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Middlesex County News

March 22, 2024

CARTERET — Kiara Salva hopes to make her living someday with her art. This talented Carteret High School student appears to be well on her way. Kiara recently won a national online art competition in February for her amazing pencil-and-graphite vision of an underwater city. Last week, another ...

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PERTH AMBOY — Gov. Phil Murphy signed landmark legislation to support towns in meeting their affordable housing obligations on Wednesday, March 20.  The legislation develops a new system for municipalities to meet their affordable housing obligations, replacing the current process that exists ...

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CARTERET — The pastor of a local Pentecostal church has filed a lawsuit against the borough and its police department, claiming a police officer used excessive force during a 2023 arrest, injuring the minister as he parked his SUV outside his home. The Rev. Carlos R. Torres – pastor at Elim ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY — The Middlesex County Utilities Authority (MCUA) has announced a $22.8 million, three-year infrastructure improvement project that it says will enhance the efficiency and reliability of its wastewater treatment operations. MCUA and the county Board of Commissioners were joined ...

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WOODBRIDGE — Ambitious redevelopment plans for the Sewaren waterfront will get a $4 million boost from new funds in the FY2024 federal budget. Woodbridge plans to use that $4 million to build new pedestrian footpaths and restore dilapidated ones along the Sewaren waterfront. It’s another step in ...

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CARTERET — Police continue to search for the gunman who killed a 23-year-old borough man on Roosevelt Avenue on Tuesday night. It appears that Evan J. Blozen was the shooter’s intended target, and not the victim of random gun violence, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and ...

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WOODBRIDGE — An Avenel family’s pet pitbull that killed their 3-month-old baby boy on Saturday, March 9th, has been euthanized by a local veterinarian, a Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office spokesperson has confirmed. The grieving family does not face charges in connection with the infant boy's ...

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WOODBRIDGE — New Jersey’s largest health network broke ground on the nation’s first-of-its-kind, $200 million health and wellness center at MetroPark, a major transit hub on NJ Transit’s Northeast Corridor line. Hackensack Meridian Health executives joined Gov. Phil Murphy and other officials on ...

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WOODBRIDGE — An Avenel family’s dog apparently killed their baby and injured its mother at their home early Saturday, Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and police Director Robert Hubner said. Police officers, responding to a 911 emergency at a Mereline Avenue home at 6:17 a.m. on ...

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The Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office is excited to announce our 5th annual D.A.R.E. – Jr. Academy this summer. Due to an increased interest in the D.A.R.E. program, Sheriff Mildred Scott decided to implement a summer program for all (children entering) 5th/6th grade and 7th/8th grade in Middlesex ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – The four-person winning team of Kyrollos Girgis, Christopher Hausheer, and Dhruv Sethi, all from Middlesex College, and Shahnawaz Haque from the New Jersey Institute for Technology, created an inflatable cylindrical-shaped robot, the “Expand-a-Conda,” in 24 hours to win first ...

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WASHINGTON, DC — Projects in Sayreville, South Amboy and Woodbridge will share $5.7 million in new federal funds earmarked in a Fiscal Year 2024 federal spending measure, Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ6) announced. The money is part of $16 million in aid Pallone requested to help pay for 13 ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ - Happy Birthday to Ivanna, who was the first baby born on Leap day at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, N.J. While mom and dad, Monica and Ivon, may have preferred a different birthday for their daughter, Ivanna had her own plan, arriving on her leap-day due date ...

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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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