Free career-focused courses available to Middlesex County residents

All Middlesex County residents can now take classes, train for new job opportunities and even prepare for various career certifications all for free and all from home with the introduction of SkillUp Middlesex. Middlesex County has launched this free online learning platform that offers over 4,500 courses provided by Skillsoft, a nationally recognized training provider. It builds on the programs offered through the County Office of Workforce Development’s One Stop Career Centers in New Brunswick and Perth Amboy. SkillUp Middlesex delivers flexible, self-paced learning. Users can train for essential workplace skills, study job interview talking points and search for employment opportunities nationwide. Continue Reading →

St. Francis Church Gets Ready for Easter

St. Francis Episcopal Church is preparing for the religious season of Lent. First, the annual Shrove Tuesday (Mardi Gras) Pancake Supper will be held on February 13 from 5:30-7:00pm at the church located at 400 New Market Road, Dunellen. Suggested donations are Adults-$5, Child-$3, & Family-$12. On Wednesday, February 14, St. Continue Reading →

Dunellen Municipal Alliance Holding Membership Drive

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The Dunellen Municipal Alliance (DMA) is looking for members to join its growing committee. The Dunellen Municipal Alliance is a community-based volunteer organization representing families, schools and businesses, along with faith-based and nonprofit organizations in Dunellen. Working together, members implement and follow a strategic prevention plan intended to decrease misuse and abuse of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, especially as they relate to town’s youth. The Dunellen Borough Council passed a resolution in January 2016 to recognize DMA as an authorized agency of the municipality. Since DMA was created, the members have been working hard to provide educational opportunities for youth, parents, and community members. Continue Reading →

Dunellen Police Report | January 2018

On 1/30/2018 at 10:12 pm – An Edison resident was arrested and charged with possession of under 50 grams of marijuana following a motor vehicle stop on North Avenue. He also had an active arrest warrant out of Elizabeth. He was brought to Dunellen Police Headquarters for processing and released after posting bail. On 1/30/2018 at 8:50 am – Police took a walk-in report of credit card fraud from a resident of North Washington Avenue. On 1/30/2018 at 1:40 am – A Plainfield resident was arrested for contempt of court following a motor vehicle stop on Lincoln Avenue for an equipment violation. Continue Reading →

Faber Nurse Named Support Staff Member of the Year

Anne North, who has been the Faber Elementary School nurse for 12 years, has been named Dunellen School District’s 2017-2018 Support Staff Member of the Year. As the school nurse, North ensures that all steps are taken on a regular basis to help keep the entire school healthy. She is known for making her “rounds” early each morning, checking in on those students that have been out sick, and ensuring that all other students and staff members are having a healthy start to their school day. North goes above and beyond her required duties: pitching in whenever needed and participating in many school activities. She also serves as a member of the Dunellen Rescue Squad. Continue Reading →

Mann selected as Faber’s Teacher of the Year

During a school-wide assembly on December 22, 2017, Faber Elementary School Principal Gary Lubisco, Jr. presented Laurie Mann with the Teacher of the Year award. Mann who has been teaching at Faber for twenty years, has been an active member of Dunellen Public Schools since her first day in the building, attending sporting events, graduations and other activities the students are involved in. According to Lubisco, “Mrs. Mann embodies what every teacher in Dunellen strives for. She is dedicated to the staff and students and cares for every member of the Dunellen Community. We are pleased that she is our Teacher of the Year.” Continue Reading →

Dunellen Students Help Children in Need

In December, Faber Elementary School students in Gina Viola’s 4th grade class donated pajamas to The Great Story Pajama Program. The Great Story Pajama Program, sponsored by Scholastic Book Clubs, gives new pajamas and story books to children living in shelters, group homes and foster care along with children in other programs that support at-risk youth. For every pair of pajamas that are donated, Scholastic donates a book. Twelve students, along with staff members Donna Maloupis and Viola, who participated donated 38 new pairs of pajamas. According to Viola, “Our students were honored to participate and help those less fortunate. Continue Reading →

Dunellen Police Report | November 2017

On 11/27/2017 at 7:12 pm – A Plainfield resident was arrested and charged with theft of movable property and fraudulent credit card use following investigation into a motor vehicle burglary on Mountainview Terrace on 9/22/2017. He was brought to Dunellen Police Headquarters for processing before being remanded to the Middlesex County Jail. On 11/27/2017 at 4:38 pm – Police took a report of check fraud from a Dunellen resident. This incident remains open. On 11/27/2017 at 11:26 am – Police took a report of shoplifting from a North Avenue business which occurred sometime the previous day. Continue Reading →

Dunellen Police Report | December 2017

On 12/29/2017 at 7:47 am – Police responded to Fairview Avenue for the report of criminal mischief. The victim reported that an unknown person had damaged the driver’s side mirror of their vehicle while parked overnight. Patrol had responded to this area at approximately 3:30 am on the report of a suspicious person but had been unable to locate anyone at that time. On 12/27/2017 at 4:01 pm – Police received a walk-in report from a resident of Whittier Avenue for credit card fraud. This case remains open. Continue Reading →

Dunellen Curbside Recycling Schedule – 2018

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In 2018, Dunellen residents will have curbside recycling pickups every other Wednesday by the Middlesex County Improvement Authority (MCIA). All curbside recyclable items, such as bottles, cans, paper and small flat cardboard can be mixed together in a single recycling container as they are kept separate from trash. Paper that is acceptable for collection includes: Newspaper, magazines, catalogs, junk mail, brown paper bags, nonmetallic wrapping paper, office records, computer paper, file folders, receipts, telephone books, softcover books, hardcover books, greeting cards, paperboard (such as non-waxcoated food and cereal boxes), pizza boxes, tissue boxes, shoe boxes and gift boxes. Metal that is acceptable for collection includes: Tin, steel, aluminum and bimetal cans (such as soda, beer, canned pet food, soup and tuna cans). Glass that is acceptable for collection includes: Glass bottles and jars of all colors (such as juice, soda, beer and liquor bottles, mayonnaise and spaghetti sauce jars). Continue Reading →