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$2.5 billion mixed-use project approved for Raritan River waterfront

November 14, 2017

SAYREVILLE, NJ -North American Properties (NAP), a privately-held, multi-regional real estate operating and development company with properties across the United States, recently announced “Riverton,” a 418-acre, shovel-ready waterfront redevelopment on the Raritan River, in a joint venture with New Jersey-based PGIM Real Estate.

In what is considered the largest mixed-use project ...

City temporarily eases restrictions for feral cat caregivers

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The city will temporarily adopt a set of more humane means for how its officials will handle the local feral cat population, while it continues to review an alternative method which doesn’t involve euthanization.

Animal control officers have been instructed to not pick up stray cats, unless they’re visibly sick or injured, or pose a public health threat, said ...

Rutgers grapples, at town hall, with fine line between hate speech and Firs Amendment

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Amidst a rash of bias and hate speech incidents on campus in the past week, university officials and the Rutgers student government hear​d​ from students ​about potential hate groups on campus.

The town hall, hosted November 2 by the Rutgers University Student Assembly, also served as a chance for university officials to draw a line between hate speech and ...

Rutgers looks to confront slave-owning past, renames 3 different sites

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers dedicated three sites in its campus to African Americans who were involved with the university’s history, in an effort to reconcile with its’ slave-owning past.

One of the sites, the apartments at The Yard @ College Ave, formerly known as the College Avenue Apartments, were dedicated to slave abolitionist Sojourner Truth, who as a child, was owned by ...

Cranbury Church Bells Toll For Las Vegas Shooting Dead

CRANBURY, NJ – The bells of St. David’s Episcopal Church on South Main Street tolled 60 times at noon Tuesday in remembrance of the 59-people murdered in Las Vegas, Nevada, Sunday night, and once for their slain killer.

“At noon (Tuesday), 14 people gathered to pray for and acknowledge the 60 lives lost in the Las Vegas shooting,” St. David’s Senior Warden Carol ...

South Brunswick: Residents Discuss Strategy To Block Trap Rock Quarry Gas Pipeline Project

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – When it comes to blocking Williams' Northeast Supply Enhancement project and proposed natural gas Compressor Station 206, which would be located near Trap Rock Industries' Kingston quarry, numbers count, according to a panel of state environmental activists.

More than 150 people from South Brunswick and Franklin townships came out Thursday night to the South ...

Somerville: Freeholders to Place Wreath at 9/11 Memorial

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Board of Freeholders will place a wreath at the county’s 9/11 memorial at the corner of Main and Bridge streets on Monday, Sept. 11.

The public is welcome to attend. As people gather for the ceremony, the Somerset County Police Pipes & Drums band will perform.

At 8:46 a.m. – the time when the first plane crashed into ...

Somerville Rally Decries Racism, Bigotry; Speakers Urge Resolve to Unite and Overcome

SOMERVILLE, NJ - They came from different walks of life, different cultures, from different sides of the political aisle and different houses of worship.

Some were immigrants, some black, some white, some were Asian and Latino.

Others were gay.

Men and women, young and old, different from one another but for one common bond - all were Americans.

Several hundred people attended Monday ...

Hillsborough HS Graduate Begins Reign as Miss UNICO

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Township resident Kimberly Ann Santaromita, a graduate of Hillsborough High School now attending graduate school at Rutgers University, has been selected as Miss UNICO Hillsborough for 2017-18.

Her first official Miss UNICO Hillsborough public appearance will be at the Hillsborough Rotary Fair Family Fun Day for families with children and young adults with disabilities ...

Bound Brook Man Charged in Shop Rite Robbery

SOMERVILLE, NJ – A Bound Brook man has been charged with the robbery of the West Union Avenue Shop Rite, and faces additional charges for incidents at the Bridgewater Promenade and Bridgewater Commons Mall.

Brian M. Sivetz, 26, of West Main Street, Bound Brook has been charged with 2 counts of 1st degree, robbery, and 1 count of 4th degree, shoplifting, according to ...

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