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Two Elizabeth Residents Arrested in Massive Child Trafficking and Child Pornography Sting

December 1, 2017

TRENTON, NJ – Arrests have been made in a massive operation that stretched from New Jersey to California, that targeted sex offenders, and persons possessing child pornography was announced today by Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino.

Arrests of 79 child predators and child pornography offenders in “Operation Safety Net,” a nine-month, multi-agency child protection ...

Fanwood Police Officer with Law Enforcement Team in Puerto Rico Finds Misery and Optimism

FANWOOD, NJ -- Like many other visitors to post-hurricane Puerto Rico, Fanwood Police Officer Elliott Bernard says the images seen on TV and online simply don’t capture the enormity of the damage, even two months after the storm. Roads with giant fissures, downed utility poles, epic food and water shortages and the lack of power make day to day life exhausting.

“Every day, you ...

Edison Residents Receive Racist School Board Election Postcards

EDISON, NJ - Township residents on Wednesday received racist school board campaign mailers targeting two members of the Board of Education.

The flyers state that Chinese and Indian residents are “taking over” the School Board. Jerry Shi and Falguni Patel, candidates for the Board of Education, are pictured on the campaign mailers with the word "deport" ...

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 ...

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 White supremacist recruitment posters were found across campus, and while a food science professor was accused of sharing dozens of anti-Semitic ...

Students calling for removal of food science professor behind anti-Semitic Facebook posts

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Student activists are pushing for the suspension of a professor who has allegedly posted dozens of outrageously anti-Semitic posts on his Facebook profile.

The petition, started by Rutgers first-year-student Miriam Waghalter, asks that the university take “swift action” against Michael Chikindas, a microbiology professor at the food science department, for a ...

White supremacist recruitment posters found across Rutgers campus

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Students have reportedly been finding flyers for an alleged white supremacist group, Identity Evropa, across campus since the morning of Monday, October 24, though the flyers have been removed across campus, university officials said.

Rutgers junior Christopher Leet posted two videos detailing a flyer on the campus EE bus, which read “Black Lives Don’t ...

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newark joins statewide hurricane relief effort for Puerto Rico

NEWARK, NJ - Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newark (HFHGN) has announced a partnership with “New Jersey for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief” (NJ4PR), created by leaders of the state's Puerto Rican community in a statewide effort to help the people of Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

More than half a million New Jerseyans claim Puerto Rican ancestry, with ...

Bramnick Holds Q & A, Advises Cranford Residents Against 750 Walnut to Hire Legal Counsel

CRANFORD, NJ – Assemblyman Jon Bramnick (R-21) encouraged residents against high density housing developments to hire land use attorneys during Wednesday night’s forum.

Mayor Thomas Hannen Jr. and Commissioners Mary O’Connor and Andis Kalnins joined approximately 40 Cranford residents in the private room of Kilkenny House to discuss the issue, namely Hartz Mountain’s ...

Jets Kickoff PLAY 60 Program Set For Elizabeth Public School Students

ELIZABETH, NJ--The New York Jets will kickoff their PLAY 60 program on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, the event will be equipped by Modell’s with more than 4,000 fourth and fifth-grade students from Elizabeth Public Schools. Led by Taneka Bowles, wife of Elizabeth, NJ, native, Todd Bowles, students will be given a presentation introducing them to the PLAY 60 program.

Participants will ...

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