Hub City Native, Longtime Boxer, Facing Off for Global Title in Atlantic City This Weekend

November 17, 2017

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — New Brunswick native and legendary boxer Jorge “King” Diaz has certainly had his ups and downs over the years, and in some ways, he’s epitomized the rags to riches story.

Diaz was born in New Brunswick and throughout his youth, moved around to Puerto Rico, Franklin Township and North Brunswick, before finally settling down in Somerset some years ...

Flemington’s Openly Intersex Election Victor May be Nation’s First

FLEMINGTON, NJ – The way Betsy Driver sees it, her victory in the Borough Council race here yesterday marks a first for a U.S. election.

Driver, a Democrat, won the election along with independent Michael Harris. Both are newcomers who unseated two incumbent candidates. They ran on local issues, each critical of what they saw as a lack of transparency by the existing Borough Council and ...

Bloomfield School Website Hacked by ISIS-Sponsored Group

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — School Desk, the company that hosts the Bloomfield School District's websites was hacked in the early morning hours and all school content was replaced by a pro-ISIS video. By 7 a.m. the original site was restored. The following statement was posted on the district website;

“Around 4 AM EST, Monday, 11/6, an unknown group hacked the web sites of ...

Car Fire Closes Route 22 in Green Brook

GREEN BROOK, NJ — All lanes of Route 22 are being closed at Washington Avenue after a car fire at approximately 226 US-22 just east of Warrenville Road, police announced on Sunday evening.

Drivers are advised to avoid the area.

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 ...

Amid Series of Incidents, Swastika Found Painted Outside Rutgers Dining Hall

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — A  Nazi swastika was found gratified on the outside of Stonier Hall​, near the Brower Commons dining hall, over​ the weekend, university officials confirmed.

The latest incident comes less than a week after​ w​hite supremacist recruitment posters were found across campus, and while a food science professor was ​accused of sharing dozens of anti-Semitic ...

Edison Police Probe Halloween Party Shootings Early Friday

EDISON, NJ — Edison Township police detectives are continuing to investigate an early morning shooting Friday that left two young men wounded. The victims were attending a Halloween party in the Raritan Center hotel’s banquet hall when the incident occurred.

The gunshot victims – a 21-year-old Newark man who was shot in his arm and abdomen and a 20-year-old East Orange man ...

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 Monday morning, 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 ...

Where To Find The Great Pumpkin And More This Halloween In The Garden State

NEW JERSEY - If Halloween plans are still up in the air, take heart. There is plenty to do this final weekend before October 31 whether Garden State residents want their pants scared off or want some family-friendly fun.

Haunted River Walk in Milltown - October 27 and October 28 from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Cost is $8 for adults, $5 for kids and $4 for seniors. Walk begins at the gazebo ...

Video: Firefighters Battle Five-Alarm Blaze in North Plainfield

NORTH PLAINFIELD — Firefighters continue to battle a five-alarm fire that began in the early hours of Tuesday morning at the vacant Villa Maria facility at 641 Somerset Street. At 10 a.m. the fire was still burning and fire companies were being rotated, continuing to operate by hitting hot spots of active fire, authorities said.

Somerset Street South was closed and ...

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