New Brunswick News

September 19, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University President Robert Barchi has agreed to continue in that position for two more years, university officials said. Members of the university board of governors asked him to remain at least two more years, and he agreed, officials said. “Bob Barchi has been a ...

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UPDATE - Police this morning announced that the missing man, Dijon Hodges, was located. No other information was released. NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Police early today issued a plea for the public's help in locating a missing 20-year-old special needs resident. Dijon Hodges was last seen on Phelps ...

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TRENTON – The return to school also means a return to highly-competitive sports, prompting the need for student-athletes across New Jersey to heed caution, especially in contact sports such as football and soccer. The New Jersey Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NJSHA) believes that caution ...

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TRENTON, NJ – A 54-year-old Hillsborough man is one of 24 suspects arrested in “Operation Open House,” a sting set up by law enforcement officials to capture alleged child predators using social media to lure underage girls and boys for sexual activity, according to state Attorney General Gurbir S.

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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 at 4:52 a.m. when he was struck by a 2006 red Dodge Charger driven by a ...

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TRENTON, NJ— Lawmakers on a joint Senate-Assembly education committee expressed concerns and questioned Gov. Phil Murphy’s rush to phase out a statewide standardized exam, calling for meetings to be held and more data to be provided. State education commissioner Lamont Repollet appeared before a ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK,NJ  - High levels of lead were found in 29 water faucets and other outlets located in four city schools, according to water test results that the school district released recently. Schools Superintendent Aubrey Johnson said water samples were taken from 335 faucets, sinks and ice ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK – I think by now we might be in the swing of things right...? Whether we are working, interning, going to school we got this on lock down, but we also need to make sure we are making time for fun. So check out the list below and figure out what event you are going to attend to give ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  -Melodious riffs from keyboards, drum bass guitars, saxophones filled downtown George Street on Saturday afternoon for the second day of the Central Jazz Festival. Hundreds of people plunked down their folding chairs in the middle of the thoroughfare closed off for the day as ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University today held an opening ceremony for its new $115 million Chemistry and Chemical Biology building providing laboratories for research in the fields of health and alternative energy among other sciences. The four-story, 144,000 square-foot structure on the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A member of the Rutgers University wrestling team was arrested and charged with beating two Rutgers students in an off-campus incident on Sept. 4, police announced today. Brett Donner, 21, of Wall, was arrested Tuesday and charged with aggravated assault, Rutgers police said ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - New Brunswick was selected as one of nine cities and counties that will receive $100,000 to develop sustainable business development and economic growth. The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) is awarding the grants as part of the pilot round of the "Innovation ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - It is not the easiest thing to get, and something the average person has never thought about, but scientists have found a medical value in, of all things, salvia from East Siberian brown bears. Scientists from Rutgers, working with others in the field, have used bacterium ...

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BERNARDSVILLE – Now is the time to catch migrating birds in the skies of New Jersey. Pete Dunne, New Jersey Audubon Birding Ambassador, will lead the public to experience “a river of raptors” on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A rooftop observation deck is the perfect setting to ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Tilly Mahon is flying from Melbourne, Australia to the United States in less than a month to meet her grandfather, Colin Driver, a long awaited event filled with anticipation but fraught with anxiety and angst. Two-year-old Matilda, aka Tilly, her mom, Jane, father, Matthew and ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Police were summoned to Somerville Middle School at 10:07 a.m.Wednesday in response to a lockdown situation, forcing all students and administrators to remain behind locked doors in their classrooms and offices until a complete search of the school by police was conducted. It ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ- The Somerset Patriots (35-24, 70-52) defeated the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (21-37, 47-72) 8-3 at TD Bank Ballpark on Wednesday evening. The Blue Crabs took an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning on a two-run double by Frank Martinez. Somerset answered ...

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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 - Residents in the area of Wilcox and Halstead roads may see some temporary discoloration of the water coming from the taps today due to a water main replacement project. The work is being done in the Rutgers Village neighborhood in the southeast end of the city. City officials ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A man armed with an assault rifle and wearing a helmet and bullet-proof vest was arrested Tuesday moments after he left a strip club where he worked on Route 35 in Sayreville, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said in a statement today. Kevin Smith, 32, of Keyport, was ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK,NJ - Telling city hall about that pothole down the block or the clogged street drain flooding the street just got easier with the municipality now offering an app residents can use, to report, and send a photo, of a problem they see on the street. ReportIt.com is now available to ...

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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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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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NEW BRUNSWICK - Rutgers University funding-raising efforts brought in $223.4 million for the 2017-18 academic year, more than $10 million above what was raised the previous year and the largest amount ever collected in a single year, university officials said. The donations were 6.8 ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - Senators Cory Booker and Robert Menendez joined with Rep. Frank Pallone today at Mt. Zion AME Church in the city to press their objections to U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the Republicans senators in favor of his confirmation. Booker, a member of the Senate ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK – As most of us get into our school and work routine, we sit and wonder what can we do for fun when we get out? Well no worries, here is a list, mark it twice and go have a good time in the Hub City! Tuesday, September 11 Mindfulness Meditation Noon-1:00 p.m. Where: Rutgers ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Artistic photographs, drawings and paintings from city residents will be judged and placed on display in the first visual arts contest sponsored at the city library. Themes selected for the contest focus most of the social issues facing urban areas today, including including ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK,NJ - City residents are getting a chance to say what they want to see in two popular city parks. On Sept. 12, the city will have public meeting at the Paul Robeson Community School for the Art, 199 Commercial Ave, to hear suggestions for improving and redesigning Feaster and Pitman ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - There are 30 days in September, and Middlesex County Food Bank has a suggestion for each of those days. giving people ways to donate food or collect donations to replenish lagging supplies at the county bank. "Currently, the supply of nonperishable foods and necessities at ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Wesley United Methodist Church of South Plainfield welcomed James Lee as its new senior pastor on July 1.  “I am looking forward to see what God has in store for the community and how we can shine the light in South Plainfield and be a positive impact in the community,” ...

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