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Road Strewn with Hand Sanitizer Bottles in Wake of Jersey Avenue Fire

May 11, 2022

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – No one was hurt when a fire broke out at a transfer station on Tuesday, but hundreds of individual-size bottles of hand sanitizer were left strewn along Jersey Avenue in its wake.

It took firefighters about three hours to control the fire that started at Solterra Recycling Solutions at 986 Jersey Ave. at about 3:45 p.m., according to the New Brunswick Fire ...

New Brunswick, Rutgers, Other Police Departments to Participate in Job Fair

EDISON, NJ – Each municipal police department in Middlesex County, plus several other law enforcement groups and departments on a county and national level, will be represented at a career fair Tuesday, May 24.

Representatives from the FBI, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, the State Police, Rutgers University, Middlesex College and the Middlesex County Department of Corrections ...

New Brunswick Man Facing Attempted Murder Charges in Connection with Shooting

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A 45-year-old city man is facing attempted murder and other charges in connection with a shooting incident last month.

Almein Archer is also facing aggravated assault and weapons charges for a shooting that occurred on April 30, according to a press release from New Brunswick Police Department Deputy Director J.T. Miller.

Police said Archer was arrested May 5 at ...

Highland Park Man Charged With Vandalizing Mural

HIGHLAND PARK, NJ – A borough man has been charged in connection with vandalizing a mural depicting refugees and immigrants in the community.

Thomas Santo, 54, has been charged with bias intimidation and criminal mischief for what police said is the actual physical defacement of the mural.

According to a statement from Highland Park Police Chief Rick Abrams, Santo vandalized the mural ...

New Brunswick Woman Suffers Non-Life-Threatening Wounds After Being Shot

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A 50-year-old city woman suffered non-life-threatening wounds after being shot early this morning.

Police responded to a report of a shooting on Saturday, April 30 at about 1:30 a.m. at a residence on the 100 block of Comstock Street, according to statement posted on New Brunswick’s official Facebook page.

Officers found a female resident who had allegedly ...

DATELINE NBC to Examine a Decades-Long Mystery: Timmy Wiltsey's 1991 Disappearance from a Sayreville Carnival

SAYREVILLE, NJ -- After Michelle Lodzinski reported that her five-year-old son Timothy Wiltsey vanished from a Sayreville carnival in 1991, detectives embarked on a decades-long investigation until a family member identifies a key piece of evidence pointing to a potential suspect.

An all-new episode of Dateline NBC set to air on Friday, April 29, at 9 p.m., ...

Two Highland Park Residents Charged in Hit and Run Death of New Brunswick Woman

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP (SOMERSET), NJ – Two Highland Park residents have been charged in connection with the February hit-and-run death of a New Brunswick woman, according to authorities.

Raulito Peralta, 22, has been charged with second-degree leaving the scene of a fatal motor vehicle accident, third-degree causing death or injury while driving with a suspended license or unlicensed, and ...

New Brunswick Man Found Asleep At The Wheel Charged With DWI: Hoboken PD

HOBOKEN, NJ — A 26-year-old New Brunswick man is facing charges after police say they found him passed out behind the wheel of a car parked on a sidewalk early Sunday morning in Hoboken.

Around 2:40 a.m., Police Officer Bianca Arroyo and Police Officer Nicholas Protopapadakis were dispatched to 106 1st Street on a report of a motor vehicle partially on the sidewalk, facing the wrong way ...

Rutgers Police Report Catalytic Converter Thefts on New Brunswick, Piscataway Campuses

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The Rutgers University Police Department is investigating the theft of catalytic converters cut from vehicles parked at Douglass Campus in New Brunswick and Busch Campus in Piscataway.

Police said catalytic converters were stolen from vehicles parked in the following locations between April 7-19:

Lot 80 on the Douglass Campus near 49 Labor Center Way in New ...

Three men, One Juvenile Charged in Paintball Shootings in New Brunswick

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Three New Brunswick men and one male juvenile are facing charges stemming from reported paintball gun attacks near Railroad Avenue and Feaster Park.

Angel Cruz and Jose Perez-Leyva, both 18, and Pedro Vasquez-Toribio, 19 have been charged with aggravated assault, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and criminal mischief, according to a press release from ...

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RWJBarnabas Health, Saint Peter’s Healthcare System Vision to Create NJ’s First Premier Academic Medical Center Gets State Approval

New Brunswick, NJ – RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System (“Saint Peter’s”) announced that the State of New Jersey has approved their transaction to create New Jersey’s first premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) located in New Brunswick.

“This is a tremendous milestone in a years-long ...

The Jaffe Briefing - May 16, 2022

TRENTON – State budget officials have unearthed an unexpected $3.7 billion in the current and upcoming fiscal years, as New Jersey’s revenue stream is stronger than ever. But, for those who think the cash will just keep raining, have you recently checked the stock market? Yes, we all know, money can come in frantically, and then vanish the exact same way.  State ...

