlesex County Administration Building and Middlesex County Courthouse on Saturday morning. Below, about 50 people gathered shoulder to shoulder with representatives from the Ukrainian ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — Officials here are commemorating Women’s History Month in a big way. Councilwoman Lizbeth DeJesus championed a special flag-raising ceremony at Town Hall this week, saying female municipal officials and employees must lead by example to empower women in the community, especially ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – Since launching in May 2021, the Middlesex County Emergency Rental Assistance Program has distributed more than $11 million in combined assistance for renter households in Middlesex County. This includes more than $10.6 million in rental assistance and nearly $790K in ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - County Commissioners and other local public figures joined in the skirl of the bagpipes last week as the green, white, and orange flag of the Irish Republic was raised over the Middlesex County Courthouse in New Brunswick in commemoration of St. Patrick's Day, March ...

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EDISON, NJ -- The Wardlaw+Hartridge School this year established a new partnership with Global Online Academy (GOA), an international consortium of leading independent schools that unites behind a common mission: to reimagine learning to empower middle and high school students and educators to ...

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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 celebrating Women’s History Month. While some ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A date with destiny is awaiting New Brunswick senior Bryand Garcia on Thursday morning as the state wrestling tournament starts in Atlantic City. Garcia, who will face off with Hammonton’s Anthony Evangelista at 285 pounds in the opening round, will be carrying the flag for a ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – New Brunswick stands with Ukraine – it’s a show of solidarity that has been scrawled on signs and illuminated with LED lighting. The hope is that these signs of support somehow traverse the 5,000 miles separating New Brunswick and Kyiv, where a 40-mile-long convoy of Russian ...

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Governor Phil Murphy and the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs announced today that the Jewish Community Center (JCC) of Middlesex County has been awarded $250,000 to support development and construction. The funding will benefit expansion projects for the JCC’s Marion and Norman ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY - The New Jersey State Police Missing Persons & Human Trafficking Unit and the Carteret Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance with identifying the body of a woman that was found at a Waterfront Park in Carteret. The woman, whose remains were found on Feb. 2, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rutgers University–New Brunswick announced today a sweeping new financial aid program that builds upon existing state aid programs to enable New Jersey students with family incomes below $65,000 to attend the university tuition free.  The program also provides a sliding scale ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – State Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a woman who allegedly punched a cashier at a Turnpike service area Starbucks on Wednesday. The woman entered the shop at the Joyce Kilmer service area at about 4:15 p.m., according to a statement from State Police ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — A state appeals court ruling on Tuesday affirmed a lower court judge’s decision to stop work on Union County’s government complex planned for the site of its defunct motor vehicle services division in Elizabeth. The approximately $145 million project at 61-99 West Grand St.

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – REPLENISH, formerly Middlesex County Food Organization and Outreach Distribution Services (MCFOODS), has reported that it received and distributed a record-breaking amount of food to Middlesex County residents in need in 2021 according to the program’s yearly report. In ...

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CARTERET, NJ – The Borough Council has awarded a contract to NY Waterway to purchase Carteret’s first ferry boat. “We are excited to announce that NY Waterway, a regional leader in ferry boat operations, has won the bid to sell Carteret its first ferry boat,” said Mayor Dan Reiman. “Soon the ...

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Edison:  Mayor Sam Joshi provided testimony before the Legislative Apportionment Commission on Friday.  The Apportionment Commission is charged with creating the Legislative Voting Map that will be in place for the next 10 years.  According to the Commission's website, "The purpose of legislative ...

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A Countywide initiative which will educate and spread awareness on health and wellness services offered by the County to residents MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – The Middlesex County Board of Commissioners in partnership with the Office of Health Services, the Department of Community Services, and other ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Bob Mulcahy, a visionary in New Jersey athletics who was instrumental in building Rutgers University football toward national prominence, died Monday at the age of 85. Mulcahy, who served as Director of Athletics from 1998 to 2009, was the 10th athletic director in Rutgers ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The SHOP at St. Peter's was bustling on February 5 as it welcomed customers back to its newly renovated thrift shop. The space occupying the original thrift shop got a makeover too. It's now a community space that has been nicknamed the "living room" by volunteers. The area actually ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY - Ernie Albrecht, whose passion for live entertainment and his vision for community theater made him one of the driving forces behind the creation of Plays in the Park, has passed away. Mr. Albrecht , 84, died on Thursday, Feb. 3, according an announcement from the Brunswick ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Maura Reilly, a curator, writer, art consultant and non-profit leader who has organized dozens of exhibitions internationally that focus on marginalized artists, has been named the new director of the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Reilly is the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The city’s indoor face mask requirement will lapse at midnight as COVID-19 cases continue to drop here and throughout the state. As of Tuesday, Feb. 1, it will no longer be mandatory to wear face masks in gyms, restaurants, bars, government facilities, places of worship and ...

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SOUTH AMBOY, NJ - City resident Tom Dempsey has been named Grand Marshal for the 45th annual South Amboy St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 20. Dempsey, 88, known as “Demps” to his friends and family, grew up in Jersey City and has served as a member of the South Amboy Ancient Order of Hibernians ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The cold snap that has plunged the area into a deep freeze with unseasonably low temperatures – even for winter – shows no signs relenting. The city will open Unity Square Community Center at 81 Remsen Avenue as a warming center tonight. A Code Blue has been called for the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Half of the city’s police department have started to wear body cameras on the job. The other half of the New Brunswick Police Department will be equipped with the cameras over the next two weeks, City Council President Suzanne Sicora Ludwig said at Wednesday’s council ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A redevelopment plan unveiled at Monday night’s Planning Board meeting calls for the existing structures on sprawling tract where Sears stood for decades to be leveled. About 600 townhouse units, more than 20,000 square feet of retail space, a supermarket and hundreds of ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - At the January 4 re-organization meeting of the Milltown Board of Education, Egnita Pardo was not sworn in along with David Oryniak and Patricia Tymon. Pardo finished third in the November 2021 BOE election with 908 votes. Three open seats were on the ballot last fall. At the ...

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SOUTH AMBOY, NJ -- South Amboy or Southie? Anne Hathaway stars in a film based on the 2015 novel, Eileen, by Ottessa Moshfegh, a New England-based fiction writer. Set in Massachusetts around Christmastime 1964, the story centers on a depressed 24-year-old woman who is trapped between two roles: ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The city’s police department will begin to utilize body cameras today. The cameras will be used for the day-shift patrol and traffic divisions, City Council President Suzanne Sicora Ludwig announced during Wednesday’s meeting. “There will be a two-week observation period ...

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SOUTH AMBOY, NJ -- "You have to look at this as a calling, not a job." David Dorschu's life purpose is to help those struggling with substance abuse. The CEO of the Recovery Centers of America at Raritan Bay, Dorschu wants to erase the shame that is associated with substance abuse in order for ...

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