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Gang Members Charged In Massive Crime Spree

December 14, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Police charged seven “major gang” members with a series of serious crimes spanning several communities including the Oct. 15 robbery of the BP Gas Station on Route 27 where the attendant was shot and critically injured, officials announced Wednesday afternoon.

The arrest of the seven members of a major gang, came following an extensive investigation of a ...

Rutgers to Raise Minimum Wage to $11 an Hour for Student Workers

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University will be raising the campus-wide minimum wage to $11 an hour, university president Robert Barchi announced in a campus-wide email on December 11.

The move comes as a partial victory for the local labor rights group, Rutgers United Students Against Sweatshops​ (RUSAS)​, wh​ich ha​s​ been campaigning for a $15 minimum wage.

Right now, the ...

Freight Train Derailment in Union; Raritan Train Station Service Suspended

UNION, NJ - A freight train derailed in Union at about 2:15 p.m. this afternoon, and Raritan Borough Police say train service is suspended at the Raritan Train Station until further notice because of it.

Preliminary details indicate that the train derailed past the Union Train Station.  According to Township of Union Business Administrator, the freight train contained 141 cars.  ...

Arrests in Massive Child Trafficking and Pornography Sting

TRENTON, NJ – Arrests have been made in a massive operation that stretched from New Jersey to California, 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 initiative ...

Nanny Charged with Abuse of Nine-Month-Old Bernards Infant

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ – A 38-year-old Paterson woman has been charged with abusing a nine-month-old infant from Bernards Township, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Laura M. Gonzalez of East 22nd Street, Paterson, has been charged with second degree endangering the welfare of a child, and fourth degree child abuse.

The Somerset County ...

Updated: Former Westfield Gymnastics Instructor Charged with Sexual Assault of Child

ELIZABETH, NJ — A former instructor is accused of sexually assaulting a 7-year-old student at Surgent’s Elite School of Gymnastics in Westfield over the course of more than six months, acting Union County Prosecutor Thomas K. Isenhour announced Wednesday.

Jorge Rodriguez, 34, formerly of Elizabeth and currently of Boston, has been charged with second-degree sexual assault ...

FBI Searching Woods for Missing Teens in Stafford

STAFFORD - The FBI was actively searching in the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge on Mayetta Landing Road in Stafford Township during the morning hours of Tuesday.

No official wod on what the FBI is looking for in the woods, but rumors are circulating that they are looking for the bodies of two teens, Steven Anderson of Westville, age 17 and 12-year-old ...

Details Emerge on Fatal Car Crash on Springfield Avenue

UNION, NJ – The deadly crash of a shoplifting suspect began at about 4:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon when police were summoned to the Target/Whole Foods stores on Vauxhall Road to assist with a shoplifter resisting arrest.

According to Union police, officers attempted to arrest the suspect, who was violently resisting, shouting he has AIDS.  The suspect bit one of the officers and ...

Manhole Cover Explosion on Bloomfield Ave. Rattles Sleeping Montclair Neighborhood

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair firefighters rushed to the area near 316 Bloomfield Avenue after neighbors reported hearing an explosion around 1 a.m. on Sunday.

Upon investigation, firefighters discovered that a manhole cover had exploded and requested the assistance of PSE&G officials.

Beth Harper, a spokesperson for PSE&G, said, "The explosion was caused by ...

Rutgers Law Students Offer Free Assistance to Voters on Election Day

Essex County voters who get turned down to vote next Tuesday, November 7, at their polling places can receive free legal assistance from students at Rutgers Law School in Newark.

If an Essex County resident goes to vote on Election Day and is not permitted to cast their ballot on the voting machine at a polling place, that voter can appear before a judge to obtain a court order allowing them ...

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