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City Firefighter Aids Hurricane Victims, Says Community was 'Leveled'

October 22, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida panhandle as a Category 4 storm blowing down trees and power lines, destroying homes and killing 26 people. New Brunswick Fire Capt. Douglas Burrell saw the damage first-hand as part of a rescue team sent to the scene.

"This looked much more like a humongous wide tornado. It just leveled everything," Burrell ...

Lavallette Beach Unveils Brendan Tevlin Memorial Playground

LAVALLETTE, NJ — A New Jersey State Police helicopter flew overhead and members of the United States Coast Guard floated nearby as hundreds celebrated the grand opening of a playground recently built in Lavallette Beach in memory of Livingston resident Brendan Tevlin a little more than four years after he was fatally shot in West Orange.

Firefighters and other volunteers from across the ...

New Brunswick, Perth Amboy Mayors Call for Passage of $15 min wage

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Workers representing several labor union advocacy groups joined with the mayors of New Brunswick and Perth Amboy today in urging state legislators to increase the minimum in New Jersey to $15 an hour.

"It's time for New Jersey to raise the minimum wage to a just wage," said New Brunswick resident Maria Gonzalez, a members of Workers United and the Service ...

Rutgers Opens Autism Research Center

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University has opened research center to study the treatment and service needs for people with autism spectrum disorders that will allow an advisory board of parents and advocates of the disability community to identify unmet needs.

Based in New Brunswick, the New Jersey Autism Center of Excellence is funded through the Governor's Council for ...

Girls Soccer: Somerville Downs St. John Vianney, 2-1, in Prestigious Showcase

BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Somerville has come out as one of the premier girls’ soccer teams in the state early this year, and Sunday, it got a statement win in what is shaping up to be a special fall for the Pioneers. 

Playing in the prestigious first-annual “Mountain vs. Seas” girls’ soccer showcase to benefit pediatric cancer, Somerville remained unbeaten with a ...

Raritan Post Office Renamed in Honor of Local Marine Hero John Basilone

RARITAN, NJ – USMC Gunnery Sgt. John Basilone, a local hero and true American hero, will be honored by the US Postal Service with the naming of the Raritan Post Office in his honor, 73 years after he gave his life on the beaches of Iwo Jima in the closing days of WWII.

The ceremony will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Sept. 21  at the Church of St. Joseph, 16 East Somerset St, next door ...

Rutgers President Barchi Staying 2 More Years

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University President Robert Barchi has agreed to continue in that position for two more years, university officials said.

Members of the university board of governors asked him to remain at least two more years, and he agreed, officials said.

“Bob Barchi has been a remarkable leader for Rutgers,” board president Sandy Stewart said.  He said ...

Lawmakers Question State Education Commissioner on Rush to Phase Out PARCC

TRENTON, NJ— Lawmakers on a joint Senate-Assembly education committee expressed concerns and questioned Gov. Phil Murphy’s rush to phase out a statewide standardized exam, calling for meetings to be held and more data to be provided.

State education commissioner Lamont Repollet appeared before a joint hearing of the Senate and Assembly Education committees on Monday to testify ...

$115M Rutgers Chemistry Building Formally Opens

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University today held an opening ceremony for its new $115 million Chemistry and Chemical Biology building providing laboratories for research in the fields of health and alternative energy among other sciences.

The four-story, 144,000 square-foot structure on the Busch Campus in Piscataway includes classroom space, and combines programs that previously were ...

Peter Barnes II, Assembly Whip, FBI Agent, Director of Security for NJ Devils, Dies at Age 89

EDISON, NJ – Long-serving local and state public servant Peter Barnes II passed away today.  Barnes served his country, state, district and the Township of East Brunswick the past 71 years. 

Middlesex County Democratic Chairman Kevin McCabe today issued the following statement on the passing of former Assemblyman and MCDO Chairman Peter Barnes II:  “It is with a ...

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