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Middlesex County News

March 3, 2024

WOODBRIDGE, NJ — The American-Irish Association will proudly present its 50th annual St. Patrick's Day parade on Sunday, March 10th, coming through downtown to thrill scores of spectators. Woodbridge’s parade, known as one of New Jersey’s best and biggest, runs from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. It ...

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OLD BRIDGE, NJ - In response to a call at a motel Sunday morning, the Old Bridge Police Department shot and struck a man who was in the act of stabbing a woman. Today, March 3, 2024, at approximately 2:57 A.M., the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit received a report of an ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - On Feb. 29 in hospitals across the country, a special group of babies — children whose birthday is a quadrennial event — were welcomed. The leap year and extra day (leap day) was instituted officially in 1582 with the Gregorian calendar (though it dates back to ancient Egyptian ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Gianna Santana Perez won’t technically be able to celebrate her birthday again until 2028. Her mom, however, said it’s a lucky thing to be a leap day baby. Arianna Perez Cepeda delivered Baby Gianna on Thursday at 1:41 at Saint Peter’s University Hospital.  She weighed ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ - Happy Birthday to Ivanna who was the first baby born on Leap day at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey. While mom and dad, Monica and Ivon, may have preferred a different birthday for their daughter, Ivanna had her own plan arriving on her leap day due date ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK – One New Brunswick man has been charged with arson and another is facing aggravated assault charges in connection with an incident that reportedly occurred on Rutgers’ Cook Campus. Reinaldo Martinez, 46, has been charged with two counts of arson and two counts of criminal ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The more than 20 members of City Market’s board who participated in a recent vote unanimously support a conceptual plan to permanently close George Street to traffic. The Board of Directors for the organization that helps promote the 550 or so member businesses in a 25-block ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ - A 50-year-old man was killed in a motor vehicle accident on Washington Rd. in Sayreville on Tuesday, Feb. 27, as reported by the Sayreville Police Department via. Facebook. Officers McMahon and Ahmed were dispatched to the area of Washington Rd. and Walling St. on Tuesday ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Fire director Robert Rawls is not permitted to operate a city vehicle after a crash last month in North Brunswick. For Rawls, who crashed a 2015 Chevrolet Suburban into another car and then into a tree on Jan. 9, it was the latest in a long line of traffic incidents and ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ — The county Board of Commissioners has named two new Middlesex College Board of Trustees, and the college recently promoted a new vice president for external affairs and communications. County officials appointed Iris Delgado, from Metuchen, and Shivi Prasad-Madhukar, from ...

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EDISON, NJ - Residents have recently reported being approached by scammers claiming to represent Acadia, a company that offers solar energy farm rebates, according to police. Authorities say these individuals were able to solicit personal information and credit card details under the guise of ...

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EDISON, NJ - Police responded to two separate calls at and near the Menlo Park Mall last week, according to Chief Thomas Bryan. In both cases, police made arrests and no one was injured at the scene. On Saturday, February 17, police say they received a call from an individual saying he was being ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Police are investigating after a gun was apparently fired into the air near Easton Avenue between Somerset and Little Albany streets. The incident occurred Friday morning at about 2:36 a.m., according to a safety alert from the Rutgers University Police Department. The New ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK – A new public transit service starting this month will allow city residents to book a ride through an app and get picked up in minutes to be driven to work, medical appointments, grocery stores or any location within New Brunswick. Middlesex County will launch RIDE On Demand in ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - Gary Taffet, who served as chief of staff for former Gov. Jim McGreevey in the early 2000s and has served on the Middlesex College Board of Trustees since 2017, has joined the Rutgers Board of Governors. Taffet, who did not respond to multiple messages left by TAPinto New ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Members of East Brunswick Independent Fire Company were dispatched to the intersection of Route 18 South and Edgeboro Road for a fully involved vehicle fire. Engine 805 arrived and quickly extinguished the fire. Other units that operated were Engine 803 and Engine 802 from East ...

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CARTERET, NJ — As the prime objective of local government to provide the highest quality essential services at the most economic cost, many public entities – such as Carteret – are involved in “Joint Insurance Funds.” These “JIFs” provide liability and property damage insurance for government ...

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TRENTON, NJ —The state Attorney General’s office has released body-worn and dashboard-camera videos of the Dec. 28th fatal shooting of a Perth Amboy man who exchanged gunfire with Cranford police officers at a Parkway exit in Woodbridge, NJ. The shooting death of Kevin J. Harlfinger, 40, is ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A 34-year-old Trenton resident has been charged in connection with a shooting incident in New Brunswick last week. Cristian Lugo-Ruiz is facing two counts of attempted murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and aggravated assault. He is also facing weapons offenses, ...

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NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ  – The gym at the Middlesex County Juvenile Detention Center is the typical site for pick-up basketball games, push-ups and some wind sprints. But on Feb. 8, it played a very different role.  Postgraduate students from Montclair State University were there, with violins, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK – Police are investigating after two men were shot Saturday morning outside a bar on Somerset Street. The shooting victims, a 20-year-old New Brunswick man and a 53-year-old man from Franklin, were treated for wounds that were not considered life-threatening, police said. New ...

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TRENTON, NJ - A New Brunswick man has pleaded guilty in connection to a 2020 attempted robbery during which the victim was shot 14 times. Jonathan Rosales, 23, pleaded guilty Wednesday before U.S. District Judge Robert Kirsch in Trenton federal court to an indictment charging him with conspiracy ...

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EDISON, NJ - The school district will be hosting a job fair on Wednesday, March 20, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Menlo Park Elementary School, located at 155 Monroe Ave. All teacher candidates must be certified by the State of New Jersey to teach in Edison Township Public Schools, according to the ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  Dragons came to East Brunswick this weekend as the community came together to celebrate the Lunar New Year with magic, music, and energy.  Several community groups came together to make the event - attended by hundreds of residents and families from 11:00 to 4:00 on Saturday, ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ — New Jerseyans should not count on a 2024 weather forecast from “Milltown Mel”. For the third consecutive year, Milltown’s favorite furry forecaster did not make a springtime prediction. This 8,500-person Central New Jersey borough – dubbed “the greatest little town in the land” ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The lives of three senior citizens from Monroe were lost Wednesday following a crash involving a passenger sedan and a school bus on Route 130 near Stults Road in South Brunswick. On January 31 at 5:25 P.M., authorities responded to the report of a crash. Upon their ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ — A Camden man has been arrested in connection with a fatal hit-and-run accident on Feb. 25, 2023, Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and township Police Chief Raymond Hayducka said in a prepared statement. Police arrested Giovanni Gaines-Little, 24, of Camden, on ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU-NJ) has intervened in federal court to support a 36-year-old Paterson man with a civil rights lawsuit against Woodbridge Township and its police department for his wrongfully arrested in 2019. Paterson resident Nijeer Parks, in a federal ...

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NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - In the aftermath of a relentless nine-alarm fire that engulfed a North Brunswick mattress warehouse, authorities report no injuries. The incident unfolded on Wednesday afternoon, leaving residents evacuated, roadways closed, and firefighters battling the blaze for over 24 ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Lord Moorman slept on a cold slab inside a rat-infested storage unit, fighting off pneumonia and an infection in his back. He grasped a helping hand from volunteers working in a program that provides a warm cot inside participating houses of worship nightly across the city ...

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