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Rutgers Sigma Chi members deny allegations of antidepressant-spiked drinks

December 16, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - TAPinto New Brunswick sat down with several members of the Sigma Chi fraternity at their house, following allegations that the chapter spiked women’s alcoholic beverages with Xanax antidepressants.

The four members, all of whom declined to be named, denied the allegations of any such activity or wrongdoing.

Rather, they said that the allegations were made by the ...

Spotswood Police Department Completes Raid That Saves Christmas

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood Police Department pulled off a major raid at Spotswood High School this week that saved Christmas once again for borough residents. Acting on intelligence reports, a team of SWAT Elves led by the department's youngest officer, Trent Powers conducted the raid in the school's boiler room, apprehending four of the biggest Christmas haters around.

The Grinch, ...

Corrections Officer Dies in Apparent Suicide in Garret Mountain Reservation

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes has announced that Timothy Carpenter, 49, of West Milford, is believed to be the victim of a self-inflicted gunshot wound resulting in his death.

Carpenter was found on Dec. 12, at approximately 6 p.m. inside his private motor vehicle in a wooded area of Garret Mountain Reservation in Woodland ...

Rutgers to raise minimum wage to $11 an hour for student workers

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University will be raising the campus-wide minimum wage to $11 an hour, university president Robert Barchi announced in a campus-wide email on December 11.

The move comes as a partial victory for the local labor rights group, Rutgers United Students Against Sweatshops​ (RUSAS)​, wh​ich ha​s​ been campaigning for a $15 minimum wage.

Right now, the ...

"Wreaths Across America" Convoy Stops in Manville on Way to Arlington National Cemetery

MANVILLE, NJ  - What has become known as the world's largest veterans' parade will pause for a ceremony at Manville High School on Wednesday, Dec. 13 as the Wreaths Across America 18-truck convoy heads to Arlington National Cemetery for the annual wreath-laying on the graves of US veterans.

The convoy is expected to arrive around 9 a.m., driving down Finderne Avenue across the Van ...

Kean’s ‘Support Recovery’ License Plate Bill Advances in State Assembly

TRENTON, NJ — Legislation to create a special “Support Recovery” license plate to provide housing assistance to individuals who have completed substance abuse treatment has been approved by the Assembly Transportation Committee.

Under the bill introduced by Assemblyman Sean T. Kean (R-Monmouth/Ocean), the fees collected from New Jersey drivers with the new license plate would ...

Cranford Restaurant Owner Expands Business with Yale Terrace Brewery

CRANFORD, NJ – Cranford’s Vincenzo Savinelli, known fondly as “Vinny,” is bringing his childhood home to Cranford with Yale Terrace Brewery.

The brewery was created by Savinelli and his three closest childhood friends, who met in middle school and have remained in touch ever since.

“Yale Terrace is a street in West Orange that we all grew up on,” ...

Rutgers professor faces disciplinary actions over dozens of anti-Semitic Facebook posts

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Rutgers microbiology professor is facing a myriad of disciplinary actions, including possible suspension without pay, following allegations that he shared dozens of anti-Semitic posts on his Facebook.

Michael Chikindas, a microbiology professor at the food science department, can no longer teach required courses or serve at the Center for Digestive Health in the Institute ...

FOUND: Missing Person Billy Hannam Is Safe

PLAINFIELD, NJ -- Janet Dillon, who has led efforts to find Billy Hannam, a 2008 graduate of Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School, reports that he has been found. 

Hannam had been missing since Friday, Dec.1. Dillon, with whom Hannam lives in Plainfield, posted on Facebook today.

Billy has been found and he is safe. That is all the info I can share at this ...

Raritan Valley Line Suspended After Freight Train Derailment

UNION, NJ - A freight train derailed in Union at about 2:15 p.m. this afternoon. 

Preliminary details indicate that the train derailed past the Union Train Station.  According to Township of Union Business Administrator, the freight train contained 141 cars.  Eight were involved in the derailment.  Information on the contents of the freight cars is not yet ...

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