New Brunswick Top Stories

December 18, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Three years after a historic city synagogue was damaged and nearly destroyed in a fire, city officials have voted in favor of plans to convert the nearly century-old building into apartments. The developers promise to restore of architecture of the landmark structure. City ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Police are alerting residents that a section of George Street will be closed today from Commercial Avenue to Bishop Street. The road is closed to accommodate state Department of Transportation workers who are making repairs. Police said signs for detours are posted in the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - He was always called "Joker," short for Canine 832 Joker's Wild, and for five years, this bloodhound assisted police in Middlesex County on countless missing persons and other investigations. In 2015, after a young woman was violently assaulted and left for dead, Joker found ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County residents can get a close-up view of law enforcement use of police dogs, defensive tactics, and SWAT teams early next year at the Middlesex County Sheriff's Office Civilian Academy. Sheriff's officers will conduct evening classes once each week for eight ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - City police today sent out an alert about the closing of sections of two major streets. Somerset Street will be closed between George Street and Easton Avenue from 2:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. College Avenue will also be closed from Somerset Street to Hamilton Street during the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - All the wrapping paper that gift-givers carefully fold and tape around boxes, the brightly-colored stuff the young gift-receivers tear through to get to presents, can have a purpose even after ending up in a pile on the floor. Middlesex County officials are urging people to ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Authorities are warning Middlesex County residents of scam calls from people claiming to be law enforcement officers who have outstanding warrants that can only be avoided through the use of prepaid credit cards, The Middlesex County Sheriff's Office is advising residents to ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - It was a glaring gap in the system. People repeatedly going to hospital emergency rooms to deal with a health crisis, receive treatment and be released, only to return days later with another crisis. In a single two-year stretch, Middlesex County found, one patient had gone ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - Sacred Heart Cemetery, 1096 Millstone River Road, is one of 1,400 sites nationally that will lay remembrance wreaths on the grave markers of US veterans during the Wreaths Across America observance on Saturday, Dec. 15 beginning at noon. Wreaths Across America, a non-profit ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Ten years ago, 1,234 were taking online college courses at Rutgers University. Last year, in the fall semester of 2017, that number reached 23,042, according to university figures. Nationwide over 6.4 million people are sitting in front of computers to take college ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -  Legendary journalist Bob Woodward sees President Donald Trump becoming more and more isolated, unwilling to listen to advisers and making impulsive decisions based on false information and assumptions. "I think it's a national emergency in the White House," Woodward said ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - S. Mitra Kalita, vice president of programming for CNN’s digital division, honed her who-what-when-where-and-whys at The Daily Targum, Rutgers University’s student newspaper, reporting on race relations, labor, immigration and globalization, among other issues. Melissa Hayes, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Parents have until Friday to file an application for the lottery to enroll children in the Greater Brunswick Charter School. While the deadline to file the application is Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, the lottery will be held on Jan. 8, 2019 at 6 p.m. Two informational sessions ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - It calls for 1,470 tons of salt. That is approximately the amount of rock salt the city will get over the next year to spread on the streets during snowstorms, according to the contract that approved last week. Council members approved an agreement with Chicago-based ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - Steam rose from the cups of hot chocolate as choirs filled the air with classic Christmas tunes and people nibbled on samples dished out at booths from local restaurants set up around the city's Monument Square. Meanwhile, during all this hoopla Friday night, everybody waited in ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - Rutgers student athletes this week gained recognition from the Big Ten Conference, with 86 Scarlet Knight players named to the Fall 2018 Academic All-Big Ten List. The total number of recognized fall sport athletes is a record for the university, topping the 84 students who ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - Danielle Moore kept a careful count, and came up with a total. She saw 13 street lights out along busy Jersey Avenue just a few blocks south of Handy Street. "How black it is there. You can't even see the sidewalk," Moore told City Council members this week. "You have kids ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - More than 100 Rutgers faculty members and students protested outside the university Board of Governors meeting Thursday and spoke out during the meeting demanding equal pay for instructors on the three campuses in Newark, Camden and New Brunswick. Currently, faculty at the Newark ...

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TRENTON, NJ— More than 50 public charter school families and advocates gathered outside of the state Department of Education Wednesday to show their support for charter schools and present a report recommending ways to improve charter schools across the state, including a call for fairer ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Students from New Brunswick Middle School captured first place for design in the FIRST Lego League "Into Orbit Challenge." The school robotics team sent two groups of students to the competition at Warren Hill High School, Washington Township, Warren County. The Blue Team had ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - City residents this Sunday can give their opinions about New Brunswick police when a team of assessors begin examining the department for the required re-accreditation process. Assessors from New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) will begin an on-site ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Woodbridge man will be sentenced to 27 years in prison after pleading guilty Monday to killing his 32-year-old wife in their home three years ago, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey announced in a statement. Vito Nigro, 46, of the Colonia section of Woodbridge, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The city library will host a holiday show Saturday, Dec. 8, from noon to 1 p.m. featuring local singer-songwriter Danielle Illario and performers from the New Jersey Ballet Arts Center of North Brunswick. "The Friends of the New Brunswick Free Public Library invite you to our ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - City police will conduct a training exercise at the Family Court building on New Street from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, city officials announced. Police said New Street will be closed. Authorities sent out an alert that there will be an increased law enforcement ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Passersby, a local doctor and police rushed to the aid of a pedestrian on Sunday, Dec. 2, when he was hit by a car at Easton Avenue and Albany Street, right by the New Brunswick Train Station. Upon the officer’s arrival at 12:13 a.m., they found a 37-year-old Edison man, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County is looking for your photos of family members posing in front of the front steps of the house or on the living room couch in the 1950s. To complete an exhibit about New Jersey in that post-WW II decade of baby boomers, station wagons and floral wallpaper, the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - TAPIntoNewBrunswick recently met Interim Chancellor Christopher J. Molloy at his office in the Old Queens administration building for a free-ranging interview. Molloy talked about the need for Rutgers University to sell its story to prospective students, to bring more capital ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Journalist and author Bob Woodward who gained fame during the 1970s  Watergate political scandal and recent wrote a book about the Trump administration, will appear at the State Theatre on Dec. 10. Titled "An Evening with Bob Woodward - The State of the American Presidency," ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Roads around the Rutgers College Avenue campus will be closed much of Saturday morning for the university sponsored 5K run and walk. The "Big Chill" 5K run at Buccleuch Park is held annually to raise funds for Christmas gifts for unprivileged children, as well as food banks ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - City police will conduct an emergency response drill today in and around the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital from 6 to 9 p.m. New Brunswick police will conduct the exercise in collaboration with Rutgers police and the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office. Officers ...

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