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Hillsborough Cops Pay $20 to Grow Their Beards for a Cause

November 20, 2017

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Patrolmen, detectives, some civilian employees, even a few ranking officers on the township police force have been looking pretty scruffy the past few weeks.

Despite a departmental edict that limits facial hair to mustache only, beards have sprouted throughout the ranks, although Police Chief Darren Powell shaved off his beard earlier this week.

“I ...

Local Businesses Honored at 25th Anniversary NJ Family Business of the Year Awards Luncheon

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Fifteen family businesses from around the state were recently honored at the 25th Anniversary NJ Family Business of the Year Awards Luncheon held at the Crystal Plaza in Livingston, hosted by the Rothman Institute in conjunction with sponsors Sobel & Co., LLC, Coughlin Duffy LLP, PNC Bank, Crystal Plaza, NJ Business and NJBIA.

During a ceremony on Oct. 25, the ...

Fanwood Police Officer with Law Enforcement Team in Puerto Rico Finds Misery and Optimism

FANWOOD, NJ -- Like many other visitors to post-hurricane Puerto Rico, Fanwood Police Officer Elliott Bernard says the images seen on TV and online simply don’t capture the enormity of the damage, even two months after the storm. Roads with giant fissures, downed utility poles, epic food and water shortages and the lack of power make day to day life exhausting.

“Every day, you ...

Plainfield Man Indicted for Sexual Assault of a Minor

A Union County grand jury has returned a four-count indictment against a Plainfield man charged with repeatedly sexually assaulting a child earlier this year, acting Union County Prosecutor Thomas K. Isenhour announced Thursday. 

Walter Sosa, 33, is charged with first-degree aggravated sexual assault, two counts of second-degree sexual assault, and second-degree endangering the welfare of ...

Murphy convincingly wins NJ governor's campaign that began in Newark

The Rev. Ronald Slaughter, pastor of St. James AME Church in Newark, said it best for Democrats in the state's largest city, and around the state of New Jersey, as the winning vote totals rolled in for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy. 

"My prayers have been answered," said Slaughter on Tuesday night inside the Asbury Park Convention Hall as the crowd ...

Edison Residents Receive Racist School Board Election Postcards

EDISON, NJ — Township residents on Wednesday received racist school board campaign mailers targeting two members of the board of education.

The flyers state that Chinese and Indian residents are “taking over” the school board. Jerry Shi and Falguni Patel, candidates for the board of education, are pictured on the campaign mailers with the word ...

Somerville Resident Charged with Attempted Murder

SOMERVILLE, NJ – A Mechanic Street resident has been charged with attempted murder following Thursday afternoon’s shooting in the area of Third Street and Center Street.

Azikwa D. Rustin, 30, faces formal charges of first degree attempted murder, second degree possession of a firearm, second degree unlawful possession of a firearm, and second degree certain persons prohibited from ...

Students calling for removal of food science professor behind anti-Semitic Facebook posts

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Student activists are pushing for the suspension of a professor ​who has allegedly posted dozens of ​outrageously ​anti-Semitic posts on his Facebook profile.

The petition, started by Rutgers first-year-student Miriam Waghalter, asks that the university take “swift action” against Michael Chikindas, a microbiology professor at the food science department, ...

Springfield Township Committee Meeting: Letter of Support for Adult Daycare at Holy Cross Lutheran Church

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Pastor David Knecht requested and received a “Letter of Support” from the Township Committee to participate in a national program called PACE that provides adult daycare to seniors on Medicare and Medicaid. The Church has 20,000 square feet of available space and is expected to provide daycare to 100 seniors on a daily basis with 60 employees. Holy Cross Lutheran ...

White supremacist recruitment posters found across Rutgers campus

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Students have reportedly been finding flyers for an alleged white supremacist group, Identity Evropa, across campus since the morning of Monday, October 24, though the flyers have been removed across campus, university officials said.

Rutgers junior Christopher Leet posted two videos detailing a flyer on the campus EE bus, which read “Black Lives Don’t ...

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