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BREAKING: Charges against Senator Menendez to be dropped

January 31, 2018

NEW JERSEY - According to numerous news reports, corruption and bribery charges against U.S. Senator Bob Menendez are being dropped by the Justice Department. Senator Menendez released the following statement through his Communications Director, Tricia Enright:

“From the very beginning, I never wavered in my innocence and my belief that justice would prevail. I am grateful that the ...

NJ Rep. Lance Uninjured in GOP Amtrak Crash

CROZET, Va. – New Jersey Rep. Leonard Lance, R-7th, was uninjured in the crash of an Amtrak train on its way to a GOP retreat in West Virginia Wednesday, one day after President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address.

Lance tweeted his spokesman, John Byers, immediately following the collision that involved a garbage truck stuck on the rail line.

The message from Lance ...

Legislation Expected to Allow Multi-Secondary School District to Have Combined Football Team

TRENTON, N.J. – Ground-breaking changes to the state’s high school athletic program are about to hit the desk of Gov. Chris Christie.

According to legislation passed by both the state assembly and senate on Monday, local high schools that are a part of a multi-secondary school district will now be allowed to combine teams in any sport if either school has trouble fielding a ...

State Unveils $786K Grant to Local Opioid Recovery Center

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Solutions to the state’s opioid crisis have landed in the lap of The Center for Great Expectations, an outpatient drug rehab center which operates in New Brunswick and across Middlesex, Somerset and Hunterdon counties.

The center is being armed with a $786,524 grant to provide treatment services for opioid-dependent pregnant and postpartum women and older adults, NJ ...

Ciattarelli Signs Off on Six Years of Public Service in NJ State Assembly

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Township resident Jack Ciattarelli, who gave up the opportunity to run for reelection as state Assemblyman when he announced his candidacy for governor in the Republican Primary, is winding down his six years of service representing the 16th Assembly District, which includes 14 municipalities in Somerset, Middlesex, Mercer and Hunterdon counties.

Ciattarelli lost the June ...

Freight Train Derailment in Union; Raritan Train Station Service Suspended

UNION, NJ - A freight train derailed in Union at about 2:15 p.m. this afternoon, and Raritan Borough Police say train service is suspended at the Raritan Train Station until further notice because of it.

Preliminary details indicate that the train derailed past the Union Train Station.  According to Township of Union Business Administrator, the freight train contained 141 cars.  ...

Rutgers president addresses controversial bias incidents, says they're protected by ​First ​Amendment

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers President Robert Barchi stood by his affirmation ​of​ the First Amendment, saying those ​protections ​extend to ​the recent rash of ​anti-Semitism on campus.

At the November 16 student government town hall, Barchi​ noted the protections to incidents such as the anti-Semitic posts allegedly shared on the Facebook of a food science professor, the ...

Rutgers receiving $34M art donation and $10M endowment, its largest gift ever,

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University is receiving a prestigious art collection valued at nearly $34 million, its largest single donation ever, the university announced on Thursday.

The collection comprises 17,300 pieces of Soviet nonconformist art, given to the university by Nancy Dodge, the widow of economist and art collector Norton Dodge.

Rutgers will put the works on display at ...

Swastika found painted outside Rutgers dining hall

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A  Nazi swastika was found gratified on the outside of Stonier Hall​, near the Brower Commons dining hall, over​ the Halloween weekend, university officials confirmed.

The latest incident comes less than a week after​ W​hite supremacist recruitment posters were found across campus, and while a food science professor was ​accused of sharing dozens of ...

In Westfield, Raritan Valley Rail Coalition Gives Updates on One-Seat Ride

WESTFIELD, NJ —  Raritan Valley Rail Coalition Chairman Peter Palmer spoke about the possibility of a one-seat ride on the train line during peak hours at the RVRC meeting held Monday morning at the Westfield Municipal Building.

“The news is not good,” Palmer said.

According to Palmer, in order to gain any progress on the one-seat ride initiative, Penn ...

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