Other NJ News

November 12, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Police are investigating the shooting of a man Sunday night in the southern end of the city off Route 27. Shortly after 9 p.m. police responded to reports of a shooting near Henry Street, and officers located the victim on How Lane in North Brunswick, authorities ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Police are investigating a shooting that occurred Monday leaving one man wounded. Authorities said the 22-year-old victim, a city resident, was shot about 6:40 p.m. on the 100 block of Throop Avenue. Officers were responding to reports of gunshots at that location when ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - Township police continue their investigation into four separate reports of a naked man exposing himself outside residences throughout the township. Police confirmed an incident that occurred on Sept. 14 involves the same man as the most recent incident, which occurred ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Police are seeking help from the public in finding a missing city woman who is considered "at-risk" and is on medication. Elnora Douglas, 53, was last seen Oct. 24, 2018, in the area of Neilson Steet. Police said Douglas has attempted suicide in the past and takes ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Police issued an alert seeking help in finding a 24-year-old South Brunswick man, who was reported missing by his family Friday morning. Authorities said Mahmoud Younes age 24 was last seen Friday morning at a friend's house in North Brunswick.   Police say Younes is ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Police issued an alert seeking help in finding a 14-year-old girl who has been missing more than two weeks. Authorities said Keisi Reyes Melendez was last seen in New Brunswick on Oct. 8. She is described as 5-feet, 4-inches tall and weighing 120 pounds. Police urge ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Somerset County Prosecutor Michael Robertson, and the Bridgewater Township Police Department are investigating a bank robbery that occurred at the Peapack-Gladstone Bank, on East Main Street, Oct. 23. According to Robertson, at about 12:10 p.m. Oct. 23, the police department ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Parents and other city residents filled the halls of Paul Robeson Community School on Thursday night to celebrate the re-opening of the building after a two-year expansion and renovation. Students performed dance works and showed off their art for the adults who came to see ...

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Charter school leaders and their advocates are gathering in Newark Thursday morning for their annual conference amid a new reality: the state's top elected official—unlike his predecessor—is not a strong supporter of the alternative public schools that have taken root over the last two decades in ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Members of the local community are expressing their outrage over racist, anti-Semitic and vulgar graffiti that was spray-painted on the outside of Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School sometime before the weekend began.  Pictures of the offensive messages spread rapidly ...

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RARITAN, NJ - The new Quick Chek, off the Somerville Circle in Raritan, held a special ribbon cutting Monday to celebrate the grand opening of the new store. The official opening date for the store is Tuesday, Oct. 2. On hand to celebrate the grand opening were Raritan Mayor Charles McMullin, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Rutgers University student was struck and killed by a car, as he lost his footing and stumbled onto George Street on Friday night, police said. Police said Cory Aufiero, 19, a Rutgers student from Colts Neck, lost his footing at 9:30 p.m. on George Street, near Albany and ...

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NEWARK, NJ - When Jaheem Burks was shot six times in January, his coach at Malcolm X Shabazz High School didn’t think the teen would live - let alone ever play football again. “He looked at me with the coldest stare and said, ‘I’m gonna play this year,’” recalled Shabazz High School Bulldogs ...

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READINGTON, NJ - An investigation into two deaths here first reported yesterday has revealed it was a murder-suicide, according to, Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III. The incident is a result of domestic violence, he said. Readington police were dispatched to a Readington Road ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers police issued an alert after a man was mugged and beaten by a group of men early Friday morning. The victim, who was described as being affiliated with the university, was walking on Senior Street between Sicard and Wyckoff streets about 2 a.m. when a male approached ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ -- As many Americans mourn the recent passing of Senator John McCain, Piscataway Mayor Brian Wahler expressed his condolences and reflected on a time when they once met. The six-term Senator from Arizona was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor last July and on Friday his ...

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UNION, NJ – Township officials have distanced themselves from any connection to a new billboard on Morris Avenue bashing President Donald Trump. According to a social media post by the Township, officials informed residents that “while we take these matters seriously, billboards are privately ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The family of a former South Plainfield resident killed in a hit and run earlier this month is looking for answers and is offering a cash reward for information that leads to identifying the driver.   “We are pleading with the public. [Whoever did this] is somebody’s ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - UPDATE - The Freehold Police Department issued the following statement on its Facebook page: The Freehold Township Police are pleased to announce that the two reported missing juveniles have been located. Both juveniles were found in New Brunswick, NJ and are safe. The ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A group of parents is appealing to the state Supreme Court to hear their case challenging state laws that require newer teachers be laid off first without considering job performance.   The case, filed in 2016, has already been dismissed by the state superior and appellate ...

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