New Brunswick News

November 12, 2018

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Police are seeking help from the public to identify a "Peeping Tom" who has exposed himself and been sighted naked in the vicinity of residents' homes. Four sightings have been reported since July 31; police say it is the same person in at least two of those incidents. The ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - In a phased approach to creating a sustainable, contemporary community, Mayor Brad Cohen and the Township of East Brunswick dedicated the newly-completed bike paths in locations that allow residents to safer and easier access to schools, parks, and houses of worship.  Cohen ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – SOMA, an upscale new rental building alongside the NJ Transit Raritan Valley Line, is on pace to make a late 2018 debut, according to its developer Sterling Properties. Construction is nearly complete on the luxury four-story building which will feature a mix of 69 studio, one- ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK – Now that November is in full swing, leaves turning colors, air is cool and crisp and the holiday season is fast approaching.  You know what that means? Festive events, festive events, festive events! Tuesday, November 13 New Brunswick Jazz Project – Emerging Artists Night & ...

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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 - With flags and bright banners waving in the breeze, past members of the military and their family, friends and supporters marched down Route 27 to George Street on Sunday for the annual parade in honor of Veterans Day. Starting from the Doughboy Statue in Highland Park that ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - How are city tax dollars being spent? Last week's city council meeting provided examples of some of the expenditures. Council members approved the payment of $463,212.50 to purchase about 2,000 meters and accessories. It is part of the city years-long effort to replace ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A former security guard at a Perth Amboy middle school now faces charges of have sex with minors at the guard's home, and sending nude photographs two minors, authorities said today. Elios Arias-Aguilar, 25, is charged with one count of first-degree aggravated sexual assault, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - A 25-year-old Perth Amboy man was arrested today and charged with fatally stabbing a pregnant woman in Perth Amboy Thursday night, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey in a joint statement with Perth Amboy police Chief Roman McKeon. Benny M. Pichardo was charged with murder ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - It took more than a year, with city officials issuing a summons, forcing a homeowner into municipal court, then finally paying nearly $6,000 for a private company to remove stacks of old newspapers, piles of plastic bags, abandoned vehicles and more from in and around the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  - World War I ended on the 11th hour, of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. This year, Nov. 11 falls on Sunday, and members of the military will be honored with the Veterans Day Parade that will start in Highland Park and proceed over the bridge into New Brunswick. "We ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - A local man murdered his mother and is now under police guard in an area hospital, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Dalton Chiscolm Jr., age 60,  has been charged with the homicide death of his mother, Roberta Ann Taylor, age 82, according to ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ — The explosive offense of Somerville, or the suffocating defense of Holmdel? Something will have to give Saturday afternoon.  Throughout the season, Somerville has put up eye-popping numbers seemingly on a weekly basis. In the second round of the playoffs Saturday at 1 p.m., ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Immaculata High School Spartans beat Holy Cross 55-27 in the first round of the state football playoffs held at Brooks Field Saturday night,  Jordan Kinsler's 35-yard touchdown run led the Spartans to an early lead, but the Lancers answered back to tie in the first quarter.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A portion of Bayard Street in the city's downtown will be closed for the next week for construction of the latest city parking garage, officials announced today. Bayard Street is closed from George Street to Elm Row. The closure, which began today and will continue through ...

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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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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Celnira Codero and her neighbors on Redmond Avenue saw it daily. People were coming day and night to two abandoned houses across the street from her home, leaving residents fearful of illegal goings-on. The "empty" houses were down the block from a school, and in the ...

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UPDATE: Police say this man has been located. NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Police are asking the public's help in finding a missing 23-year-old man who is considered to be at-risk. Anthony Boyd was last seen in the city with his girlfriend, Starleene Hampton. Authorities did not know when or ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Pet owners have a chance to take their dogs and cats to a free rabies clinic at city hall this Saturday. The clinic will be in the parking lot behind the municipal building at 78 Bayard St., from 9 to 11 a.m. Rabies boosters will be available for dogs and cats that are at ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - James Cahill was easily elected to an eighth term as the city's mayor, topping activist and frequent critic Charles Kratovil, editor of a local activist newspaper, New Brunswick Today. Cahill, who has been mayor since 1991, received 4,995 votes to Kratovil's 1,480, according ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Long-time pastor Rev. Dr. DeForest "Buster" Soaries has been appointed to the board of trustees for RWJBarnabas Health, the largest health care system in the state, hospital officials announced. Soaries, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens in the Somerset ...

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SOMERSET, NJ: Rev. Douglas J. Haefner “borrowed” around $500,000 – an amount substantiated by an unreleased internal audit – from church coffers to fund “compulsive behaviors,” according to Bishop James F. Checchio of the Metuchen Diocese. After the resignation of Rev. Douglas J. Haefner last ...

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Dunkin Hines is recalling four varieties of its cake mixes due to a potential presence of Salmonella.  In a company announcement, Conagra Brands announced that it is working with health officials in connection with a positive finding of Salmonella in a retail sample of Duncan Hines Classic White ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Researchers at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine will now be able to explore treatments in cancers, autoimmune diseases and oral health issues in new labs that were today unveiled.  The labs were built with a $16 million grant from the New Jersey Higher Education Bond Fund and took ...

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PORT MURRAY, NJ -- A good time was had by all at the Apple Festival hosted by Treelicious Orchards this October. An annual event, the festival is a benefit for The Ben Samuels Children's Center for Inclusive Early Care and Education at Montclair State University. Visitors picked their own apples ...

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  NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  - After hearing and reading for weeks, or months, about what candidates say, voters on Tuesday get their say by casting votes in the election, with those registered in the city choosing a mayor for the next four years and a senator for the next six years. Polls will be ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - Township police continue their investigation in to 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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SOMERVILLE, NJ — As Somerville begins the defense of its 2017 sectional title, the Pioneers took the first steps towards repeating as North 2, Group 4 champs Friday night.  The soaking wet night belonged to senior quarterback Jalahn Dabney, who turned in a performance for the ages. Dabney rushed ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Questions surrounding church finances at Saint Matthias led to the resignation of Rev. Douglas J. Haefner according to a letter sent to parishioners and school families on Nov. 2.  "It is with sadness that I must inform you that Father's resignation coincides with serious ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A 64-year-old hospital maintenance worker and former volunteer firefighter now faces charges of sexually assaulting a juvenile in the early 1990s. Robert Jazikoff, of the Whiting section of Manchester Township, Ocean County, was arrested Thursday and charged with two counts ...

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