Dunellen Police save man’s life using Narcan

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Dunellen Police Department had its first “Narcan life save” last night. At 11:30pm, officers were dispatched to the 200 Block of First Street. Sergeant Jeffrey Delbuono, Patrolman Nicholas Goldman, Patrolman Nicholas Pepe and Patrolman Marcin Nierodzik arrived on scene and found a 32 year old man from Woodbridge Township unconscious with a faint pulse and agonal breathing, laying in the roadway next to his vehicle. The police administered oxygen as well as two rounds of Naloxone, also known as Narcan, a medication used to reverse the effects of opioid overdose. After approximately five minutes from the first Narcan shot, the man regained consciousness and started breathing on his own. Continue Reading →

Santa to be special guest at 4-H Breakfast


On Saturday, December 5, 2015 Middlesex County 4-H invites you to enjoy “Breakfast with Santa and His Furry and Feathered Friends” at the Middlesex County
4-H Center, located at 645 Cranbury Rd. in East Brunswick.Parents and children are invited to enjoy a pancake breakfast, meet Santa, and meet Santa’s furry and feathered friends at our petting zoo. There are two seatings for breakfast and activities: at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Admission prices are $8 for adults, $6 for children (ages 9 & under), and includes breakfast, 1 picture per family with Santa, petting zoo, and more. All proceeds will benefit the 4-H program. Reservations are required for this event. Continue Reading →

Free holiday program at East Jersey Old Town Village


This season’s holidays offer plenty of music, good cheer and opportunities for togetherness. The Middlesex County Office of Culture and Heritage invites you to experience it all as it hosts its “Seasonal Traditions” holiday program at East Jersey Old Town Village in Piscataway. These special events, all free of charge, will be held at the Village from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13. Scheduled activities include:

Children’s Craft Session: 2-3 p.m.
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PSE&G promises lower heating bills this winter

Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G), which supplies power and heat to much of Dunellen’s homes, announced Monday that it will provide bill credits this winter that will lower bills by about 30 percent during the months of December, January and February for a typical residential gas heating customer. Those customers will see a total bill credit of approximately $124 this winter. Including this winter’s bill credits announced today, since January 2009 annual bills for PSE&G’s typical residential gas heating customer will be 55 percent — or $916 — lower due to supply rate reductions. In fact, PSE&G’s gas supply rate is at its lowest in 15 years. Since January 2009 annual bills for PSE&G’s typical residential gas heating customer will be 55 percent — or $916 — lower due to supply rate reductions. Continue Reading →

Middlesex County’s Outdoor Ice Skating Rink Opens For Season


Middlesex County’s Roosevelt Park Family Ice Skating Rink opened for its thirteenth season on Friday, November 20. The rink is located at the Level Playing Fields Complex inside the County’s Roosevelt Park, which is adjacent to Menlo Park Mall in Edison. Per session admission is $6 for adults and $5 for senior citizens and children 17 and under. Discounts are available for multi-session passes and groups. Residents can sign up for accredited group or private lessons. Continue Reading →

Veterans Town Hall & Claims Clinic, Dec. 2

bald eagle and flags

A Veterans Town Hall Meeting & Claims Clinic will be held on Wednesday, December 2, on the first floor of the Somerset County Human Services Building at 27 Warren Street, Somerville. The claims clinic will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The town hall meeting, hosted by Michael Blazis, director of the Newark Regional Office, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The VA has invited Congressional stakeholders, veteran service organizations, non-governmental organizations and other community partners to attend. Veterans, their families and survivors, organizations and individuals who work with or on behalf of veterans, as well as the general public are invited to attend to share information, hear feedback and get answers to questions about VA benefits, including compensation, pension, insurance, loan guaranty, vocational rehabilitation and employment, and education-benefit programs.

Free parking is available on the third floor and above in the elevator-equipped parking deck next to the building; the entrance to the deck is off Veterans Memorial Drive. For more information, contact Jennifer Myers at 973-297-3384 or jennifer.myers6@va.gov

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Dunellen Police Report | October 2015

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On 10/27/15 @ 6:00pm – A Plainfield resident was arrested and charged with contempt of court following a motor vehicle stop on North Avenue. The vehicle was stopped for having a tail lights out. The driver had an active warrant out for her arrest. She was arrested, brought to headquarters to be processed and later posted bail. On 10/26/15 @ 10:50pm – Dunellen resident was arrested and charged with two counts of contempt of court. Continue Reading →

Halloween Parade – 2015

The Dow family wins 2015 grand prize.

The 66th Annual Halloween Parade was held on Sunday, October 25. After over six decades, there have been a few changes: the parade is no longer held on Halloween night, silver dollars aren’t given out to participants, and this year instead of walking past through the downtown, the parade had a new path. As Grand Marshall, Faber School’s new principal Gary Lubisco led the parade from Lincoln Avenue to Front Street to Washington Avenue to Dunellen Avenue. He was escorted by the Dunellen High School band, Mayor Bob Seader, members of the Dunellen Recreation Commission, and numerous costume contest entrants. Police, fire, and rescue squad vehicles flanked the ends of the parade, protecting participants. Continue Reading →

Candidates for Board of Education Elections

Dunellen High School

There are three Board of Education terms ready to be filled this November 3. Three of the candidates are currently serving on the board. The two others have backgrounds in the education as well as have children in the Dunellen school district. Doug Meyer
John Paul Osborn
Jeffrey M. Portik
Kenneth Sanders
Faith Thompson
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