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Middlesex County News

October 4, 2023

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Middlesex County's 4-H program is offering opportunities this fall for residents to get involved and strengthen their sense of community. From their Open House recruitment event to their annual Haunted House and Hayride Fundraiser, residents are invited to participate in ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The annual Fall Family Fun Festival has been canceled today due to the weather. The event has been rescheduled for tomorrow, Sunday, October 1st, 2023, from 3-6 p.m. with an outdoor movie at 7 p.m., according to the township. This festival is sponsored by the Parks and ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - Halloween lovers will want to mark the calendar for the annual scarefest along Milltown's Mill Pond. This year's Haunted River Walk, which is sponsored by Joyce Kilmer's eighth grade class, is set for Thursday, October 26, Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28. The fun starts ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - East Brunswick Recreation & Parks invites you to participate in the 9th Annual East Brunswick Day.   Join your community this Sunday, October 1, 2023 from noon-4pm at the Community Arts Center (721 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick, NJ 08816).   This year, there will ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — Owners of two Iselin jewelry store, and their parent company, have reached a settlement deal with federal authorities, admitting their failure to pay $400,000 in customs duties on imported gold, according to U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger. Iqbal Virani and his son, Aqib ...

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EDISON, N.J. – New Jersey’s premier “BYOC” (Bring Your Own Cannabis) festival, 420 Expo, after a successful 2022 debut, is returning to the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center for another weekend-long celebration of the legalized substance, and will extend itself to offer free expungement ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - You may not know it, but some of those beautiful trees and plants growing around us could spell trouble for the ecological balance and health of our outdoor environment. According to the Native Plant Society of New Jersey, invasive plants can reduce biological diversity, ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — Amateur detective work and sheer doggedness. That’s what it took – along with help from Woodbridge and Newark police – to reunite Xavier Burgos with his adorable French Bulldog puppy “Enzo,” kidnapped in May and held for an $8,000 ransom. Burgos, a 22-year-old Orange ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — State authorities have suspended the medical license for a doctor with offices in the Colonia section of Woodbridge, and past affiliations at Middlesex County hospitals, as she awaits sentencing on federal criminal charges for mistreating two “household servants” for eight ...

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NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ  – East Brunswick's Esmeralda Aquino, General Manager of the McDonald’s restaurant at 600 Georges Road in North Brunswick, has won a Ray Kroc Award, an accolade that recognizes the top-performing McDonald’s Restaurant Managers globally. Named in honor of the McDonald’s ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ - A 59-year-old Linden man was killed early Thursday morning on Route 9 south; his vehicle hit by a truck. Authorities responded to a report of a fatal crash at 912 Route 9 south in the borough's Parlin section at 5:16 a.m., killing Renan Perez, 59, of Linden. Upon their ...

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The Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce (MCRCC) hosted its 31st annual Largest Networking Party (LNP) on Sept. 18, attracting hundreds of local professionals to the Hyatt Regency New Brunswick. The LNP has emerged as a premier networking event that features employers from every corner ...

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Marisa Tufaro, born with a complex cardiac defect, lived with a medical condition that restricted her from some physical activity, but never prevented her from bowling. Marisa, who died in 2017 at the age of 13 from a rare form of cancer following six open-heart surgeries and a heart transplant, ...

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CRANBURY, NJ - On September 11th, 2001 a Cranbury resident was among the passengers on United Airlines Flight 93 who tried to take control of the hijacked plane that crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Todd Beamer had lived in Cranbury for a year with his wife and two children before being ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - September is Hunger Action Awareness Month and the Middlesex County Board of County Commissioners has awarded four Hunger Action Heroes at its Sept. 7 meeting, according to a press release. The recipients were recognized for their "innovative and impactful efforts" working ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Residents and pets can rest easier now that an elusive four-foot alligator has been captured and relocated. Piscataway Police said a homeowner in the township’s Possumtown neighborhood called them after spotting the gator by the road near their 2nd Ave. home at about 10:00 ...

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EDISON, NJ - State veterans homes in Edison and Paramus have been cited for causing unreasonable harm and risk to their residents during the COVID-19 pandemic and continually, according to a state and federal investigation. The Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division and the U.S.

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — It began at a ‘Cinco de Mayo’ party. George Beato couldn’t show up empty-handed to his co-worker’s Cinco de Mayo house party in May 2021. So he brought a tray of his homemade empanadas. They were a big hit with other guests. “Somebody suggested, ‘Hey, you could sell ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  Local residents, families, and friends are invited to participate in this year's 1-Mile Walk 5K Run sponsored by the Hemophilia Association of New Jersey East Brunswick at the Community Arts Center 721 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick on Sunday, September 24, ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County will host a paper-shredding event at Beech Woods Park on Sunday, Sept. 10th, from 9 a.m. to noon, according to the township. This will be open to all county residents. The county will accept five file boxes or 100 pounds of paper per car. All papers must be ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Daniel McCarthy, 68, of East Brunswick has been arrested and charged after being suspected of committing a robbery at the Columbia Bank on Route 18. On Friday, August 18, 2023, at approximately 11:05 a.m., the East Brunswick Police Department responded to the bank following ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -Volunteers from Middlesex County can join the annual Fall Trails Day, scheduled at the Ireland Brook Conservation Area off Riva Avenue in East Brunswick on Nov. 4.  Volunteers will gather in the parking lot, and work is planned from 9 a.m.-noon. Participants will engage in ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - The Milltown Public Library will be one of three Middlesex County libraries to host Storytime with REPLENISH in September. September is Hunger Action Month and as a part of a full schedule of events, Middlesex County's food-distribution organization REPLENISH is hosting food ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Gang Green came to Middlesex County's Davidson's Mill Pond Park on Riva Avenue in South Brunswick this past Sunday to celebrate the many agricultural and environmental programs open to and serving local residents. The Rutgers Master Gardeners ran the show, making sure that ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- Rashid Ali Bynum pled not guilty in the killing of Sayreville Councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour during the accused's court appearance in Middlesex County on Monday. Superior Court Judge Joseph Paone denied bail for the 29-year-old Portsmouth, Virginia, resident because of "overwhelming ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Piscataway hamburger lovers are buzzing again with the news of a favorite neighborhood hangout reopening for dinner this week. Buzzy’s Food and Spirits, which said goodbye to longtime patrons just a week and a half ago, on Saturday, August 12, was pouring drink specials and ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Downtown Somerville Alliance is seeking qualified artists to submit proposals for a public art project commemorating the life and legacy of Paul Robeson, a 1915 graduate of Somerville High School whose career led him from the football field to the Broadway stage and eventually ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - New Jersey State Police and the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office are seeking the public's help in locating the driver of a truck who struck and killed a man who had stopped at the side of the road on the New Jersey Turnpike at Exit 9 in East Brunswick, officials said. A ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — Applebee’s in Woodbridge Center will deliver. No, not its mouthwatering double-glazed rib platters or deluxe burger specials. On Wednesday, Aug. 30th, Applebee’s will deliver to local school and town officials a busload of backpacks and school supplies donated to the local ...

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Rashon K. Hasan was appointed as the superintendent of the Plainfield Public Schools in June. And now he has another critical appointment: serving on the Board of Directors of the Educational Services Commission of New Jersey (ESCNJ). Hasan, a Roselle resident, joins leaders of other school ...

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