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New Brunswick man killed while attempting to cross Route 18

September 19, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A 45-year-old city man was struck and fatally injured while attempting to cross Route 18 in New Brunswick early this morning.

Christoph Freese was attempting to cross Route 18 near Commercial Avenue Tuesday, at 4:52 a.m. when he was struck by a 2006 red Dodge Charger driven by a 32-year-old man from Woodbridge, according to police.

The Dodge Charger was heading ...

State Board of Education Postpones Vote on PARCC Rollbacks

TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Board of Education postponed a controversial proposal to cut back on standardized tests in certain grades and subjects, just minutes before it was set to vote on the plan.

The decision put off the vote was a setback to Gov. Phil Murphy, who campaigned on eliminating the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessment on "day ...

Three men beat, rob New Brunswick man; police issue alert

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A city resident was beaten by three armed assailants who took the victim back to his apartment and stole property and narcotics, Rutgers police said in an alert today.

They said New Brunswick police are investigating the robbery, which occurred Monday about 10:30 p.m., when the victim, who is not affiliated with the university went to a prearranged meeting on Robinson ...

Review, Refresh Your Hurricane Preparedness Plans, Kits State OEM Advises

The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management is keeping a close eye on Hurricane Florence, which at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7 was located about 1,200 miles southeast of Bermuda. The track remains uncertain but it is a reminder that it is still hurricane season.

The risk of Florence impacting the East Coast has increased. If and exactly when and where still remains very uncertain at this point.

Little Shop Of Horrors Opens September 14: Production to Kick Off Theater Troupe’s 60th Season

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ  - Playhouse 22, East Brunswick’s Community Theater, presents Little Shop of Horrors, a musical by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken.  The show runs September 14 through September 30.  

A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical Little Shop of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatergoers for over 30 ...

Jazz Aficionados Flock to Central New Jersey for 3-Day Music Festival

SOMERVILLE, NJ  -  All that jazz started here ten years ago, and has since found a home in two other central New Jersey locations, a three-day festival of live music, visual arts and fine dining expected to draw thousands of jazz fans from throughout the tri-state region.

Founded in 2008, the Somerville Jazz Festival has grown in sophistication, drawing top-flight talent and a loyal ...

State Sen. Ron Rice Emerges as Leading Opponent of Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

HILLSIDE, NJ - While New Jersey lurches toward legalizing recreational marijuana, one Newark lawmaker is leading the conversation against it. 

State Sen. Ron Rice (D-Essex), who on Monday hosted a town hall in Hillside, believes the current legalization bill would lead to more foreclosures in Newark, drive up the health care costs and do little to address the racial disparities in ...

Union Township Takes Stance on Trump Billboard

UNION, NJ – In response to the continuing controversy surrounding a Trump-bashing billboard on Morris Avenue, the Union Township Committee unanimously passed a resolution denouncing it at Tuesday night’s Committee meeting.

Mayor Suzette Cavadas read from the resolution: “It has come to the Township Committee’s attention that a new billboard exists on Morris Avenue that, ...

Human Remains Found Near River, Hunterdon Prosecutor Says

FLEMINGTON, NJ – Someone walking along a flood susceptible island on the Delaware River here on Monday found human remains, according to a press release issued this afternoon by Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III .

Kearns described the discovery as “skeletal remains.” The person who discovered the remains reported the finding to Frenchtown police, he ...

Central Jersey Jazz Festival Opens in Flemington Sept. 14

FLEMINGTON, NJ – The annual Central Jersey Jazz Festival will open here on Friday, Sept. 14.

The free three-day event will continue on Saturday in New Brunswick and Somerville on Sunday.

The Flemington event is produced and hosted by Flemington Community Partnership. It will be held rain or shine at the old Historic Courthouse on Main Street from 6 to 10 p.m.

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