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Middlesex County News

January 4, 2022

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers will begin the spring semester via remote instruction and require students and employees to have their booster shots. Also, vaccination proof or a COVID-19 negative PCR test taken within 72 hours will be required of all attending in-person activities and events, which ...

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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 January. The month is packed with exciting programming primarily centered around celebrating A Mindful New ...

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Residents can enjoy a range of free exhibitions and events promoted by the Middlesex County Arts Institute    WHAT:             The Arts Institute of Middlesex County is presenting, promoting, and supporting a multitude of arts and culture events, exhibitions, and shows throughout the month ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A new food pantry that would be designed to allow guests to choose their own items right off the shelves could be up and running this spring at Unity Square Community Center. Program Director Jennifer Hinton said the Choice Food Resource Center would occupy the second floor ...

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SOUTH AMBOY, NJ -- For more than 20 years, South Amboy has been working to establish regular commuter ferry service from the city to Manhattan.  On September 13, the North Jersey Transportation Authority gave the city funding authorization to move forward with their long-anticipated project. This ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - With a gentle wave of his hand, Christian Peter called out to a man who had his boxed lunch in one hand and a new pair of socks in the other. Through the cutout window of Elijah’s Promise’s Food Truck, Rasheed Simmons handed the man a bag filled with soap, toothpaste, a ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Santa and Mrs. Claus will be everywhere you turn in New Brunswick this weekend. You can start by getting a selfie with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center at 11 Livingston Avenue from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Get into the holiday spirit by watching ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A nurse who headed Saint Peter’s University Hospital’s COVID-19 vaccination clinics that resulted in more than 30,000 doses being administered throughout the community has been recognized for her leadership. Avril A. Keldo has been honored with the Divisional Leader Award ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Landing Lane Bridge – a small span that plays a vital role in the traffic flow for motorists traveling through New Brunswick, Franklin and Piscataway – is scheduled to reopen on Friday, Dec. 17. Repairs began in July on the 435-foot-long bridge over the Raritan River and ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The COVID-19 pandemic has aught us all a great many things, but, mostly, it has taught us the importance of human connection and support.  Perhaps now is the time to put some of that human connection into practice and become part of one of East Brunswick's signature sports ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - ‘Tis the season for giving and REPLENISH (formerly MCFOODS), Midldesex County’s largest food insecurity resource, will host its Holiday Celebration and Food Drive at East Jersey Old Town Village, 1050 River Road in Piscataway. Kick-off the holiday with a visit to East Jersey Old ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - One of the city’s most beloved traditions - the annual tree lighting - will kick off the holiday season in New Brunswick on Friday. Hosted by City Center New Brunswick, the ceremony will start at 6 p.m. with one tree being lit at Monument Square Park and three more along ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Saint Peter’s Healthcare System has announced the appointments of Racheal Ankrah-Fosu and Leonardo (Len) DeCandia to its Board of Governors. Ankrah-Fosu is chief operations and technology officer at ConSol USA, a for-profit social enterprise delivering outsourced technology ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Ugh! Lunchroom duty for teachers and administrators in a middle school. Loud, messy, silly, and sometimes a bit dramatic, too.  Herbert Peluzzo, Supervisor of Social Studies for the East Brunswick Public Schools, was pitching in as an Interim Assistant Principal at Hammarskjold ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Elaine Wolf was busy Monday morning cooking stuffing, wrapping cooked turkey breast and working hard to prepare the Thanksgiving Day meal that Elijah’s Promise will be serving. Wolf said there was a lot of hustle and bustle - and an air of excitement - inside the community ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Rutgers University Police Department is investigating a rash of recent thefts in which the catalytic converters were cut from the undercarriages of several cars. The thefts occurred on or near Rutgers property in New Brunswick and Newark between Sept. 1 and Nov. 20, 2021, ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - In recognition of extraordinary service to his community, Middlesex County Commissioner Charlie Tomaro has been honored with a New Jersey State Governor’s Jefferson Award. Each year, the New Jersey State Governor’s Jefferson Awards highlight the spirit of civic engagement ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Operation Cookie Swap has become a passion for longtime borough resident Kim Ollis-Loschiavo. In 2013, Ollis-Loschiavo lost her brother, Army Staff Sgt. Michael H. Ollis. The 24-year-old Staten Island native was killed in the line of duty in Ghazni, Afghanistan. Ollis stepped in to ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Before opening his remarks at Rutgers’ Douglass Campus on Tuesday morning, Gov. Phil Murphy predicted victory in the Scarlet Knights' upcoming football game when he blurted out, “We’re going to beat Penn State.” He could have well been talking about the academic arena, ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Eleven South Brunswick Police Officers have been promoted in order to fill vacancies from retirements and increase command supervision. The promoted officers include a husband and wife, five captains or lieutenants with masters degrees, a new sergeant with an MBA from the New ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - East Brunswick residents gathered at the township's Veterans Memorial last night to honor the military service of those local men and women who have served their country with honor and courage. Bagpiper John O'Keefe led a procession of Boy Scouts from Troop 223, Girl Scouts ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - It was hours before the noon launch of the inaugural Hub City Food Truck Festival at Boyd Park, and Armando Khalil was moving his generator into place. Khalil, who brought his Urban Eats food truck and its array of Latin, Indian and American flavors from Piscataway, surveyed ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Dr. Dale Caldwell, who volunteers to help many people through his many endeavors, including serving as the President of the New Brunswick Board of Education was awarded the AARP New Jersey Andrus Award for Community Service last week. And while other benefit from his efforts, ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ-  The Spirit of Halloween brought something extra sweet to local family as an East Brunswick mom-to-be and bride-to-be had her plans magically changed when her baby decided to come at the same time as her wedding.  Lilith Luna Bansemer will be one of East Brunswick's newest ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - All Rutgers University faculty and staff must be vaccinated by Dec. 8 for the university to comply with an executive order signed by President Joe Biden, Antonio Calcado, executive vice president and chief operating officer, said in a message to university employees. Biden ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – County Commissioner Director Ronald G. Rios, County Commissioner Charles Kenny, and County Commissioner Leslie Koppel met with Mayor Stephen Dalina along with officials from Middlesex County and the Township of Monroe last week to further discuss improvements to the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The Superior Courthouse buildings at 50 Paterson Street and 120 New Street were closed Monday after a bomb threat was received this morning. The buildings will be closed until it is determined that they are safe to reopen, according to a spokesman for the Middlesex County ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - in response to widespread concern regarding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on students' mental health, East Brunswick Public Schools 2021-2022 Parent University will provide a Virtual Mental Health Learning Series focused on developing skills for parents who wish to ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The community is invited to participate in the 19th annual March and Rally Against Domestic Violence on Saturday, October 23. The New Brunswick Domestic Violence Awareness Coalition is partnering with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital’s Domestic Violence Prevention ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – Middlesex County hosted its Fifth Annual Business Summit, Leading with a Purpose, on October 21 where a panel of future-minded leaders from across the nation and across industry sectors shared thoughts on how businesses are thinking beyond profitability to focus on creating ...

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