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Middlesex County News

February 22, 2023

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - On Sunday, March 5 at 12:30 p.m., skating-lovers can enjoy an outdoor event at Roosevelt Family Skating Park, 151 Parsonage Road, Edison, N.J.  Middlesex County invites residents to bring the whole family to enjoy this free event that includes group acts, synchronized ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — Parents here are rallying to help the family of a popular, longtime youth soccer coach recently diagnosed with cancer. “If you played soccer in Woodbridge Township at some point in the past 20 years, your path likely crossed with Chuck Kist,” reads a GoFundMe page created by ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Hands of Hope for the Community will host its second annual Tee Off Against Hunger fundraiser at Top Golf in Edison on April 16 from noon to 3 p.m. All proceeds from Tee Off Against Hunger will benefit Hands of Hope for the Community, an Edison-based nonprofit committed to ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – Middlesex County, in partnership with the Middlesex County Arts Institute, has announced a mural contest that will bring color and life to the Raritan Bay Waterfront Park in South Amboy. Submissions for the contest will be accepted from artists of all ages and skill levels ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – On Monday, February 13, Middlesex County leadership and members of the Police Benevolent Association Local 214 and Superior Officers Associations Local 214, both associated with the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, presented to the Bristol-Meyers Squibb Children’s ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - South Brunswick Fire District #2 will hold an annual district election on Saturday, February 18th, from 2-9 p.m. at the Monmouth Junction Fire Station at 573 Ridge Road. Residents will be voting to approve the upcoming budget, the purchase of a new vehicle, and a fire ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Heart-shaped chocolate pops scrawled with sweet nothings peer out from their position in a small antique bucket-turned-display item. White chocolate fudge infused with crushed Heath Bars has been cut into heart shapes and assembled in rows. And then there are heart-shaped ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - On Sunday, February 19 at 2 pm, East Brunswick's Lost Souls Project will open a window for residents on their past, with the hope of creating an increased sense of self-awareness and historical connection in the Black community. Each year during Black History Month, the East ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – Middlesex County is pleased to announce 2023 Arts & History Grant Awards in the amount of $2,326,367 to 93 municipal agencies and local nonprofit arts and history organizations. Funding support includes: Core Partners, General Operating Support, Program Support, and ...

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SAYREVILLE – As the FBI and State Police join the hunt for the killer of Borough Councilwoman Eunice K. Dwumfour, hundreds of community members joined in a memorial at the Epic Church on Feb. 8 to remember the 30-year-old wife, daughter, mother and community leader. Dwumfour, a pastor in her ...

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EDISON, N.J. – On Saturday morning, the New Jersey Department of the Treasury invited residents of Middlesex County to James Monroe Elementary School to seek guidance on completing their applications for the Affordable New Jersey Communities for Homeowners and Renters (ANCHOR) Program – an ...

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PERTH AMBOY - Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin and Sen. Joe Vitale (both D-19th Dist.) are among the many state lawmakers who recognize the need for more responsive behavioral health care when emergencies arise in New Jersey. That is why they are among the leaders supporting the $10 million ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – The Northeast Corridor train station closest to East Brunswick and South Brunswick is finally on track to "move forward in an expedited manner" as a transportation project in Middlesex County. The train station project is located at Route 1 North near Target, Costco, a ...

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WHAT: In honor of Valentine’s Day this month, get involved to help REPLENISH collect non-perishable food items for Middlesex County families and residents in need of food assistance. You can download and print our “Have a Heart” daily giving calendar to help remind yourself or family to collect a ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office is alerting residents to a ‘Grandparent Scam,’ which targets the elderly into giving over large sums of money. Recently, the South Plainfield Police Department arrested two individuals who scammed a local elderly person out of $6,000, ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ – A borough councilwoman who was shot and killed in her car near her home at the LaMer townhouse development on Wednesday, Feb. 1 is being remembered as a dedicated public servant whose ever-present smile will be missed. Eunice K. Dwumfour, 30, was found by police in her white ...

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PERTH AMBOY - The city is launching its first tribute banner program to honor residents who have served in any military branch as active service members, reserves, and veterans at the time of enlistment.  The Hometown Heroes banners, measuring 24" x48" and double-sided, will feature the ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ -- Milltown's Wranglers shared the unfortunate news through social media on Sunday and answered the burning question on the minds of the Groundhog Day faithful. There won't be a Groundhog Day celebration in the borough on Feb. 2 after the death of Milltown Mel II last ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – An 81-year-old resident of senior care home in South Plainfield has been charged with second-degree manslaughter in the death of a fellow resident, 91. Angel Bermontiz of Piscataway allegedly slapped Clara Sutowski of South Plainfield on Monday, Jan. 16, causing her to ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – The Middlesex County Board of County Commissioners hosted its annual Reorganization Meeting, with nearly 500 people in attendance, on Thursday, January 5, 2023, at the Performing Arts Center on the Middlesex College campus. County Commissioner Director Ron. Rios, who was ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – A 41-year-old New York man has been charged with murder after police found his mother dead inside her Cozzens Court home. In addition to one count of first-degree murder, Jason Gordon was also charged Friday, Dec. 23 of one count of third-degree possession of a weapon for an ...

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PERTH AMBOY – Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin (D-19th Dist.) announced a $3 million investment in the Proprietary House in preparation for the nation’s Semiquincentennial anniversary. The anniversary, taking place in 2026, will mark the signing of the Declaration of Independence and our nation’s ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — A Union County man has pleaded guilty to his role in gunpoint robberies at over a dozen liquor stores, including the 2018 holdup at the Wine Chateau in Avenel. Jaime Fontanez, 45, of Elizabeth, pleaded guilty in Newark federal court last week to a slew of conspiracy and robbery ...

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EDISON, NJ – Mark Finkelstein’s recent ascension to president of the Middlesex College Board of Trustees was a promise kept to his friend and predecessor, Dorothy Power, who passed away in August. Finkelstein, who was first appointed to the board in 2005 and had served as its vice chairman since ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The New Jersey State Appellate Court has denied an appeal from a man who burned down a South Brunswick home in 2014 due to a dispute over a woman. The court found no evidence in the defendant’s claims to grant him an appeal. Terrence Strothers, from South Bound Brook age 32, ...

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PERTH AMBOY, NJ – A 22-year-old Perth Amboy man has been charged with first-degree murder after his 4-month-old daughter died last week. Radamez Santana has also been charged with second-degree endangering the welfare of a child, according to a press release from Middlesex County Prosecutor ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Glorianne Wright emerged from Courtroom 201 wiping away tears of joy. She and her husband, Jonathan, completed a five-year process when their adoption of 5-year-old Boston from foster care was formalized at the Middlesex County Courthouse. The Wrights want to literally ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Long-time Piscataway resident, Cheryl C. Scott, a daughter of Middlesex County Sheriff Mildred Scott and sister of County Commissioner Chanelle C. McCullumon, died on Nov. 13. She was 53. Cheryl Scott was born in Perth Amboy and lived in Piscataway most of her life, according to ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Ready to deck the halls? There are 45 shopping days left until Christmas and to help people get ready for the big day, the SHOP at St. Peter's is hosting a weekend holiday sale. The SHOP at St. Peter's Christmas sale runs Friday, November 11, Saturday, November 12 and Sunday, ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — Strolling through Colonia’s Hazel Wood Cemetery – or almost any graveyard – can offer valuable lessons for visitors about local history, culture, customs and more. Samantha Guyader is, quite literally, making it her business to help people unearth lessons from cemeteries in ...

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