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Middlesex County News

January 28, 2024

EDISON, NJ - Two local high school students have won the 2023 Congressional App Challenge for New Jersey’s sixth district, according to a press release. Gauri Kshettry and Twisha Patel, who attend Edison High School, won for creating the app TheraPose, which provides personalized physical therapy ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Due to inclement weather, Middlesex College's Edison campus and the Perth Amboy and New Brunswick Centers will have a delayed opening at 11 am on January 17. All locations will be restricted to only designated emergency personnel. Faculty may hold their regularly scheduled ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – The Middlesex County Board of County Commissioners held their annual Reorganization Meeting on Thursday, January 4, 2024, at the Middlesex College Performing Arts Center, with notable guests, including Governor Phil Murphy, Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin, Congresswoman ...

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EDISON, NJ - A busload of migrants have arrived at several train stations and bus terminals in the state, including Edison, after being transported out of Texas and Louisiana, according to officials. Jersey City officials say they are waiting for guidance from Governor Murphy’s office on how the ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – A wooded property at the intersection of Hoes Lane West and River Road is set to become River Road Estates, a subdivision of 14 single-family luxury homes in Piscataway. The 8.7-acre property that faces Johnson Park’s Old Town East Jersey was once the site of the Revolutionary ...

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EDISON, NJ - Police have hired Alyssa Husko as their first female K9 handler and adopted a new police dog, according to their Facebook page. She and her K9 Mack have officially joined the Edison Police Department. Mack is a rescue dog from K9 Protector, a non-profit organization that rescues and ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Kick off the holiday season with Middlesex County East Jersey Old Town Village’s annual celebration. Experience music, wagon rides, children’s crafts, and carolers while enjoying refreshments. Later in the afternoon, stick around for storytelling of timeless holiday ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - Train lovers will want to save the dates for the annual Milltown Holiday Train Display on Saturday, December 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, December10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Milltown Senior Center. Santa is making a special appearance on Sunday, December 10, from 2 ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- A State Grand Jury in Trenton returned a 21-count indictment that charges 10 defendants with racketeering, operating a prostitution ring, and other offenses related to Club XXV in Sayreville, Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and the Office of Public Integrity and Accountability ...

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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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HIGHLAND PARK - Michael Kaplan of Highland Park, a Holocaust survivor who rose to become an icon in the residential real estate industry, 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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SOUTH AMBOY - With a collective sign of relief from local officials - who have been working on a New York-bound ferry service for decades - the first NY Waterway ferry departed from South Amboy shores at 5:45 a.m. yesterday morning, taking its first six commuters to the Big Apple. The ferry ...

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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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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — High-wire trapeze artists, clowns, gravity-defying jugglers and other popular performers will return to Central New Jersey as Circus Vazquez brings its 2023 tour to Woodbridge Center, starting Friday, Oct. 27th. Circus Vazquez is an annual Woodbridge event. This year, the circus ...

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EDISON, NJ - Police raised a sum total of $3,282 for the animal shelter from their first Wheels for Paws Car Show, according to their Facebook page. Police say that all the proceeds will go directly to the animal shelter. The department hosted this event at Papaianni Park on Sunday, October 8th.

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – This fall, 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 ...

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EDISON, NJ - The organization Recycle My Battery recently broke a Guinness World Record for the Longest Line of Batteries on Saturday, October 7th, 2023 at Woodbrook Elementary School, according to a press release. More than 100 young participants worked to break the world record at this local ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – “Beatrics” had been traumatized by police stations and emergency rooms. The domestic abuse survivor was desperately searching for a safe haven when she arrived at Town Clock three years ago. She felt a rush of emotions – joy, relief, even apprehension and disbelief – as she was ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The members of the Rutgers University Senate cited bitter feelings lingering from the spring faculty strike and the decision to replace the chancellor of the Newark campus among the reasons they voted to support a no-confidence resolution against President Jonathan ...

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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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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Replenish, Middlesex County's food bank and food insufficiency support program, needs your help this month. Please visit our Sign Up Page to view the open shifts throughout the month and sign up if you’d like to help.   Volunteers must be 16 or older to independently sign ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – This was a joyous moment for Cecelia Bowles, a proud mom who was helping her daughter, Taylar Spann, move into her new digs at Rutgers’ Honors College on Tuesday. After all, her daughter, with her stacks of clothes, bedding and bottled water, was about to embark on an exciting ...

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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 long-time patrons just a week and a half earlier, on Saturday, August 12, was pouring drink specials and ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - There's pig racing and there's politics. Jalapeños and Jersey tomatoes.  Temporary tattoos and temporary indigestion. Cover bands and wrestling.  Bunnies and anacondas.  Treacherous rides and dicey parking. That's an American county fair, and the Middlesex County Fair that ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - The Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County will host its annual E.A.R.T.H. Center Garden, Arts, and Music Festival on Saturday, August 26 from 11 am to 3 pm at the E.A.R.T.H. Center, located in Davidson’s Mill Pond Park at 42 Riva Avenue in South Brunswick. This ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Middlesex County Fair opened on schedule tonight at 5:00 pm here in East Brunswick.  However, fireworks have been postponed until 9:30 pm tomorrow night, Tuesday, August 9 due to the prediction of stormy weather after 9:00 this evening. Additionally, the East Brunswick ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The County Fair returns to the Middlesex County Fairground on Cranbury Road in East Brunswick this week.  This year, the Fair celebrates 85 years of farming and fun here in the Center of New Jersey. Events this year include horse riding shows; chainsaw carving art; comedy ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission's (NJMVC) Agency on Wheels will make a stop at the YMCA at the Piscataway Community Center (YPCC) on Thursday, August 31st, from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Residents can stop by the Agency on Wheels mobile unit for MVC services including ...

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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 August. These events are free to enjoy for all County residents and beyond. August’s event highlights ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – Middlesex County safeguarded a 27-acre farm located in East Brunswick Township through the Farmland Preservation Program on Friday, July 28. The County, in partnership with the state and the Township of East Brunswick, purchased the development rights for the farmland ...

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