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3 New Brunswick Men Charged in Mugging Turned Murder

February 26, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Authorities have lodged murder and robbery charges against three city residents in connection with this weekend’s stabbing death of a man on Hamilton Street.

Maneul “Manny” Maldonado, 20, Jose David “Sparky” Vasquez-Rivera, 18, and Xavier “Caballo” Sanchez-Parral are being held on those charges at this time, according to a ...

Craig’s List Ad Leads to Heroin Distribution Arrest

FAIRFIELD, NJ — A joint investigation between the Fairfield Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration’s High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force led to the arrested of Hoboken resident William Renfro, 51, for possession of heroin, possession of heroin with intent to distribute and possession of heroin within a school zone.

According to police, it was ...

Helicopter Crashes Behind Apartments in Chatham; Pilot, Passeger Survive

CHATHAM, NJ - A helicopter made a crash landing behind the Suburban Court apartment complex at 525 Main St. in Chatham on Friday evening, landing between the parking garages.

The crash occurred 6:20 p.m. and the pilot reportedly walked away from the accident while a passenger was taken to the hospital with lower back pain.

"At approximately 6:20 tonight, we had a helicopter ...

On Heroin and Homeless in New Brunswick

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Chelline and Rick were robbed at knife point around 8:30 a.m. on a weekday morning.

The robbery occurred two weeks ago on Joyce Kilmer Avenue, near New Street. Chelline was punched three times, breaking her nose, before she ran to get help from officers in the nearby family courthouse. Rick, now with staples in his stomach, took a beating that landed him in the ...

Lance Responds to Questions on Russia, Impeachment, Environment at Town Hall

BRANCHBURG, NJ – There was so much interest in Rep. Leonard Lance’s Town Hall yesterday that a second one has been scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday.

Lance said Raritan Valley Community College’s Nash Theater was chosen for each event because it’s the largest venue in his district. Saturday’s Town hall will be Lance’s 42nd such meeting since being elected to ...

Protests, Boisterous Crowd at Leonard Lance's Town Hall Meeting

BRANCHBURG, NJ – Rep. Leonard Lance of the state’s 7th Congressional District held his 41st Town Hall at Raritan Valley Community College Wednesday evening, fielding questions ranging from the Affordable Care Act to Russia, from investigating Donald Trump’s taxes to the environment.

As Lance promised, the event began promptly at the official start time of 7 p.m.

But hours ...

Chatham Middle School Moms Appear on "Tucker Carlson Tonight" to Talk About Emphasis of Islam in Class

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham moms Libby Hilsenrath and Nancy Gayer made their case about the Chatham Middle School's 7th Grade "World Cultures and Geography" class on national television's "Tucker Carlson Tonight" show, which aired on the Fox News Channel 9 p.m. Monday night.

The Chatham residents told how they questioned the emphasis on Islam in the class at the ...

Trevor Noah, Paul Auster to Speak at Montclair Literary Festival

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Trevor Noah and Paul Auster are scheduled to appear at the inaugural Montclair Literary Festival on March 31 and April 1 2017. The two-day festival, which aims to showcase the community's vibrant literary life, is organized by, and will also benefit, Succeed2gether, a Montclair-based nonprofit that tutors and teaches low-income students with the aim of closing the ...

Talks on Climate Change in NJ, Salamanders and Hydroculture Slated In ‘Option Green’ Series Presented by Friends of the East Brunswick Environmental Commission

EAST BRUNSWICK – Why did the salamander cross the road? How much is New Jersey’s climate changing? How do you grow plants without soil?

Talks on these topics will be featured in the “Option Green” Speakers Series co-sponsored by the Friends of the East Brunswick Environmental Commission and East Brunswick Public Library this spring at the library, 2 Jean Walling Civic ...

4 Hillsborough Students' Posters Displayed at United Nations Conference

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Several senior students in the Academy for Health and Medical Sciences at Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School were selected as poster winners at the 18th Annual CTAUN Conference 2017 entitled, “The Refugee Challenge of the 21st Century,” held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City.

The 12 SCVTHS students, including ...

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