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Middlesex County News

February 25, 2024

CARTERET, NJ — Actress Raven M. Smith, now a first-time filmmaker, will get the spotlight at New Jersey’s largest, internationally recognized independent film festival. The pilot for Raven’s original comedic web series, “Quarter Life Crisis,” will premiere at the 22nd annual Garden State Film ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Marisa Tufaro Foundation is honored to announce that Robert “Bobby” Magliulo, a fourth grader from Kennedy Elementary School in South Plainfield, has been selected to receive a 2024 Marisa Tufaro Memorial Art Scholarship. The scholarship entitles Bobby to attend a ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — The township has hired seven new police officers, a move that Mayor John E. McCormac says will keep the Police Department at a maximum staff level of 225 sworn officers. Municipal Clerk John Mitch administered oaths of office to new patrolmen Matthew Haggerty, William Klein, ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ — New Jerseyans should not count on a 2024 weather forecast from “Milltown Mel”. For a third consecutive year, Milltown’s favorite furry forecaster will not make a springtime prediction. This 8,500-person Central New Jersey borough – dubbed “the greatest little town in the land” ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Three Monroe Township residents died Wednesday following a crash involving a passenger sedan and a school bus on Route 130 near Stults Road in South Brunswick. On January 31 at 5:25 P.M., authorities responded to a crash report. They found a 2011 Toyota Camry, which had ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ — A Camden man has been arrested in connection with a fatal hit-and-run accident on Feb. 25, 2023, Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and South Brunswick Police Chief Raymond Hayducka said in a prepared statement. Police arrested Giovanni Gaines-Little, 24, of ...

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MIDDLESEX, NJ - Nominations for the Marisa Tufaro Memorial Art Scholarship are being accepted until Feb. 7, 2024. Students who are Middlesex County residents between the ages of 7 and 14 are eligible for the scholarship, which will afford multiple students an opportunity to attend a weeklong art ...

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OLD BRIDGE, NJ - A 17-year-old juvenile male from Old Bridge has been charged with the murder of Andrew Padulano, age 61, of Old Bridge in connection with a fatal hit-and-run on Dec. 4, 2023, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Old Bridge Acting Police Chief Donald F.

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — Mayor John McCormac has held many prestigious posts in his public service career. None are more special, or as heart-warming, as the latest job in McCormac’s personal life: Grandfather. On Friday, Jan. 19th, McCormac and his wife, Tammy, became first-time grandparents to ...

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SAYREVILLE - Mayor Kennedy O'Brien has launched his sixth term in office by doing something new: serving as the host of his own podcast. O'Brien welcomed his first guest to "Conversations with Kennedy" this week, in conjunction with Muslim American Heritage Month. The guest was Imam Nazimol ...

