Murphy’s Puerto Rico Relief Commission Looks to Connect Families to Resources

March 21, 2018

PERTH AMBOY - Stephanie Márquez-Villafañe, president of the student-based Puerto Rican action group Rutgers Unión Estudiantil Puertorriqueña, offers a sobering assessment of New Jersey’s Puerto Rican student community in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, the worst hurricane to hit the U.S. territory in recorded history.

"University students have ...

Indonesians Taking Sanctuary in Highland Park Church to Return Home,

HIGHLAND PARK, NJ - Three Indonesian Christians taking sanctuary in a Highland Park church will be able to return home, after a federal judge issued an order halting their deportation.

Late Friday night, U.S. district judge Esther Salas issued a temporary restraining order to Immigrations and Custom Enforcement (ICE) agents, preventing them from moving forward with any deportation attempts of ...

Rutgers Historians Collecting 2018 Women's March Signs

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Believe it or not, we’re living through history right now. That’s why the Rutgers University Libraries want to collect artifacts and memorabilia from the present day.

People who took part in Saturday's women's march in Morristown, or one of the "sister" marches across the state can consider donating their signs and protest memorabilia to ...

East Brunswick: "Pep Boys" To Pay $80,00 Over Allegations of Pricing Violations

TRENTON, NJ - The local Pep Boys site in East Brunswick, along wih several others around the state, has been found to have violated merchandise pricing laws, resulting in a hefty fine issued by the state.

Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and the Division of Consumer Affairs announced that “Pep Boys,” the auto parts and service retail chain, has agreed to revise its ...

East Brunswick's Nancy Pinkin Rises in Murphy Administration

TRENTON, NJ - Local assemblywoman and former East Brunswick Township Council Member Nancy J. Pinkin was named today as head of the Environmental and Solid Waste Committee by newly-installed Speaker Craig Coughlin.  Pinkin will serve under the new administration led by incoming Governor Philip J. Murphy, the Democrat elected this past November.

Recently, Pinkin's bill requiring ...

Dog Dies after Grooming at Raritan PetSmart; SPCA and Family Seek Answers

RARITAN TWP., NJ – This is a story about Scruffles and it is not a happy one.

Scruffles was an 8-year-old bulldog, a pet loved by Danielle DiNapoli and her family. Their story has gone viral on Facebook with more than 14,000 shares and nearly 10,000 comments, leading DiNapoli to create a “Justice for Scruffles” Facebook page.

DiNapoli said she just wants answers. She ...

White Supremacist Group Posts Anti-immigration Flyers around New Brunswick

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -  Police are investigating white supremacist flyers which were posted on George Street in downtown New Brunswick on the afternoon on December 6. 

The flyers allege "white Americans" have a "civic duty" to report undocumented immigrants to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Included at the bottom of the flyer is the number to the US ...

Holmdel Mourns Tragic Death of High School Junior Who Collapsed During Lacrosse Game

HOLMDEL, N.J. - A GoFundMe site was launched Monday by the Holmdel Lacrosse Team to support the family of their friend, classmate and teammate Jack Dowd, who tragically passed away after collapsing at a lacrosse game at Rutgers University. You can find it and assist the family by clicking here:


On Sunday, September ...

South Brunswick: Residents Discuss Strategy To Block Trap Rock Quarry Gas Pipeline Project

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – When it comes to blocking Williams' Northeast Supply Enhancement project and proposed natural gas Compressor Station 206, which would be located near Trap Rock Industries' Kingston quarry, numbers count, according to a panel of state environmental activists.

More than 150 people from South Brunswick and Franklin townships came out Thursday night to the South ...

Mega Millions Rolls to $70 Million for Sept. 8 Drawing

TRENTON, NJ - With no winner for Tuesday night's Mega Millions jackpot, the top prize for the Friday September 8 drawing rolls to $70 million. Tickets will remain on sale through 10:45 p.m. Friday night so the jackpot will grow. 

There were no winners of the Mega Millions jackpot, second or third-tier prizes for the Tuesday, Sept. 5 drawing, 18 players matched ...

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