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 →

No Shave November 2017

The Dunellen Police Department raised $1500 for cancer charities during No Shave November. Pictured: Sgt Delbuono, Ptl Deangelo, Ptl Daniel, Ptl Lovell, Ptl Rosofsky, Ptl Golman. Continue Reading →

“Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign starts Dec. 8

Law enforcement officials from the Dunellen Police Department will be cracking down on drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs as part of the annual end of year “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” statewide campaign. Beginning December 8, 2017 and continuing through January 1, 2018, local and state law enforcement officials will conduct saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints looking for motorists who may be driving while intoxicated. The national “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” effort endeavors to raise awareness about the dangers of impaired driving through a combination of high-visibility enforcement and public education. “During the last five years New Jersey has experienced nearly 40,000 alcohol involved crashes resulting in more than 750 fatalities,” said Sgt. Delbuono. Continue Reading →

Middlesex County Freeholder Candidates – 2017 | Personal Statements

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Roger Daily (R)
I would like to put an end to one party control of Middlesex County Board of Freeholders. For the past 21 years this one party control has resulted in continuous tax increases and wasteful spending. One good example is the Middlesex County Business administrator John Pulomena who is being paid $231,232.00 per year. He is the highest paid county administrator in the state. We need to end patronage payments to former freeholders like John Pulomena but it will only end if Republicans are elected to the Middlesex County Board of Freeholders. Continue Reading →

Dunellen Police Report | October 2017

On 10/31/2017 at 11:58 am – A Dunellen resident was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest after actively interfering with officers investigating an incident on Center Street. She was processed and later turned over to the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office on a separate matter. On 10/29/2017 at 3:29 am – A Plainfield resident was arrested for driving while intoxicated following a motor vehicle stop on North Washington Avenue for driving completely on the wrong side of the road. He was brought to Dunellen Police Headquarters for processing and later released to a sober family member. On 10/28/2017 at 11:30 pm – A Plainfield resident was arrested for contempt of court following a motor vehicle stop in the parking lot of a North Avenue business. Continue Reading →

Borough Council Candidates – 2017

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Kevin Bachorik (R – incumbent)

I have called Dunellen my home since 1988. My children were born at Muhlenburg Regional Medical Center and benefited from the Dunellen public school system. I became involved in town functions when my oldest daughter was four years old. From coaching T-ball, running the T-ball League, coaching girls softball, and also serving as president of the Dunellen Little League. It has been my pleasure to have served this community and an honor to have worked alongside other Dunellen residents who gave so freely of their time as well. Continue Reading →

Dunellen Police Raising Funds for Cancer Research

In the next month, several members of the Dunellen Police Department will be looking a little hairier than normal. That’s because the department, along with several neighboring police departments, is participating in No-Shave November. No-Shave November’s mission is to not only raise funds for cancer research and treatment but to educate the population about preventative measures. For over six years, participants around the globe have put down their razors and foregone their hair appointments, raising over $3.5 million. Funds raised in 2017 will go toward three organizations which rated well on Charity Navigator: Prevent Cancer Foundation which focuses on the prevention and early detection of cancer; Fight Colorectal Cancer which focuses on advocacy and research to end one of the deadliest cancers in America; and St. Continue Reading →

Petra Heleniak, 70

Petra (Wiegand) Heleniak, 70, died on September 12, 2017 at home in Dunellen, NJ surrounded by her family. Petra was born in Dermbach, Thuringen (East Germany) to Walter and Else Wiegand. At the age of 5, she was smuggled to West Germany and grew up in the state of Hesse. After graduating from nursing school, she began working in a West Germany hospital where she met her husband, Edwin. After their marriage in 1969, they moved to his hometown of Dunellen where she lived for almost half a century. Continue Reading →