NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ–The Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders held an unusually short and possibly unlawful conference meeting on March 2.

At the start of the meeting, they listened to a quick presentation from Wilentz Goldman & Spitzer Chairman John A. Hoffman, Esq. about an open space purchase listed on the consent agenda for approval at the board's next meeting.

The presentation was the only business conducted.

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EDISON, NJ–Middlesex County College students will pay a little more for their classes next semester, after the college's Board of Trustees approved a modest increase in tuition at their February 25 meeting.

Tuition will go up $2 per credit to $106 for in-county students, and $4 per credit to $212 for out-of-county students. MCC does not charge an out-of-state rate.

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EDISON, NJ–A veterans’ benefits information session is being hosted by the Middlesex County College Center for Veterans Services on Monday, March 2 at 11 am in Room 101 of Edison Hall.

The event will feature staff from veteran’s organizations, providing information on veterans’ benefits, resources and services, including healthcare, educational benefits, vocational rehabilitation services, county veteran’s benefits and the offerings of the Trenton Vet Center.

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EDISON, NJ–Two 22-year-old men were arrested February 24 and charged in connection with the death of 17-year-old girl named Rose Carlin, of Fords.

Carlin was found dead at the Hilton Garden Inn at Raritan Center one day earlier, on February 23.

Press releases from the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office indicated that a drug overdose was suspected as the cause of death. Authorities said that an official cause of death will not be available until completion of an autopsy and toxicologically testing.

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EDISON, NJ–The Edison Township Education Association will be hosting their fifth annual charity volleyball tournament on Wednesday, February 25 at 6pm at J.P. Stevens High School, located at 855 Grove Avenue.

Tickets are available at the door and the proceeds go towards five charities chosen by the teachers' union.  There will be one team for each school in the district and a team for administration.

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