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EDISON, NJ - Two local high school students have won the 2023 Congressional App Challenge for New Jersey’s sixth district, according to a press release. Gauri Kshettry and Twisha Patel, who attend Edison High School, won for creating the app TheraPose, which provides personalized physical ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - A man was killed at a local motel on Wednesday after exchanging gunfire with federal and New York officers, according to the Office of the Attorney General. The identity of the man has not been made public. Authorities say that the United States Marshals Service NY/NJ ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission mobile unit will visit East Brunswick during the week of January 29, 2024, with numerous appointments available for Middlesex County residents. Contact the MVC if you wish to renew your license or registration or get the REAL ID, which ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — The town hosted on Monday, Jan. 15, its annual Martin Luther King Jr. commemorative, which was well attended despite frigid temperatures and the threat of Central New Jersey’s first winter snowfall. The remembrance – an event Councilwoman Sharon McAuliffe describes on Facebook ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Highway 18 South will be closed between Racetrack Road and Rues Lane on Wednesday, January 17 and Thursday, January 18 from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. due to construction and utility repairs, says a report from the East Brunswick Police Department. Police will control traffic and ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — A new Goodwill Store & Donation Center is to open in Iselin this March as the nonprofit agency’s ninth New Jersey outlet. The new Iselin Goodwill outlet replaces Party City at Woodbridge Crossing Shopping Center in a 9,800-square-foot building, with most of that site for its ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Due to inclement weather, Middlesex College's Edison campus and the Perth Amboy and New Brunswick Centers will have a delayed opening at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, January 17. All locations will be restricted to only designated emergency personnel. Faculty may hold their ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — The employee who was crushed to death at an Avenel auto parts business on Dec. 28th has been identified as 38-year-old Orlando O. Feliciano, on the job just eight days when the fatal accident happened. Feliciano, from New Brunswick, leaves behind his wife of 15 years, Carmen ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — The N.J. Attorney General has identified a 40-year-old Perth Amboy man as a vehicle-theft suspect fatally shot in a Dec. 28th gunfight with two Cranford police officers at Garden State Parkway Exit 131 in Woodbridge. Killed in that shootout was Kevin J. Harlfinger. Cranford ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law a measure that Assemblywoman Yvonne Lopez sponsored to require stringent new procedures for inspecting, evaluating, and maintaining the structural integrity of condominiums and co-operative apartments throughout the state. The new law is designed to ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Four construction workers were injured after a pressurized gas line they were installing at the River Road overpass construction site exploded Friday afternoon. “The construction workers, as part of the DOT project, were air testing a gas line that had no product in it when it ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — The Board of Education unanimously chose Daniel R. Harris as its president and Susan J Bourdin as its vice president at its 2024 reorganization session this week. School board newcomer Nazam Z. Mohammed took his oath of office, along with returning members Marie Anderson and ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – The Middlesex County Board of County Commissioners held its annual Reorganization Meeting on Thursday, January 4, 2024, at the Middlesex College Performing Arts Center and newly reelected County Commissioners Leslie Koppel and Charles E. Tomaro were sworn in Additionally, ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — The once-bustling TGI Friday on Gill Lane in Iselin is among seven New Jersey restaurants that its Dallas-based parent company suddenly shut down this week, calling them “under-performing.” Iselin’s TGI Friday has been a fixture at The Plaza at Woodbridge for nearly two ...

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EDISON, NJ - Busloads of migrants have arrived at several New Jersey train stations and bus terminals, including at Edison, after traveling from Texas and Louisiana, according to officials. Jersey City officials say they are waiting for guidance from Gov. Phil Murphy’s office on how the state ...

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SAYREVILLE – As one of his first moves in his sixth term as mayor, Kennedy O’Brien wanted to make it clear that he works for all Sayreville residents. In doing so, the GOP mayor asked one of his longtime friends and “special guest,” Democratic Sen. Joe Vitale (D-19th Dist.), to swear him in for ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — The N.J. Attorney General’s Office is investigating a fatal police-involved shooting here late Thursday, Dec. 28, or early Dec. 29, after Cranford police pursued the driver of a stolen van down the Garden State Parkway to Woodbridge. Details are sketchy, and police in Woodbridge ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — Police in Middlesex County continue to search for a gunman who fatally shot and killed 25-year-old Isiah N. Benbow on Tuesday night, Dec.19th. Benbow’s distraught mother, Moira, told TAPinto today that Isiah, “was a good guy with a big heart,” and “a loving father” to his ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - A photograph of geese in flight over Farrington Lake in East Brunswick, taken by photo artist Brian Dohn, has won first place in Middlesex County's annual photography contest. Dohn's photo was taken on the Washington Avenue Bridge between East Brunswick and North Brunswick ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — A physician from Colonia, and the manager of his Perth Amboy medical office, are now charged with conspiracy to defraud a patient’s insurance company, reportedly to conceal the doctor’s other alleged crimes. Dr. Gurvindra Sinh Johal, 56, affiliated with Amboy Urgent Care in ...

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