The Jaffe Briefing - May 13, 2022

STATEWIDE – Gas won’t be cheap, but it will be a few cents cheaper today, as part of a clever PR stunt to show that we could all save money by pumping our own damn gas. It’s all coming from the New Jersey Gasoline, C-Store, and Automotive Association, which is listing a bunch of gas stations from Bergen to Ocean counties that will offer a price drop of about 15 cents per ...

The Jaffe Briefing May 12, 2022

STATEWIDE – Towns with their own e-newsletters spend plenty of time and effort to develop lists of local residents, who voluntarily opt-in to receive municipal information. And now a non-profit is suing 30 municipalities, demanding access to those email lists to send out its own information, the Record reports. The entity is called “Rise Against Hate,” founded in ...

The Jaffe Briefing - May 11, 2022

TRENTON – Tampons required in boys’ bathrooms in school? That was the big question at the Statehouse yesterday, as a well-intentioned proposed bill would require some public schools to provide free tampons in all bathrooms, regardless of gender, in grades 6-12.  The law is designed so that students would not need to take an embarrassing trip to the nurse’s office or find ...

The Jaffe Briefing - May 10, 2022

TRENTON – Gov. Phil Murphy is eager to close loopholes in the state’s bribery laws. And where’s the fun in that? He is looking to tighten the grip on a proposed law that would make it illegal for political candidates to accept bribes – those go-getters who want to start collecting paper bags full of cash before they are even elected. Murphy gave a conditional veto to the ...

The Jaffe Briefing - May 9, 2022

NEWARK – Politicians in the Brick City pay little, if no, attention, to what people in Sussex County think – until someone dares cast shade. And that someone happens to be an itty-bitty councilman from Hopatcong, claiming the state’s school funding formula is “raping” his suburban Sussex County school district while sending more money to help “urban crack ...

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Proud Day For Grads, Loved Ones at Rutgers' First In-person Commencement Since 2019

May 15, 2022

PISCATAWAY, NJ – In many ways, Kamil Skup’s journey to graduation day at Rutgers can be traced to 1979, when his father and avowed supporter of dissident Lech Walesa’s Solidarity trade union was barred by communist authorities from returning to his native Poland.

“He had come here to visit and had to stay here,” said Piscataway’s Skup. “He ...

Tears of Joy, Tons of Traffic: Rutgers Readies For First In-person Commencement Since 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Caps and gowns. Pomp and Circumstance. Scarlet and White.

The images of thousands of graduates from Rutgers-New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences filing into SHI Stadium on Sunday, May 15, will represent the end of a journey that was filled with many tests – academic, epidemic and personal.

The Class of ’22 will someday have a ...

Rutgers Enlisting State's Teachers, K-12 Students to Fight Against Spotted Lanternflies

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – It takes a village to rid a state of spotted lanterflies.

That’s why Rutgers University is enlisting the state’s K-12 teachers and students in a Spotted Lanternfly Eradication Unit through a program designed to teach how to trap and kill the invasive East Asia insect that imperils the Garden State’s crops.

The Rutgers Center for Mathematics, ...

Jack McGreevey, a No-Nonsense Supporter of Veterans, Dead at 93

May 12, 2022

CARTERET, NJ – Jack McGreevey, a battled-hardened Marine drill sergeant turned dogged advocate for his fellow veterans, who passed his passion for service to his son, former Gov. Jim McGreevey, died May 12.

He was 93.

Mr. McGreevey, of Carteret, was a constant presence throughout the 19th legislative district, serving in the legislative office since 1998. He proudly wore his ...

OPINION

Proposed cannabis operation benefits West Amwell

May 3, 2022

Dear Editor:

There has been a lot of online discussion about the plan to build an indoor cannabis farm on Brunswick Pike in West Amwell

Despite what may be circulating on social media, these types of operations are required to comply with strict state environmental regulations. They are a win-win for their host communities, creating enormous local tax revenue through assessments and sales.

Find Fund Flip, Real Estate Investing Seminar comes to Carteret, New Jersey on May 21!

May 16, 2022

Benz and JT Morel of Epic Level-Up Group present Find Fund Flip, a real estate seminar designed to GROW your business and your team in today's intense real estate market!

When: Saturday, May 21st, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: The Saint Demetrius Community Center, 691 Roosevelt Avenue, Carteret, New Jersey.

This great networking and educational opportunity are back by popular ...

OPINION: Residents and Workers of NJ Nursing Homes Have Not Been Forgotten

April 26, 2022

As we grapple with the terrible toll COVID-19 has taken on our state, we continue to look for answers that will help us emerge from the public health crisis better prepared for any future threat.

Over two years after New Jersey saw its first case, we often look back on the early days of the pandemic in frustration and awe, realizing just how much damage was done, how much suffering was endured ...