New Brunswick Top Stories

September 25, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - An 18-year-old Woodbridge man was sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to robbing two Rutgers University students and threatening a juvenile detention officer while in custody, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said in a statement today. Najee Hall ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University has opened research center to study the treatment and service needs for people with autism spectrum disorders that will allow an advisory board of parents and advocates of the disability community to identify unmet needs. Based in New Brunswick, the New ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A synagogue built in the city nearly a century ago and damaged in a fire three years ago would be converted into apartments while preserving the facade under building plans filed with the city. The Poile Zedek Synagogue at 147 Neilsen St., would house 12 apartments, including ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK,NJ  - High school students across Middlesex and Somerset counties have a chance to to tell adults why people should vote in elections in an contest that the Women Voters of the Greater New Brunswick Area is sponsoring for youths. In "Y-Vote," students can write an essay or produce ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -  A Rutgers University student was taken to the hospital early Sunday after he was beaten by two men on Easton Avenue, police said in a statement. The assault occurred about 2:15 a.m. when the victim, who was on Easton Avenue between Bristol and Courtland streets, was in a ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK,NJ  - The accusation that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted a professor when they were teenagers should be investigated by the FBI, Gloria Steinem said during a discussion celebrating Rutgers University's creation of an academic chair in honor of the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers police issued an alert after a man was mugged and beaten by a group of men early Friday morning. The victim, who was described as being affiliated with the university, was walking on Senior Street between Sicard and Wyckoff streets about 2 a.m. when a male approached ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - City police are advising motorists to avoid the Landing Lane Bridge today because of current emergency repairs being done on the span that connects New Brunswick and Piscataway. Police said the state Department of Transportation is making the repairs. The work is expected to ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - Rutgers University has installed security cameras at 12 sites in the city's fifth and sixth wards, areas around the school where students often frequent and live in off-campus housing. This effort to deter crime is the result of a partnership involving university police, the ...

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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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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, 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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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, 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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