The Central New Jersey Home News from New Brunswick, New Jersey on October 1, 1997 · 16
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The Central New Jersey Home News from New Brunswick, New Jersey · 16

New Brunswick, New Jersey
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Wednesday, October 1, 1997
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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1997 THE HOME NEWS&TRIBITVE PAGE B5 LOCAL REPORT Police Briefs By IVETTE P. ALVARAOO STAFF WRITER the project of beautifying South River's parks has developed into plans for a possible series of upgrades. Improvements to the borough's seven outdoor-recreation facilities 1 began two years SOUTH a8 with installa- RIVER tin of new play- hbhhmm ground equipment and continues today with the recent request for bids to improve two parks. The borough is taking construction bids to install curbs and sidewalks and to do minor landscaping work at JFK Park near Anne Street The same contract calls for sidewalk installation, a gazebo and landscaping work at Daley's Pond Park. Man stabbed, robbed, thrown out of car By BART CALENDAR STAFF WRITER t A Perth Amboy man was stabbed and thrown out of a moving car yesterday by people he thought were his friends, police said. Police said Richard Castillo, 23, told his "friends" he was carrying a large amount of PERTH AMBOY cash and they quickly turned . on him. Castillo was in stable condition at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick last night, a hospital spokeswoman said. Castillo was riding in a car near the intersection of Louis and Linden streets in Perth Amboy shortly after 1 a.m. when the assault and robbery occurred, Police Director Thomas Cetnar said. Because Castillo thought the three other men in the car were his friends, he mentioned that he had a large amount of cash in his wallet, Cetnar said. That's when one of the men pulled out a knife and stabbed Castillo, Cetnar said. ' The other men in the car then grabbed Castillo's wallet and jewelry and threw him out of the moving vehicle, Cetnar said. Castillo had been carrying more than $700, Cetnar said. " Police later pulled the car over on Chamberlain Avenue, and while the driver was not any of the men described by Castillo, one passenger was, Cetnar said. Officers arrested John Anthony Roman, 28, of Perth Amboy, Cetnar said. Roman was charged with robbery and aggravated assault, Cetnar said. '.The other men had not been arrested by yesterday afternoon, Cetnar said. Turnpike ramp to be improved i ; A contracting firm was awarded a $1,170,562 contract to renovate a toll ramp on the New Jersey Turnpike in Elizabeth. Rosangela Contracting Co. of Aberdeen, the low bidder on the project, was given the contract at jJ yesterday's UNION COUNTY meeting of the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, said -, j , James R Robinson, an authority spokesman. f Rosangela will realign the toll ramp that runs through Interchange 13 to Interstate 278 leading to the Goethals Bridge. The new alignment is designed io improve the traffic flow at that interchange, officials said, r ; , ,. Bart Calendar High Stakes Bingo & Casino Weekend Trip OCT. 25th & 26th $170.00 Includes Bingo, Transportation & Hotel Call Deb or Dee 732-521-1,004 Sidewalks, gazebo may be added "We need to bring some things back into the parks (because) it seems that more people are using the parks," said Councilman Robert Szegeti, liaison to the borough's Recreation Commission, which oversees the parks. In 1995, Szegeti pushed to renovate playgrounds under a $75,000 contract, paid through capital-improvement bonds. JFK Park, Daley's Pond Park, Veterans Park on Johnson Place, Pacer's Field Park near William Street, Leon-ardine Park and Fitzpatrick Field Park all received new equipment ranging from hobby horses to seesaws. Basketball courts at Daley's Pond, Leonardine and JFK parks were re-paved under the same project NEW EXIT SIGNS TO BE POSTED 1-287 users By SEAN P. CARR STAFF WRITER Finding the right exit off Interstate 287 is getting easier thanks to a state Department of Transportation effort to install new signs along the highway in Middlesex and Somerset counties. The DOT is putting the signs at 13 exits to major state, county and local routes, department spokesman John Dourgarian said. Numbering the exits, some of them for the first time, "will provide a clarity to motorists," he said. The signs to be put over the highway and alongside it will dot a 14-mile stretch of 1-287, from the highway's intersection