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Priest with Ties to Rutgers Among Clergy Accused of Sex Abuse

January 17, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Catholic priest who served at Rutgers University in the 1970s was on the list of 50 clergy members that a regional Jesuit organization this week say were credibly accused of child sex abuse.

On Tuesday, the Northeast Province of the Jesuits, which represents the Roman Catholic order of priests in parts of New Jersey, released a list that included Andrew ...

Man Arrested for Video Threat Against Paterson Police in Retaliation for Death of Jameek Lowery

PATERSON, NJ - A Paterson man faces charges for making terroristic threats against members of the Paterson Police Department. 

According to Police Director Jerry Speziale, Edward Lawrence Jones was apprehended at approximately 8:45 a.m. in the area of 92 Carroll Street in what he termed a “soft, professional arrest.” Two handguns were also recovered in the home.

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The History of the Brunswick Square Mall...and Its Future

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Brunswick Square Mall attracts thousands of shoppers throughout Middlesex County every year. It is one of the defining features in East Brunswick and the place most people tend to associate with the township. However, in recent years, the mall has struggled to keep up with the times, especially due to the fact that many of the other malls in the county are a lot more ...

Man Falls Over 70 Feet at Merida Construction Site in Roselle Park

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - A Medevac helicopter was called in to assist after a construction accident occurred at the Merida Apartment Building construction site at approximately 10:35 a.m. Saturday. 

Roselle Park Police and rescue units along with Cranford first aide, Trinitas, and Union County EMS responders were called to the 200 block of E. Westfield Ave. at the construction site where they ...

Sparta School District Unveils $3.5 Million High School Turf Project

SPARTA, NJ – Community members turned out to hear a presentation about the turf field project proposed for Cassel’s Field at Sparta High School.  Approximately 70 people were in the auditorium at Mohawk Avenue School on Wednesday night to hear details of a project that has been discussed for nearly 10 years.

Superintendent Michael Rossi said the field will accommodate physical ...

Continuing Gov. Shutdown Could Leave Hundreds of Landlords Unpaid

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The partial government shutdown has not impacted the federally funded New Brunswick Housing Authority, but that could soon change.

However, if the shutdown lasts to the end of the month, authority employees could be furloughed and hundreds of landlords in New Brunswick and neighboring Franklin Township would fail to receive payments through the section 8 housing subsidy ...

New Brunswick Stores Offer Free Coffee to Furloughed Federal Workers

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Federal employees who are out of work because of the partial government shutdown now can a little bit of sympathy from a group of New Jersey coffee shops that are giving the workers free cups of java.

Hidden Grounds Coffee, which has two shops in New Brunswick, as well as locations in Jersey City and Hoboken, posted signs in the store windows with the free ...

Fair Lawn Teacher's Unconventional Methods Inspire Student Art

FAIR LAWN, NJ – Fair Lawn art teacher, Lauren Mandal, begins every class unconventionally.

She begins by hitting a gong with a rubber mallet, and then enthusiastically reads aloud her classroom mantra: "I am Smart, I am Kind, I Am Important, and I am an Artist!" The students repeat each line in unison, increasingly louder after each line.

There is nothing conventional ...

New Jersey 13-Year-Old Named to Time Magazine's "25 Most Influential Teens of 2018"

WEST ORANGE, NJ — International activist Marley Dias, a freshman at West Orange High School (WOHS), was recently named to “Time” magazine's list of "Top 25 Most Influential Teens of 2018” in addition to being previously named to “Ebony 100's” Power 100 list as a Community Crusader.

Dias, who at 13 years old is the youngest person to be named to ...

Passaic County Sheriff's Officers Come to Aid of Injured Hawk

WAYNE, NJ - An injured Red Tail Hawk is on its way to recovery thanks to the actions and compassion of two Passaic County Sheriff’s Officers.

According to Sheriff Richard H. Berdnik, PCSO Officers Alaa Matari and Bashkim Seji were patrolling in the area of Hamburg Turnpike and Oldham Road in Wayne on Wednesday when they came upon an injured Red Tail Hawk in the roadway.

Advised by a ...

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