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Woodbridge Priest Arrested and Charged with Sexual Assault

January 18, 2019

TRENTON, N.J. – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey today announced that a priest from Phillipsburg, N.J., has been arrested and charged with multiple criminal counts in the sexual assault of a child who was between the ages of 14 and 17.

The arrest constitutes the first criminal case filed by the New Jersey Clergy Abuse Task Force, which ...

New Brunswick Residents Face Panhandlers Outside Homes Daily

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - It is a nearly daily occurrence for Janelle Williams. She pulls into the parking lot of her Douglas Estates North development off Redman, and a man comes up asking for money before she can get out of the car.

"I know they have a right to free speech, but we have a right not to consistently have panhandlers right at our door," Williams, the president of the ...

Taxi Driver Strikes 3 Girls, Boy in New Brunswick on their Walk to School

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Four pedestrians walking to school were struck by a taxi driver today as they crossed a street while walking in a crosswalk, police said.

Authorities said the pedestrians were struck about 8:48 a.m. on Townsend Street.

The victims included two girls, ages 8 and 10, who were on their way to school and an 18-year-old woman and 3-year-old boy who were accompanying ...

Transportation, Development Are Major Goals of Middlesex Freeholders

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Amid much pomp in a packed auditorium at Middlesex County College, county Freeholders Ronald Rios and Shanti Narra took the oaths of office for new terms Monday in ceremonies marked with the presence of numerous elected Democrats, from the local, county, state and federal levels, including Gov. Phil Murphy.

"As Middlesex County, so goes the state of New Jersey," ...

Someone Nose Something: Strange Smell Drives Students from School, Baffles Community

NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - An otherwise ordinary day of education was interrupted for students at Linwood Middle School when they were made to evacuate the school. The cause of the December 20th, 2018 exodus was not a routine fire drill or practice evacuation, but a smell that was reported as a natural gas leak. Police arrived on scene shortly after the evacuation only to discover that the smell was ...

El Salvadorian Man Sentenced to 25 Years for Perth Amboy murder

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - An El Salvadorian man has been sentenced to 25 years in state prison for the 2017 killing of an 18-year-old man who was found dead on Conrail property in Perth Amboy in 2017.

Francisco Carlos Ramires, also known as Carlos Campos, 22, of El Salvador, had previously pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter in the death of Jose David Guardado – Leiva, who was ...

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