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EDA Task Force: 'Special Interests' Benefited From Camden Tax Incentives

June 18, 2019

TRENTON, NJ — A searing report released Monday evening by a task force to investigate the state economic development programs showed that "special interests" were behind the central incentive legislation and influenced hundreds of millions in tax credits.

It was issued just minutes after a superior court judge in Mercer County denied a request from attorneys for South ...

Attorney Tries To Bring Loaded Handgun Into Middlesex County Courthouse

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - An attorney was arrested after he tried to bring a loaded handgun into the Middlesex County Superior Courthouse on Monday.

Mark B. Jander, 29, of Freehold, has been charged with one count of unlawful possession of a weapon, according to a statement released by Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Middlesex County Sheriff Mildred S. Scott.

Jander does not ...

East Brunswick Student Activists Speak Out Against Gun Violence

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rachel Gurevich wants new gun legislation on a national level.  So do her friends.  So do other students and citizens around the nation.  Last week, supporters of restrictive gun legislation around the country wore orange in support of revisiting current federal law.  Gurevich and other students brought their views to the Unitarian Society on Tices Lane to ...

Leah's Lemonade Stand Receives Fourth ValaircoCares $500 Donation to Benefit BHVRS

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Leah’s Lemonade Stand is the winner of the fourth ValaircoCares donation of $500.

As part of Valairco Heating and Cooling's 50th anniversary celebration, they have established the ValaircoCares program donating $500 each quarter to a charity or nonprofit. "This is our way of paying back to the communities that have been so ...

City Council Votes To Revoke Bar's Liquor License

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The City Council voted Wednesday night to revoke the liquor license of a bar where police said security guards were selling drugs.

Det. Ryan DeGraw, the city's Alcoholic Beverage Control officer, testified that cocaine, a gun and large sums of money were discovered the night in October 2018 when city police executed a search warrant on Mi Tierra bar at 14 Jersey ...

Highland Park Meeting To Discuss Children's Book Canceled Because Of Crowd Concerns

HIGHLAND PARK, NJ - A public hearing scheduled for last night to discuss the reading of a children's book that had been an unlikely flashpoint for controversy in the borough has been canceled due to "crowd control concerns."

"The library received feedback from residents, community leaders, and the police department about citizen safety and crowd control of numerous ...

Food Truck Festival Benefits Project Graduation at Franklin High School

June 12, 2019

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ -- The Second Annual Franklin Food Truck Festival was recently held at Franklin High School in Somerset, where proceeds benefited Project Graduation for the Class of 2019.

Related article: What is Project Graduation and How to Win Free Tickets

“We raise about $28,000 every year to host an event for the students,” said Nick DiMeglio, President of ...

EDA Task Force: 'Special Interests' Benefited From Camden Tax Incentives

June 18, 2019

TRENTON, NJ — A searing report released Monday evening by a task force to investigate the state economic development programs showed that "special interests" were behind the central incentive legislation and influenced hundreds of millions in tax credits.

It was issued just minutes after a superior court judge in Mercer County denied a request from attorneys for South ...

Attorney Tries To Bring Loaded Handgun Into Middlesex County Courthouse

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - An attorney was arrested after he tried to bring a loaded handgun into the Middlesex County Superior Courthouse on Monday.

Mark B. Jander, 29, of Freehold, has been charged with one count of unlawful possession of a weapon, according to a statement released by Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Middlesex County Sheriff Mildred S. Scott.

Jander does not ...

East Brunswick Student Activists Speak Out Against Gun Violence

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rachel Gurevich wants new gun legislation on a national level.  So do her friends.  So do other students and citizens around the nation.  Last week, supporters of restrictive gun legislation around the country wore orange in support of revisiting current federal law.  Gurevich and other students brought their views to the Unitarian Society on Tices Lane to ...

Big Hix Pays Tribute to Country/Western Music and Ol’ Glory June 14

June 14, 2019

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Big Hix, a country/western tribute band, was born on the balcony of a Red Roof Inn at the Jersey shore just months after Super Storm Sandy ravaged the coastline almost five years ago.

Dale Toth, guitarist, lead vocalist and co-founder of the band was living in a room at the hotel temporarily, a refugee from the devastating storm. He was visited that day by Pemberton ...

188 Neglected Dogs Seized From Owner Brought to Somerset Regional Animal Shelter

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Regional Animal Shelter  is caring for 188 dogs removed from a location in Hunterdon County where they were living in squalid conditions, according to authorities

The dogs were removed from the home Tuesday, with assistance from the Monmouth County SPCA which said the dogs seem to have had limited human contact and minimal to no veterinary care.

Brian ...

Youth Groups Anxious to Play at Apex Sports Facility

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - With the first phase set to open this fall, Apex Sports & Events has signed on a few local groups looking to bring programming to the state-of-the-art facility.

Hillsborough Parks and Recreation, the Junior Raiders, Hillsborough Soccer Club, and Leading Edge Lacrosse will be among the organizations that will have a large presence at the complex starting in ...

Big Hix Pays Tribute to Country/Western Music and Ol’ Glory June 14

June 14, 2019

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Big Hix, a country/western tribute band, was born on the balcony of a Red Roof Inn at the Jersey shore just months after Super Storm Sandy ravaged the coastline almost five years ago.

Dale Toth, guitarist, lead vocalist and co-founder of the band was living in a room at the hotel temporarily, a refugee from the devastating storm. He was visited that day by Pemberton ...

188 Neglected Dogs Seized From Owner Brought to Somerset Regional Animal Shelter

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Regional Animal Shelter  is caring for 188 dogs removed from a location in Hunterdon County where they were living in squalid conditions, according to authorities

The dogs were removed from the home Tuesday, with assistance from the Monmouth County SPCA which said the dogs seem to have had limited human contact and minimal to no veterinary care.

Brian ...