with Route 1 north in Edison (Exit 1A) to the intersection with Route 22 west in Bridge-water (Exit 14B). The exit numbers roughly correspond to the actual miles between the intersections, Dourgarian said: two miles separate exits 10 and 12; there is no exit 11. No verdict in burglary trial By UZ JOHNSON STAFF WRITER A Superior Court jury in Somerville could not reach a verdict in the trial of a Franklin man accused of breaking into three Franklin homes in March. Willie L. Tanner, 19, of North Dover Avenue in SOMERSET COUNTY the township's Somerset section mmmaaaaaaauam is accused oi breaking into a Franklin Boulevard home on March 18 and stealing jewelry and a handgun. Authorities charge he then rode his bicycle to Hamilton Street and took jewelry, coins and a ceramic trinket box from a home there. The second break-in attempt was Finally, a Cavity Treatment So Gentle, Its Brushing Introducing the New Drill-Free Air Particle Cavity Preparation System Robert V. Massa, DMD, FAGD 330 Livingston Ave New Brunswick 903-846-8383 More recently, borough officials have looked into building a fishing pier and timber walkway at Daley's Pond Park. The borough engineer was instructed by the council last week to obtain the permits needed to make the project possible. Permits to lower the pond's water level a task regularly done to curb the undergrowth of the pond already have been obtained. Officials hope construction of the pier can be done while the water level is down. Within the next couple of weeks, the Middlesex County Mosquito Con to go by the numbers rk I EXIT 14 I EXIT 12 U EXIT 7 I. I Route 22 I Weston Canal Rd. 1 1 S. Randplphville Rd. I County , ,Xk WrRdj A Washington Ave. I &gIZ J I EXIT 13 1 ) 0013 I J Route 28 .' I Snr - L: Route 501 Easton Ave. i J -i I ' " 1 I Ponton nial Aia Dm ita O 7 E 1 COUNTY j The work may cause confusion for motorists used to using the few exits that already are numbered and are getting new numbers. For example, Easton Avenue (Route 527) in Franklin was Exit 6 but now will be Exit 10. Middlesex County Engineer John J. Reiser Jr. said the new signs are making a "big improvement" at the intersections. He noted that the county is working on a similar project for its highways. foiled when the owner came home. The burglar dropped the loot, which included items stolen from the Franklin Boulevard burglary, and ran off. Two days later, Tanner allegedly broke into a Douglas Avenue home but didn't take anything. Franklin police reportedly saw him leaving the house and arrested him. He was charged with burglary, theft and unlawful possession of a handgun. After listening to 2V2 days of testimony, the jury deliberated three hours and declared an impasse Friday. Superior Court Judge Leonard Arnold sent them back to deliberate. Three hours later they still could not agree, and the judge declared a mistrial. A retrial is scheduled for Nov. 3. Almost Like Tour Teeth. ow there's a breakthrough in cavity treatment - Air Particle technology. Safe and gentle for children, fast and effective for all ages. The Air Particle system uses short bursts of microscopic size particles (similar to those found in toothpaste whiteners) to remove decay quickly and effectively - usually without Shots, always without drills. Now, this new dental treatment eliminates the whine, uncomfortable vibrations, friction and pain associated with conventional methods. So call us when you need a dentist, and let us introduce you to this new technology. trol Commission will clean up Bis-sett's and Jupe's ponds at Edward A. Gr'ekoski Park on Whitehead Avenue, Szegeti said. The ponds, which combined cover approximately 2'2 acres, have become breeding grounds for mosquitoes. To keep the ponds in good shape after the dredging, the borough plans to make drainage improvements there. Other projects being considered for borough parks include fixing water fountains and bathroom facilities, purchasing picnic tables and installing an emergency-phone system at the parks, Szegeti said. There are no public pay phones at the parks. Map area SommerseH County Exrri Route 1 MIDDLESEX COUNTY Staff grapnic The $4.6 million project should be complete by Nov. 21, Dourgarian said. The work is being done by Fletcher, Creamer & Son of Hackensack. The Interstate 287 effort is part of a $20 million DOT initiative to improve signs on state highways launched in late 1996, Dourgarian said. In addition to the new exit signs, logo signs indicating where to find gas, food and lodging also are being erected, he said. DISCOUNT WAREHOUSE I raioGmao -100 Vs"y Kg n59jW$1 19y PAUL MASS3N CKAEUS, mniZ BARBERINI AST1 SPUMANTE 750ML STOCK DRY VERMOUTH $ES9 1.5L W BERINGER WHITE ZINFANDEL 750ML NATHANSON CREEK CHARDONNAY, MERLOT & CABERNET $f99 1.51 W A SAM ADAMS X ( 0CT0BERFEST ) SCHMIDTS $R99 MOLSONICE SIR 99 12QZ CANS U 120ZNR IW BUD S1Q99 C00RSG0LD $1099 30 PACK BUD ICE 30 PACK M 30 PACK S1259 REDDCG ou rm,i HONEY HIGH LIFE 30 PACK OLD MILWAUKEE 120Z CANS SQ99 8J 1202 NR. MICHELOB $1089 PRESIDENT! $1099 ROMANO $1R99 SEAGRAM'S VO $1789 1202 NR tEm 1202 NR 13 750ML IU 1 75L Iff East Brunswick A 22-YEAR-OLD WOMAN who police say was smoking marijuana in her car was arrested early yesterday on Rues Lane and charged with drug possession. Officer Kevin Bishop pulled over a car driven by Heaven Yearwood of Englishtown for a motor-vehicle violation shortly after midnight yesterday, police said. He stopped her near the vocational high school, police said. Bishop found 30 bags of suspected cocaine in her car, police said. She was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of cocaine, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and possession of a controlled dangerous substance within 1,000 feet of a school. Perth Amboy A 62-YEAR-OLD man lost $1,900 in a flimflam scam Monday, police said. The man walked out of a check-cashing store at the corner of State and Fayette streets with $1,900 in cash and a $150 money order around 3:15 p.m. Monday, police said. He was approached by a woman holding a package who said: "Look at the money somebody dropped. Why don't we split it?" Police Director Thomas Cetnar said. As the man was trying to look at the package, another woman walked up and claimed that the money belonged to her. The man went to give the money back, but the woman then noticed that he had cash in his pocket also. "She said she needed to see his cash to make sure he hadn't taken any of her money," Cetnar said. The man handed over his envelope full of money and she "checked it." She then handed him back an envelope that looked just like the one he had gotten from the check-cashing place, Cetnar said. He thought this was his envelope full of money and put it in his pocket while the women walked away. Later he found that it was filled with shredded newspaper. "Now, he's out $1,900," Cetnar said. 3D SC99 T? A WOW . V cmuc rarrv Mm nr IV ! n 4k Ann 1 "HARD0NNAY $fi DQMAINE DE POUY $R49 $&99 750Ml u p?'7l7areo ,5UML w rFx.r SEAGRAMS COOLER $939 M 4 PACK m jfg FATTORIA DEL BARBI BRUSC0 $699 750ML W OH . cJmmm Mi GORDON'S GIN 1.751 BAILEY'S IRISH CREAM 750ML I V $1189 m m $16 n SAMBUCA W SKYY VODKA v East Brunswick A SOUTH BRUNSWICK woman was hospitalized yesterday after a two-car accident on Cranbury Road, police said. The accident occurred shortly before noon yesterday when John Henry Shankweiler, 35, of Swath-more, Pa., was trying to make an illegal U-turn near the Helmetta Boulevard intersection, police said. Shankweiler collided with a car heading south on Cranbury Road driven by Kyong N. Myers, 46, of South Brunswick, police said. Myers was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick with a head injury. Shankweiler was not injured. Two passengers in his car, Carrie Shankweiler, 26, and Jim Kries, 59, both of Swathmore, Pa., suffered minor injuries but were not hospitalized. Shankweiler was given a summons for making an illegal U-turn, police said. Franklin MORE THAN $17,000 in heavy equipment was reported stolen from a Commerce Drive construction site Monday, police said. An electric welder, two 20-foot ladders, a pneumatic drill, a security system and two loading dock doors disappeared from the site sometime between Wednesday and Monday, police said. Green Brook A PLAINFIELD MAN is accused of stealing more than $500 from his former Green Brook employer early yesterday. A night manager at D&S Express called police to say he saw a man walking across the parking lot of the Business Route 22 with something under his arm at 12:17 a.m. The manager went back inside and found a strongbox containing $522 missing, said Green Brook police. Police stopped Lacy D. Hamilton, 28, of Park Place in a nearby parking lot on Route 22. The manager told police Hamilton worked at D&S but hadn't shown up in the past two days. Hamilton was charged with third-degree theft. Compiled by Bart Calendar, Michelle Sahn and Liz Johnson 15) 99 Mviysir--- O 1 if JIH BEAfA EHAN0Y 57 S3 1.75L I 750 ML. Sr IP k ; JOHNNIE 13" wifLKERRED s29 99 JOHNNIE WALKER BLACK $Q99 ttf 99 BUKDFF VODKA 1 754. 29 WW

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