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Middlesex County News

January 10, 2024

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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PERTH AMBOY, NJ — A 56-year-old carpentry teacher at the Perth Amboy Magnet High School is charged with inappropriately touching two teenage students, Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and city Police Chief Larry Cattano said. Edward White, 56, of Tinton Falls, surrendered to the city ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — A 28-year-old man from Fords faces federal charges for allegedly swindling $1 million from more than 40 people with a phony computer chip resale scheme, according to the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. Prosecutors unsealed an indictment on Thursday that ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — The township has until Dec. 20th to hand over any internal affairs records it may have for its police director and five police officers named in a federal discrimination lawsuit by a former Superior Court judge who was arrested in 2013 and later cleared. Former judge Carlia M.

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — Authorities have charged a 55-year-old Fords man who is a science teacher at Woodrow Wilson Middle School in Edison with the alleged 2013 sexual assault of a teenage male student. Julius J. Coaccioli Jr. was arrested at the Middlesex County Courthouse this week, charged with ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — The scent of live Spruce, Douglas or Balsam Fir trees can make any home, condo or apartment feel more Christmassy during the holiday season. There are many fine places this 2023 holiday season for people and families in to find lush, lovely pre-cut Christmas trees or, for the ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — A 39-year-old woman, found slain at a home in the Fords neighborhood, is remembered for her “adventurous spirit,” creative talent, and her “deep spirituality.” That’s how April Lynn Duncza’s family, friends and co-workers describe this irrepressible woman, according to her ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -- Playhouse 22's annual production of "A Christmas Carol" is returning to the Playhouse 22 stage starting December 8.  Performances are through December 17 on Fridays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m.  Directed by Ken Paris and adapted by Tony ...

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EDISON, NJ - The Greater Middlesex Conference swimming community is again pooling its resources to make a splash for The Marisa Tufaro Foundation. Hundreds of student-athletes from the conference’s high school teams will become “Marisa’s Minnows” as part of an annual fundraiser known as ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — Santa Claus brought 5-year-old Mike Gelesky his very first toy train set. Gelesky, now 69, has been playing with trains ever since. And this Colonia man still owns and treasures those original Lionel trains. Over the decades, Gelesky has amassed a collection of toy trains of ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — Authorities are investigating the cause of a Keasbey house fire that injured a 53-year-old man and left his 85-year-old mother missing, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and township Director Robert Hubner. The house fire at 53 Greenbrook Ave., in the ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ -- More information has come out about the case against a Piscataway pair charged with extorting over $100,000 from a 74-year-old Tennessee man who later committed suicide.  According to court records, the man, whose name was withheld due to the suicide, was the victim of a ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — This sprawling Central New Jersey community can now boast as one of America’s top 10 most affordable suburban towns. According to a new analysis from StorageCafe, an online platform that examined a host of metrics, Woodbridge is Number 9 on its 2023 nationwide “Top 10 List” of ...

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SOUTH AMBOY, NJ – South Amboy will receive $6 million to construct a floating dock system for the city’s passenger ferry terminal, according to an announcement from Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ-06) Wednesday afternoon.  The funding comes from the Passenger Ferry Grant Program through the ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- The Jon Bon Jovi Service Area, formerly the Cheesequake Service Plaza, on the Garden State Parkway at mile marker 124 in Sayreville is temporarily closed for renovations, according to the Sayreville Office of Emergency Management. Signs have recently been installed that alert ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – When Christopher Gioffre is hiring a new employee, he is more interested in the candidate’s character than in his technical ability. Gioffre, the service director of the Ray Catena Auto Group who has found what he is looking for among Middlesex County Magnet Schools ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Lacey Leslie, a member of the Middlesex County 4-H club, took home county and state honors this summer and fall after participating in equestrian and archery competitions. In August, Leslie competed in and won the 2023 County Equestrian of the Year as a member of the Middlesex ...

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TRENTON, NJ  – One lucky ticket matched all five numbers drawn to win the $124,795 Jersey Cash 5 jackpot from Monday, Nov. 27. The winning numbers were: 17, 18, 41, 43 and 44 and the XTRA number was: 04. The winning ticket was sold at Wawa #914, 426 Ryders Lane, East Brunswick in Middlesex ...

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