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Middlesex County News

July 16, 2023

WOODBRIDGE, NJ — The 13th annual Junior Police Academy ended its first weeklong summer sessions on Friday, graduating 45 young cadets in a ceremony at Woodbridge Middle School’s gymnasium. Bleachers packed with proud parents and guardians watched as their cadets received hard-earned “graduation” ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The "Concerts In The Courtyard" series is held inside East Brunswick Public Library (2 Civic Center Drive). This week's performer is Viva Vallenato! Since 2013, Viva Vallenato! has been electrifying crowds with the classic folkloric music of Colombia, South America. 77-year ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - State Senator and South Brunswick native Andrew Zwicker was recently awarded by the New Jersey League of Conservation Voters for his “devotion to the protection of New Jersey's precious air, water, and open space,” according to a press release. Zwicker was awarded at their ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Antiques dealer Michelle Kassick, co-owner of Gallery on Main, stopped in Las Vegas on her way to California hoping to pick up some extra cash before visiting with her daughter. She steered clear of the casinos. Instead, she visited the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - A winning New Jersey lottery ticket was recently sold at the ShopRite in Monmouth Junction on Route 1, according to a press release. The winner matched all five numbers drawn and received $119,972. "Congratulations to our very fortunate Jersey Cash 5 winner! We hope this ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — A state corrections officer from the Avenel Adult Diagnostic and Treatment Center will be prosecuted for official misconduct for his alleged role in a 2019 beating that resulted in an inmate's death. A state grand jury indicted corrections officer Giuseppe Mandara, 54, from ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - The Arts Institute of Middlesex County is presenting, promoting, and supporting a multitude of arts and culture events, exhibitions, and shows throughout the month of July. These events are free to enjoy for all County residents and beyond. July’s event highlights ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Fourth of July celebration scheduled for Monday, July 3, 2023 at Crossroad South Middle School has been canceled due to predictions of strong thunderstorms, according to the township. The event has been rescheduled to Friday, July 7th, 2023. The event will begin at 6 ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - The Fourth of July holiday weekend is here. Many residents packed up the car and headed to the shore or to other favorite family vacation spots. For those who decided not to hit the highway for the long Independence Day weekend, don't worry. There is plenty of local fun on ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - South Brunswick Police are searching for a missing juvenile, according to a tweet from the department. Leyla Cintron, pictured, was last seen in Monmouth Junction on Sunday, June 25th, 2023, according to police. Cintron is 16 and 4-11, according to authorities. Police ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ -- The Marisa Rose Bowl all-star high school football game, featuring Middlesex County graduating seniors, is scheduled for Thursday, June 29, at Woodbridge High School with a 7 p.m. kickoff. All proceeds will benefit The Marisa Tufaro Foundation, which assists pediatric patients ...

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WOODBRIDGE - County authorities are investing an officer-involved shooting just after 3 a.m. on June 27 at a Route 1 auto mall. Woodbridge police received a 911 call at 2:14 am, reporting a suspicious incident at Sansone Auto Mall. While conducting the investigation over the next hour, one of ...

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PERTH AMBOY –  The Perth Amboy Redevelopment Agency sees tremendous opportunities with parcels of land that the City Council has deemed “Areas in Need of Redevelopment.” With this important designation, Perth Amboy can adopt redevelopment plans and create tax incentives and special financing ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — The Police Department has six new officers ready to hit the streets, bringing the town’s complement of sworn officers to its maximum level of 213, Mayor John E. McCormac said today. “We are pleased to announce the appointment of these new police officers to the ranks of our ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - East Brunswick Township and Middlesex County, in collaboration with the Lost Souls Public Memorial Project, is bringing you not only the 6th Annual Recitation of Names, in which we remember the lives of 137 individuals who were lost to the domestic slave trade here in New ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – The Middlesex County Office of Aging and Disabled Services, in collaboration with the Middlesex County Arts Institute, announces the start of this year’s Older Adult Art Contest and Show. This contest is open to all creative older adults 60 or over who reside in Middlesex ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — A parks department worker, struck by lightning on June 14th, is now being treated at St. Barnabas Medical Center, and his in-laws are raising money to tide-over his family while he recuperates. Eric Baumgartner, 39, was transferred to New Jersey’s premier burn center in ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - A steady stream of enthusiastic students walked out of Franklin Elementary School to participate in one of several centerpiece events for the South Plainfield School District’s second annual Day of Service. Prior to participating in last week’s second annual Mile for ...

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SOUTH RIVER, NJ - Local fire companies responded to an extensive, destructive fire in South River that began on Tuesday night and was fought through Wednesday morning. At around 11:35 on Tuesday night, the South River Police Department responded to the area of Herman Street and Water Street for ...

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CARTERET, NJ — Students from Carteret Junior High School won Rutgers University’s third annual “Battle of the Bands” competition and will get to perform with the Marching Scarlet Knights at a fall football game. “My students are beyond thrilled,” said George Velasquez-Franceschi, in his first ...

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HIGHLAND PARK, NJ – A 34-year-old man from the Iselin section of Woodbridge has been charged with two counts of first-degree aggravated manslaughter in connection with a fatal crash that left two people dead. Abeer Viriani has also been charged with two counts of second-degree vehicular homicide ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - South Brunswick Police are searching for a missing person named Salvatore Seroka, according to a tweet from the department. Seroka is described as a 27-year-old White male, with brown hair and brown eyes. He is approximately 5-4 tall and 160 lbs, according to ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - Fourth of July is 21 days away, but the Milltown Fourth of July Committee has been planning this year's celebration for a year. As usual, there is a full day of family-friendly patriotic fun starting with fishing and ending with fireworks. Here's the 2023 Milltown Fourth of July ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Richard Lewis, the Fanwood man missing since May 5, 2023, was located in New Brunswick this weekend.  Fanwood police could not confirm why Lewis,71, left his residence at a group home without informing anyone nor could they say how Lewis got to New Brunswick, where he was found in ...

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SOUTH AMBOY, NJ - Feeding Middlesex County, a 501c3 non-profit organization, will hold the 2023 Annual Walk to End Hunger on Saturday, June 24, at 11 a.m. at the Raritan Bay Waterfront Park in South Amboy. This is a rain-or-shine event with registration now open on Feeding Middlesex County's ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - It's time to sign up for the annual Firecracker 5K and one-mile Fun Run. The Fourth of July race is an integral part of Milltown's full day of July 4 family-friendly fun. Milltown's July 4 5K brings out runners and walkers of all ages from nearby communities. The race is sponsored ...

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MIDDLESEX, NJ – Free family-friendly fun is on tap for Saturday, June 10, when Celebrate Middlesex County returns.  Set to take place at Roosevelt Park in Edison from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Celebrate Middlesex County is designed to showcase the unique programs and services provided by Middlesex ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Deans Rhode Hall Road between Route 535 and Fresh Pond Road will be closed until 5 p.m. due to a motor vehicle crash and a downed utility pole, according to South Brunswick Police. Police say the crash occurred at 4:26 a.m. June 5th. The driver suffered minor injuries, ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - South Brunswick Police have released dashcam footage of a patrol car in pursuit of an alleged catalytic converter thief. At least 30 catalytic converters have been stolen in South Brunswick in the past two weeks, according to authorities. To watch the video, click ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Authorities are investigating a fiery early morning crash in Piscataway that killed one driver and left another driver and passenger injured. According to Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone, Piscataway Police responded at about 1:41 a.m. Saturday to reports of a serious ...

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