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Middlesex County News

November 26, 2023

CARTERET, NJ – Clean Harbors Co-Op is one of this borough’s unsung businesses. This nonprofit has quietly built an exemplary East Coast reputation for waterway cleanups and for training federal, state and local emergency responders who handle hazardous spills that threaten our ...

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Now that everyone is sufficiently stuffed from their Thanksgiving feasts, it's time for the holiday season to really rev-up. Carteret and Woodbridge have on tap a host of festive parades, tree-lighting ceremonies, charitable toy drives, and free giveaways. TAPinto Woodbridge–Carteret proudly ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - A 58-year-old Middlesex County woman was killed in a car crash on Monday, November 20th, on Route 1 at the intersection of Independence Way.  According to police, the woman was driving a 2016 Hyundai Elantra along Route 1 north at around 6 p.m. when the car left the roadway ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ — A Perth Amboy man, and an accomplice from Woodbridge have pleaded guilty to a conspiracy in which they illegally collect $444,738 in federal COVID-19 unemployment benefits. Christopher Valerio, 33, of Perth Amboy, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Robert Kirsch in ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — The chair of Middlesex County’s mighty Democratic Organization is among that party’s first, and most influential, voices to endorse Tammy Murphy to replace embattled U.S. Senate veteran Bob Menendez. Democratic Chair Kevin P. McCabe says Tammy Murphy – Gov. Phil Murphy’s wife ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- A state grand jury in Trenton has returned a 21-count indictment that charges 10 defendants with racketeering, operating a prostitution ring, and other offenses related to Club XXXV in Sayreville, Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and the Office of Public Integrity and ...

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EDISON, NJ - The ice skating rink at Roosevelt Park will open for the 2023 - 2024 winter season this week, according to the county. Opening day will be on Wednesday, November 15th; it will close March 31st, 2024. The rink will be open on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 5:30-8:30 p.m. On ...

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MONROE TOWNSHIP, NJ - The widespread manhunt in Helmetta and its surrounding communities ended on Friday morning when January 6 riot suspect Gregory Yetman surrendered without incident. According to the FBI, Yetman turned himself into police on November 10, two days after disappearing into the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – One may ask: why do municipal workers need health and safety training? For many, many reasons. Think of snowplow drivers, clearing off neighborhood roads in the middle of an icy night. Or municipal workers who discover discarded hazardous waste in a creek. Or local health ...

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HELMETTA, NJ - A search is underway in the area of Helmetta for a suspect in connection with the January 6 riots in the United States Capitol Building. The FBI was attempting to execute a warrant when the suspect, Gregory Yetman, fled into the woods along Main Street in Helmetta.  Travel into ...

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EDISON, NJ - This winter visit the Roosevelt Park Family Outdoor Skating Rink located in Roosevelt Park to experience outdoor ice skating right in your own backyard. In addition to its picturesque location overlooking the lake, the Roosevelt Park Family Skating Rink offers open skating, rink ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ — Twenty high school and college students from Middlesex County communities have been selected as Governor’s STEM Scholars, chosen from nearly a thousand New Jersey student applicants to participate for the coveted program. The STEM Scholar (GSS) program is a public-private ...

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CARTERET, NJ — The borough is seeking bids for the next construction phase of its waterfront ferry project that will eventually take Middlesex and Union County commuters to Midtown and Lower Manhattan. The new phase, recently approved by the N.J. Department of Transportation, includes ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — Corporate executives and public officials gathered atop an Avenel warehouse this week to plug in a ceremonial power cord for a huge, new solar array that promises to power over 700 nearby homes and save taxpayers’ money. Asbury Park-based Solar Landscape Inc. developed the ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - AIM for Seva, NJ Chapter is hosting its Donor Appreciation Event  “Anubhava – An Experience of the Senses” on Saturday, November 4th at 4:30 p.m. at the Jo Ann Magistro Performing Arts Center, JMPAC, 200 Rues Lane, East Brunswick, NJ 08816. “Anubhava – an Experience of the ...

