Middlesex County

Awareness of life-saving techniques has increased

As New Jerseyans become more health conscious, they also have gained an appreciation for the importance of learning to perform two potentially life-saving techniques, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the Heimlich maneuver. The latest Rutgers-Eagleton Health Series poll finds that since…

EPA public meeting on October 21

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a plan to clean up a nine mile stretch of Bound Brook as the final phase of the cleanup of the Cornell-Dubilier Electronics Superfund site in South Plainfield, New Jersey. Cornell-Dubilier Electronics, Inc.…

Medical merger in the works

Meridian Health and Raritan Bay Medical Center recently announced plans to explore a merger. “We are very excited about this opportunity with Raritan Bay Medical Center,” says John K. Lloyd, FACHE, president of Meridian Health. “While Meridian Health serves primarily…

Union official pleaded guilty to selling out workers

A union official for Local 594 of the Laborers International Union of North America (LIUNA) admitted to accepting $8,000 in bribes to allow a demolition contractor to use non-union workers on a New Jersey building project in violation of their collective…

Environmental meeting on October 21 to talk carcinogen cleanup

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a plan to clean up a nine mile stretch of Bound Brook as the final phase of the cleanup of the Cornell-Dubilier Electronics Superfund site in South Plainfield, New Jersey. Cornell-Dubilier Electronics, Inc.…

Hike through history this fall

What would it be like to retrace the steps of the American revolutionary war soldiers who engaged the British in Metuchen on June 26, 1777, and then fought a running battle across what is now Edison and Scotch Plains before…

Edison woman imprisoned for multi-million dollar prostitution ring

An Edison woman was sentenced to serve 10 years in state prison for operating a Middlesex County prostitution ring that netted millions of dollars in profits. Deanna Ruiz, 44, was sentenced to the term in New Brunswick by Superior Court…

Perth Amboy police identify Rahway man they claim attempted suicide

Perth Amboy police officers released the name of a Rahway man after they prevented him from committing suicide at about 3:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 30, 2014. Lieutenant Luis Armas, station commander at the time, heard a transmission from Westfield Police through the…

Officials react to viral respiratory infection

Officials met September 29 at the Middlesex County Superintendent of Schools’ office to discuss ways that residents can help protect their families from Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), a viral respiratory infection found in children. County officials are working with the Superintendent…

Balance screening set for Old Bridge

OLD BRIDGE — Raritan Bay Medical Center is sponsoring a free balance screening and physician Q&A event during national fall prevention week Wednesday, October 1, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., at the medical center’s Old Bridge location. Falls are the number one cause…