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Middlesex County News

October 21, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Demand for retail cannabis licenses in the city exceeds the supply, and New Brunswick is in the process of weeding through the applications now that the deadline to submit one has passed. There were seven applications seeking the only cannabis license for New Brunswick’s ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Police in several townships are still on the lookout for a suspect in an aggravated sexual assault that occurred in the area of Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park on the border of Plainsboro and South Brunswick Townships on September 28, 2021. According to the Middlesex ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Guy J. Albertini, a certified information systems security professional who holds a master’s degree in information assurance and security and has more than 15 years of professional security experience, has taken on the role of Rutgers' first associate vice president and chief ...

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Animals will be moved to new homes at sanctuaries,zoos, and/or rescue farms across the state   MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – After careful consideration and comprehensive research, and in recognition of the increasing threat that severe weather poses to Johnson Park, the Middlesex County Board of ...

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EDISON, NJ –  Registered Edison voters will have the opportunity this year to vote on the re-establishment of an Open Space Trust Fund. Listed on the ballot as a local public question under the title 'Township of Edison Open Space Trust Fund,' passage would allow for the collection of an open ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Rutgers President Jonathan Holloway announced today the creation of the Rutgers Translational Research facility that will constitute the backbone of the New Jersey Innovation & Technology Hub. Not only will the State University create a space where its innovations can be ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Police have started an investigation after an armed suspect led them on a car chase through North Brunswick and later eluded officers in New Brunswick on Friday. Police later attempted to apprehend the man they believed eluded them in the chase when he was located in the car ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Karen Uyar, the mother of Highland Park native Yasemin Uyar, who was allegedly killed by her longtime boyfriend in July, will be one of the speakers at Women Aware’s virtual candlelight vigil. The vigil is held annually during Domestic Abuse Awareness Month by the New ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The nonprofit organization that has initiated a door-to-door campaign to promote COVID-19 vaccinations across the city will use a $100,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to increase and enhance its efforts. New Brunswick Tomorrow, whose push to convene ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - After two years of waiting, Rock N Air Adventure park will finally open at the former Toys-R-Us location at Summerhill Square on Route 18 South here in East Brunswick.   Rock N Air Adventure Park is a brand new, 70,000 sq ft, state-of-the-awesome indoor playground. According ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — Bob’s Discount Furniture held a ribbon cutting ceremony and tour of its new distribution center at 150 Old New Brunswick Road in Piscataway last week. “Our distribution centers, and the teams that work within them, manage every aspect of how we get our product into Bob’s ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Danielle Mathew, Amy Oleksy, and Ava Williams are all members of Spotswood High School's award-winning DECA program. The trio is spearheading a diaper drive to help address a growing problem across the nation; families who are unable to afford diapers for their babies and ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The Rutgers Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying a man who allegedly committed several burglaries within university-affiliated buildings over the past two months. Police say the man allegedly committed the burglaries in building on the College Avenue ...

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EDISON, NJ - Kenneth Armwood, the Middlesex County Board of County Commissioners Deputy Director who died earlier this year at age 46, has been awarded the highest honor bestowed by Middlesex College. Armwood was posthumously given the Paige D. L’Hommedieu Award during a ceremony held on the ...

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SOUTH AMBOY - With nearly 10,000 people expected to attend the South Amboy Irish Festival on Saturday, many eyes will be on live music, food and rides. But this festival – one of the largest of its kind in New Jersey – has another critical component: Supporting local charities. “We are happy ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rutgers could be heading into its nationally televised showdown with Michigan this weekend without two cornerbacks who were suspended from the team Tuesday. Chris Long and Malachi “Max” Melton have been charged with three counts of aggravated assault and possession of a ...

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HELMETTA, NJ - Danielle Mathew is a senior at Spotswood High School and is in the midst of getting her college applications in order. Mathew is a member of the high school's award-winning DECA program, the National Honor Society, Heroes and Cool Kids, and the Chargers' track and field program. The ...

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PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Rutgers football (3-0) defeated Delaware (2-1), 45-13, on Saturday afternoon at SHI Stadium. The Scarlet Knights cruised to their first 3-0 start since 2012. Quarterback Noah Vedral went 21-for-26, including a 62-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Brandon Sanders and 28-yard ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – KC's Korner – The Norman House is sponsoring a fundraiser later this month to benefit one of South Plainfield's most active community organization. "The South Plainfield Elks, located on New Market Avenue, was severely damaged by Tropical Storm Ida. This is an organization ...

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SOUTH AMBOY, NJ -- He’s been on the Irish American music scene for as long as anyone can remember. Entertainer Andy Cooney started his professional career in the mid-1980s at age 17 playing in Kennedy’s as a piano player. Paddy Noonan heard about me and hired me. I worked with him for about 8 years ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Arts Coalition (EBAC) will launch its outdoor exhibit entitled Spread Your Wings! featuring fifteen fiberglass butterflies painted by East Brunswick residents. The giant butterflies will be permanently set on pedestals or affixed to trees throughout East ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — On the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks on America, members of the Piscataway Elks Lodge 2414 gathered with guests in remembrance of those who lost their lives and of first responders who attempted to rescue them. More than 3,000 people died when the World Trade ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - The Federal Emergency Management Agency has opened a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) to inform local residents about FEMA and other disaster assistance programs associated with Tropical Storm IDA. The DRC is located at the Middlesex County Fire Academy, 1010 Fire Academy ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — Residents in Piscataway’s Birchview Gardens apartment complex have begun sorting through what was left of their homes after the Raritan River overflowed its banks early Thursday morning, hours after torrential downpours from the remnants of Hurricane Ida dumped more than 10 inches ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — After being flooded with water from Tropical Storm Ida, many animals were trapped inside the Johnson Park Animal Haven in Piscataway. Area residents expressed their concern about the conditions on social media, including Gabriella Lombardi of New Brunswick who launched an online ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The mobile Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) will be in East Brunswick on 9/8 and 9/10. The "Agency-on-Wheels" can assist with the following items; Driver's Licenses, Non-Driver Identification Cards, Registrations, REAL ID (only if ID is expiring within the next 6 months), ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The city stands to receive millions of dollars earmarked for development and revitalization now that the state has restored funding to the Urban Enterprise Zone program. The program was designed to have direct benefits for the business owners in New Brunswick and the other 37 ...

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DUNELLEN, NJ -- Double Olympic gold medalist and world record holder Sydney McLaughlin rose up from her chair and flashed a huge smile across her face as she shared a warm embrace with Sister Percylee Hart, RSM, her principal when she was a student at Union Catholic High School.   Sister ...

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SAYREVILLE and OLD BRIDGE - Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael S. Regan have announced plans to advance cleanup of the Raritan Bay Slag Superfund site in Old Bridge and Sayreville. EPA will be undertaking remediation design plans for the ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ -- The Piscataway Board of Education has voted to rename the Piscataway High School football/athletics stadium, Kenny Armwood Stadium. Voting took place at the Aug. 12 BOE meeting, district officials said on Tuesday. Armwood, a lifelong resident of Piscataway and PHS Class of ...

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