Somerset County Student Escorted from School; Loaded Gun Found in Backpack

March 17, 2018

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - A 17-year-old high school student was escorted from school yesterday by police who found a loaded 9mm semi-automatic pistol in his back pack along with narcotics, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Robertson said the initial investigation by law enforcement revealed that there were no known threats to the students or faculty; he commended the ...

Hillary Clinton to Speak at Rutgers on Mar 29 - Sign Up for Tickets on Mar 12

NEW BRUNSWICK - Hillary Rodham Clinton will discuss American democracy and its institutions, her political career and her role in the women’s political movement during a public conversation March 29 hosted by the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University-New Brunswick.

Clinton, a former U.S. secretary of state, U.S. senator and presidential candidate, ...

Hate Symbol Found at a Westfield Elementary School

WESTFIELD, NJ — Parents and members of the Westfield community are reacting to word that a swastika was found in a bathroom at Franklin Elementary School Wednesday.

The school’s principal, Eileen Cambria, sent a letter to parents (shared with TAPinto Westfield by the district), in which she said that there was a “disturbing graffiti symbol scratched on a small section of a ...

Franklin High School Student, 17, Taken into Custody with Handgun at School

SOMERSET, NJ - A 17-year-old male Franklin High School student was taken into custody and charged with possession of a firearm, according to a news release. 

"On Friday, Feb. 23, at approximately 11:30 a.m., members of the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Organized Crime and Narcotics Task Force received information that a male student at Franklin Township High School was ...

Woman Found Deceased in Montclair, ECPO Confirms

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Did a bus fatally strike a female in Montclair on Saturday evening? According to published reports, a DeCamp bus may have been responsible for the fatal strike of a woman in her mid 20's. 

The incident occurred near the intersection of Mt. Hebron Rd. and Grove St., confirmed Katherine Carter of the Essex County Prosecutor's ...

Springfield Acupuncturist Charged with Sexual Assault of Patient

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan and Springfield Police Chief John Cook jointly announced Friday that Edward Raskin, 55, of Chatham Township, Morris County was charged with second-degree sexual assault and fourth-degree criminal sexual contact.

Raskin is a Springfield-based acupuncturist and was arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a patient in his ...

Shouts of Racial Slurs Bring Police to New Jersey Movie Theatre

SPARTA, NJ – Sparta police were called to the New Vision Sparta Theater on Sunday night because of a woman shouting slurs in a screening of Black Panther.

Former New Jersey Assembly candidate Michael Grace was in the theater when two people started yelling racial slurs including “look at these ‘n-word’” and “can you believe these ...

Elizabeth Schools Report One Student Has Died from Flu Virus

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Elizabeth School District has reported that one student has died from Influenza (Flu).

“It is with great sadness that I must report to you that the Elizabeth School District has lost one of its own,”  Elizabeth Superintendent of Schools Olga Hugelmeyer wrote in a letter to parents over the weekend. 

The Superintendent's letter is ...

Rutgers-New Brunswick to Exhibit Papers of Sen. Frank Lautenberg

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Frank Lautenberg, New Jersey’s longest-serving U.S. senator, left an outsize imprint on state politics and national policy by the time he died while in office, in 2013.

His papers, now curated and maintained by the Rutgers University Libraries, encompass 2,250 boxes of hats, buttons, campaign stickers, vinyl records, paper documents and other artifacts that, laid end ...

#MeToo Founder Tarana Burke Coming to Rutgers​ Feb. 12​

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - For over a decade, women’s rights activist Tarana Burke has been using the phrase “Me Too” to bring light to sexual abuse faced by women of color.

Burke had been using the phrase years before Twitter and before the concept of hashtags, and instead the term was passed around on MySpace.

A decade later, Burke was named one of the “silence ...

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