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HIGHLAND PARK - Michael Kaplan of Highland Park, a Holocaust survivor who rose to become an icon in the residential real estate industry and whose landmark lawsuit led to the 1975 Mount Laurel decision requiring all New Jersey municipalities to provide their “fair share” of affordable housing, died ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — The township's public school district now has retired police officers – armed and in uniform – on-duty in each of its 21 elementary and middle schools when classes are in session. The district’s Board of Education made this $1.1 million personnel investment for the 2023-24 ...

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EDISON, NJ - The county will host its annual fall job fair at Middlesex County College in Edison on Thursday, November 16th. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. To register for the event, click here. The job fair will be in the West Hall (The Parkview Room). Parking will be available in ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Middlesex County Office of the Surrogate will host a satellite office at the South Brunswick Municipal Building on Monday, November 13th. Meetings will be from 1-4 p.m. and by appointment only. To schedule an appointment call 732-745-3055. “The word “surrogate” means ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Piscataway residents experiencing a mental or behavioral health crisis will soon be able to receive counseling and other support from specialized teams after a call to 9-1-1 for assistance. New Jersey Attorney General, Matthew J. Platkin said on Thursday that the ARRIVE Together ...

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METUCHEN, NJ — An East Brunswick limited liability company wants to turn a former Metuchen bank into Central New Jersey’s first drive-thru dispensary for recreational marijuana. Dasco Solutions LLC, has applied to the Metuchen Planning Board to re-purpose the former Skylands Community Bank, at ...

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EDISON, NJ - The county will host a hazardous waste drop-off day on Nov. 19 at Middlesex College, at 2600 Woodbridge Ave. in Edison Township. The event will run from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The county will collect materials from only residents; items from commercial businesses will not be ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Middlesex County Office of Health Services is reporting that a raccoon has tested positive for rabies in East Brunswick, Middlesex County, in the vicinity of North Drive and Lawrence Brook Drive. This is the third rabid animal reported within Middlesex County for 2023 and ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — Hungry enough for a big breakfast platter? Want a thick-n’-tasty grilled chicken-wrap for lunch? Maybe with a pile of fries? Look no farther than Mayor Mac Café, which just reopened for its fifth consecutive year at this town's Cypress Recreation Center, 881 West Ave., in ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — A Maryland-based energy conglomerate stunned local officials and environmental opponents when it decided to scrap plans, at least for now, to build a 657-megawatt natural gas electric generating facility in Keasbey. Executives from Competitive Power Ventures (CVP), based in ...

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PERTH AMBOY, NJ – U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger on Wednesday, Oct. 11, announced that two men and one woman from Perth Amboy have pleaded guilty on separate charges related to their roles in fraudulently obtaining over $2.1 million in federal Paycheck Protection Program loans and Economic ...

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EDISON, NJ - Middlesex County will host a Pancreatic Cancer Walk and Fun Run on Saturday, Oct. 14, at Roosevelt Park in Edison, according to its website. To register, click here. Online registration is $20, registration on site is $25. Check-in time is between 8:30 a.ml. and 9 a.m. The walk and ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — Jules Weber paints what he knows. This 86-year-old, self-taught artist knows Woodbridge and Carteret as well as he knows his own talented hands. These communities inspire most of his creations. A hundred of Weber’s paintings are now the featured exhibit at the Barron Art ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – Middlesex County’s photography contest, Picture Middlesex County, is back by popular demand. The contest runs from September 21-November 30, 2023, and is open to all New Jersey residents. Three winners will be selected by a judging committee from the county to receive ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Four deaths are under investigation in a residential neighborhood of Plainsboro, near Princeton University. At approximately 4:37 PM on Wednesday, October 4, authorities received a 911 call requesting a welfare check at a residence on Titus Lane in Plainsboro, Middlesex ...

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