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FTPD officers run to help raise nearly $200K for Special Olympics New Jersey alongside departments across the state

June 12, 2021

SOMERSET, NJ – Franklin police officers participated in the 38th annual Special Olympics Torch Run today, taking advantage of the cooler, overcast weather to raise money to support Special Olympics New Jersey. The officers joined their colleagues from Highland Park, North Brunswick, New Brunswick and Woodbridge to raise money for the cause. 

Franklin officer Mathew Russo, who ...

Suspects Charged with Attempted Murder in May 23 Somerville Shooting

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Two suspects face attempted murder charges in connection with an early-morning shooting in a neighborhood May 23.

Miguel Hernandez, 37, a resident of Division Street, Somerville, and Ronnie Lyles, 51, of Hudson Street, Phillipsburg, Both are charged with two counts of 1st degree Attempted Murder and one count of 2nd degree Possession of a Weapon for an ...

Man arrested on gun charges, including possession of a high-capacity magazine, near Millstone Road in Franklin 

FRANKLIN TWP., N.J. – A 23-year-old New Brunswick man was arrested on multiple gun charges on May 20 near Millstone Road and Somerset Street, said Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. 

Robertson said that members of the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Organized Crime and Narcotics Task Force Street Crimes Unit along with members of the Franklin Township Police ...

New Brunswick man arrested on gun charges in Franklin 

FRANKLIN TWP., N.J. – A New Brunswick man was arrested near Millstone Road in Somerset after discarding a loaded handgun in a parking lot on Somerset Street in May, said police. 

Jared L. Washington, 23, was charged with possession of a handgun, certain persons not to possess a firearm and possession of hollow-point ammunition after the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office ...

Male, 17, Suffers Non-Life-Threatening Gunshot Injury at Heldrich Hotel

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A 17-year-old male ended up with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his ground and leg in a room at the Heldrich Hotel, police said.

The victim was treated at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, according to a release from the New Brunswick Police Department.

A source has told TAPinto New Brunswick that based on the injuries, it appears the victim ...

New Brunswick Police Issue Missing Person Alert for Missing Autistic Boy, 15

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – City police have issued a missing person alert for a 15-year-old autistic juvenile.

Ayman El Aroussi was last seen at about 4 p.m. in the area of Rutgers Village, near the East Brunswick border.

New Brunswick Police say he is about 6 feet tall and weighs about 300 pounds.

He was last seen wearing a blue shirt with an adidas logo, blue shorts and flip ...

Police Investigating Possible Shooting on Hamilton Street

FRANKLIN, NJ - The Franklin Township Police Department is investigating a possible shooting of a New Brunswick man, according to a news release. 

Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, says police were dispatched on Memorial Day at approximately 10:26 pm. 

"Franklin Township Police officers were dispatched to an area hospital for a wounded victim that was reportedly ...

Seatbelt Enforcement Increases Beginning Memorial Day

TRENTON — No seatbelt? “No excuses,” according to New Jersey state officials who are ramping up seat belt checks beginning May 24 through June 6. 

That means any motor vehicle driver or passenger caught without a seatbelt starting Monday will be issued a citation by local, county and state law agencies.

The state has even dedicated money toward the “Click ...

New Brunswick Police Issue Missing Person Alert for 13-year-old Girl

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Police have issued a missing person alert for a 13-year-old girl.

Sonia Bautista was last seen Tuesday, May 25 (today) at about 4:30 a.m., police said.

She is 5 feet tall, weighs 100 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes.

She was last seen in the area of French Street.

If you have information that can assist in helping safely locating Sonia, please call ...

New Brunswick Man Facing Two Counts of Attempted Murder

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A 22-year-old city man has been charged with attempted murder in connection with two recent shootings in New Brunswick.

Nelson Benitez was arrested on May 21 and is facing attempted murder, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and possession of an assault weapon in connection with a shooting that occurred May 17.

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Council Says No to Legal Weed in Piscataway, For Now

June 13, 2021

PISCATAWAY, NJ – With the ongoing debate over legalizing marijuana in New Jersey and what any guidelines would look like, on Thursday, the Piscataway Town Council passed an ordinance prohibiting the operation of any class of cannabis business within the township’s geographical boundaries.

The ban means medical and recreational cannabis establishments such as cultivators, ...

EBPD: Thieves Use Distractions to Rob Drivers

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Police Department has notified the public that a crew of thieves is operating in the local area. They watch unsuspecting shoppers or individuals withdrawing money from ATMs, then covertly slash a tire on their vehicle. Once the vehicle is disabled, they pretend to offer assistance. While appearing to render aid, a member of their crew will enter the ...

Passaic Valley High School Celebrates 80 Years of Excellence with Mayors Panel

June 9, 2021

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Executive Producer of East Main Media and TAPintoTV, Brian Brodeur, hosted a panel discussion to celebrate Passaic Valley Regional High School’s 80 Years of Excellence.

The panel was moderated by Alexandra Paese, Passaic Valley Class of 2021, and consisted of Totowa Mayor, John Coiro, Passaic Valley Class of 1977, Little Falls Mayor James Damiano, Passaic Valley Class ...

Council Says No to Legal Weed in Piscataway, For Now

June 13, 2021

PISCATAWAY, NJ – With the ongoing debate over legalizing marijuana in New Jersey and what any guidelines would look like, on Thursday, the Piscataway Town Council passed an ordinance prohibiting the operation of any class of cannabis business within the township’s geographical boundaries.

The ban means medical and recreational cannabis establishments such as cultivators, ...

EBPD: Thieves Use Distractions to Rob Drivers

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Police Department has notified the public that a crew of thieves is operating in the local area. They watch unsuspecting shoppers or individuals withdrawing money from ATMs, then covertly slash a tire on their vehicle. Once the vehicle is disabled, they pretend to offer assistance. While appearing to render aid, a member of their crew will enter the ...

Tyrone Stackhouse Projects Performs on Somerville's Summer Stage

June 5, 2021

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Tyrone Stackhouse Project, one of the busiest cover bands in central New Jersey, will take the stage Saturday night on the Division Street pedestrian mall for three hours beginning at 6 p.m. performing an eclectic mix of rock, funk, jazz, Motown, and R&B hits.

The free Summer Stage concert series sponsored by the Downtown Somerville Alliance presents live ...

Somerset County Real Estate Prices Soar 24% in April; Inventory Down

TRENTON, NJ — A dramatic decline in housing inventory contributed to a 20% increase in single-family home prices statewide compared to 2020, according to April data recently released by New Jersey Realtors. The rapid price increase follows predictions last month from real estate experts who told TAPinto the market is unlikely to slow down anytime soon. 

“The numbers ...

Tyrone Stackhouse Projects Performs on Somerville's Summer Stage

June 5, 2021

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Tyrone Stackhouse Project, one of the busiest cover bands in central New Jersey, will take the stage Saturday night on the Division Street pedestrian mall for three hours beginning at 6 p.m. performing an eclectic mix of rock, funk, jazz, Motown, and R&B hits.

The free Summer Stage concert series sponsored by the Downtown Somerville Alliance presents live ...

Somerset County Real Estate Prices Soar 24% in April; Inventory Down

TRENTON, NJ — A dramatic decline in housing inventory contributed to a 20% increase in single-family home prices statewide compared to 2020, according to April data recently released by New Jersey Realtors. The rapid price increase follows predictions last month from real estate experts who told TAPinto the market is unlikely to slow down anytime soon. 

“The numbers ...