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Franklin Township

Launch of New Flavor in Town

July 22, 2017

FRANKLIN PARK, NJ - Locally-owned restaurateurs, Ariene and Arman Wilson, are pleased to announce the opening of Down Home Cookin & Catering, the only soul food restaurant in town. They are conveniently located in Dabs Plaza, 3029 Highway 27, Suite #3, Franklin Park, NJ 08823.

The owners of Down Home Cookin & Catering, both raised in the area, grew up eating at the same place they now ...

South Brunswick Police Save Infant From Locked, Hot Car

July 20, 2017

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Officers averted tragedy in Thursday’s sweltering heat when they saved an 18-month-old accidentally locked in a vehicle.

The incident took place at 11:20 a.m. Thursday at the Nassau Square townhouse complex when a mother and her 18-month-old daughter stopped to drop something off at a friend’s house.

The unidentified mother told arriving officers that ...

Fifty Years After Newark Burned, Gates Tell Story of Changing Landscape

Two downtown corners, one block apart, offer a dramatic example of how much Newark has changed in 50 years.

On the corner of Halsey Street and Branford Place are two restaurants and two clothing stores, all of which have one thing in common: corrugated metal shutters, pulled down every evening after closing time. 

To mark the 50th Anniversary of the Newark riots, ...

North Brunswick Man Saves Crashed Motorist From Fiery Wreck

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – The quick actions of a Federal Express delivery driver saved a crash victim Thursday evening after he flipped his car on Ridge Road, causing it to catch fire, police said.

According to police, the incident took place at 8:28 p.m. Thursday evening when police received several 911 calls of a motor vehicle accident involving an overturned vehicle that was on fire on ...

Assembly Leader: Legislators Should be Fined $1,000 for State Shutdown

TRENTON, N. – Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick said Friday he supports legislation to retroactively pay state employees furloughed during the recent three-day state government shutdown, but adds that legislators’ salary should be reduced $1,000 this year.

“State workers were furloughed through no fault of their own. They were willing to work. They deserve to ...

Nurse Arrested for Allegedly Sexually Assaulting ER Patients

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — A registered nurse has been arrested on sexual assault charges allegedly involving two different patients in Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital’s emergency room, according to an announcement from the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office and New Brunswick’s police director.

Wilber Hernandez, 29, of Perth Amboy, was arrested today, July 13, and ...

Witnesses to history reflect on Newark riots 50 years later

Part 1 of a series on the 50th Anniversary of the Newark riots

During the riots that exploded in Newark 50 years ago today, Junius Williams was a young Yale law student working over the summer as a community activist in the city.

On the first night, Williams and his friends were driving around the city to check things out when they were pulled over by Newark police. They ...

South Brunswick Police Save Infant From Locked, Hot Car

July 20, 2017

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Officers averted tragedy in Thursday’s sweltering heat when they saved an 18-month-old accidentally locked in a vehicle.

The incident took place at 11:20 a.m. Thursday at the Nassau Square townhouse complex when a mother and her 18-month-old daughter stopped to drop something off at a friend’s house.

The unidentified mother told arriving officers that ...

Fifty Years After Newark Burned, Gates Tell Story of Changing Landscape

Two downtown corners, one block apart, offer a dramatic example of how much Newark has changed in 50 years.

On the corner of Halsey Street and Branford Place are two restaurants and two clothing stores, all of which have one thing in common: corrugated metal shutters, pulled down every evening after closing time. 

To mark the 50th Anniversary of the Newark riots, ...

North Brunswick Man Saves Crashed Motorist From Fiery Wreck

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – The quick actions of a Federal Express delivery driver saved a crash victim Thursday evening after he flipped his car on Ridge Road, causing it to catch fire, police said.

According to police, the incident took place at 8:28 p.m. Thursday evening when police received several 911 calls of a motor vehicle accident involving an overturned vehicle that was on fire on ...

Volunteers Needed to Assemble Care Packages for US Troops Overseas

July 18, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ  - Volunteers are needed to assemble personal care packages that will be shipped to US troops deployed around the world on Saturday, July 22, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at TD Bank Ballpark.

The Somerset Patriots and Operation Shoebox New Jersey will host the event; members of the Patriots are expected to help out packing boxes.

Volunteers will form an assembly line and fill gallon ...

Somerville Pedestrian Struck by Car Dies in Hospital

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A borough resident crossing East Main Street near the intersection of Loeser Avenue was struck by a car and later died at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick Saturday night.

The victim, 62-year-old Charles Evans II of Fairview Avenue, was hit by a car driven by 46-year-old South Bound Brook resident Todd Sarboukh, according to Somerville Police Traffic ...

Volunteers Needed to Assemble Care Packages for US Troops Overseas

July 18, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ  - Volunteers are needed to assemble personal care packages that will be shipped to US troops deployed around the world on Saturday, July 22, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at TD Bank Ballpark.

The Somerset Patriots and Operation Shoebox New Jersey will host the event; members of the Patriots are expected to help out packing boxes.

Volunteers will form an assembly line and fill gallon ...

Somerville Pedestrian Struck by Car Dies in Hospital

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A borough resident crossing East Main Street near the intersection of Loeser Avenue was struck by a car and later died at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick Saturday night.

The victim, 62-year-old Charles Evans II of Fairview Avenue, was hit by a car driven by 46-year-old South Bound Brook resident Todd Sarboukh, according to Somerville Police Traffic ...

South Brunswick Police Save Infant From Locked, Hot Car

July 20, 2017

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Officers averted tragedy in Thursday’s sweltering heat when they saved an 18-month-old accidentally locked in a vehicle.

The incident took place at 11:20 a.m. Thursday at the Nassau Square townhouse complex when a mother and her 18-month-old daughter stopped to drop something off at a friend’s house.

The unidentified mother told arriving officers that ...