NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—In the wake of President-elect Donald Trump's anti-immigrant political rhetoric, a counter-celebration of America's diversity--and sharp opposition to his policies--has blossomed in the Hub City.
Protests showing support for immigrants--including one that drew well over a thousand people on November 16--have largely prioritized immigration in the aftermath of the election.
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ--A close-knit network of corporate sponsors, volunteers, supporters and community members populated the Heldrich Hotel in downtown New Brunswick for the 10th anniversary gala of the Simuel Whitfield Simmons Organization (SWS).
On December 10, this red carpet event raised awareness and funds for the non-profit organization’s scholarship, which provides financial assistance for low-income students pursuing higher education.
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ--Within the warm confines of an off-campus house located on Huntington Street, three students, weighed down by the bags of books on their backs, yet, uplifted by the infinite possibility of music, came together to write their very first song “Horizon Fire.”
It was during this meeting during the start of the fall 2013 semester at Rutgers that one of Hub City’s most novel, alternative folk bands was created.
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Police believe that three individuals intentionally set fire to the area behind 14 Union Street, the Kappa Sigma fraternity house, on November 19 at approximately 7:43pm.
The fire started about 15 minutes prior to the start of the Rutgers vs. Penn State University football game.
According to the New Brunswick Police Department (NBPD) news release, nine vehicles, a storage bin, and some trash were engulfed in flames.
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Middlesex County began its 2016-2017 white-tailed deer-hunting season on November 19.
This will be followed by a six-day hunt on from December 5-10, and will conclude with a "winter bow hunt" on January 1, 2017.
The county-authorized hunting is part the government's "Deer Management Program," which is run in conjunction with the New Jersey Fish and Wildlife Division and spans 3,000 acres of land in Middlesex County.
SOUTH RIVER, NJ—A 25-year-old man from South River, Joseph A. Brown, is currently incarcerated at the Middlesex County Jail after being arrested on charges he sexually assaulted a 14-year old girl.
According to the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office (MCPO) press release, Brown was arrested on November 11, the day after he allegedly had sexual relations with the teenager.
CARTERET, NJ—Sandra Simon, a 32-year-old woman from the borough, was arrested and incarcerated on November 7, on charges that she fatally bludgeoned 59-year-old Hector W. Torres in his home.
Torres was found dead at 12:03 am on October 11, according to the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office (MCPO).
His body was found on the first floor of his rented home on Holly Street in Carteret.
According to the MCPO press release, Torres "suffered blunt force trauma to the head."
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—On a November 8th, citizens across the United States will flock to polling stations not only to decide the nation's next president, but also in many communities, the fate of its county representation.
On the ballot, three candidates each from the Middlesex County Democratic Organization and The Middlesex County Republican Organization will be competing for three seats on the county's Board of Chosen Freeholders.
PISCATAWAY, NJ—Three victims, including a former student that police have said is the perpetrator, have been injured and remain hospitalized following a stabbing that occurred at the Rutgers Business School at approximately 2:30 pm on November 4.
Three days later, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Rutgers University Police Department (RUPD) Chief Kenneth Cop identified the suspect as Joshua S. Thompson, a 25-year-old resident of Mountainside, New Jersey.
PERTH AMBOY, NJ—The city government has agreed to spend $150,000 in taxpayer funds to settle a civil lawsuit brought by one of its employees, alleging that a former Police Director had sexual harassed her on numerous occasions.
A civilian employee at the Perth Amboy Police Department (PAPD) records clerk Nalda Capo, filed the lawsuit against former Perth Amboy Police Chief, Benjamin Ruiz,
The complaint againt Ruiz, a close ally of Mayor Wilda Diaz, was filed at the Middlesex County Courthouse on December 10, 2015.
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ--On Friday, September 16, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) welcomed United States Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr., to speak about gun violence as a public health issue.
Pallone represents the people of New Jersey’s 6th congressional district, and is a ranking member on the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
In attendance were representatives from the Brady Campaign, Million Moms March, the New Jersey State Nurses Association and the New Jersey Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
PERTH AMBOY, NJ—A jury seated at the Middlesex County Courthouse decided on September 20 that former Perth Amboy Police Chief Benjamin Ruiz is not guilty of official misconduct, theft of services, and witness tampering.
Ruiz was potentially facing 5 to 10 years in prison over the allegations that he had gotten police department mechanics to make repairs and enhancements to his private vehicles. He also faced charges he tried to get a potential witness to alter his side of the story.
PISCATAWAY, NJ--Rutgers University pulled the plug on its new official student-tailgating lot, “The Alley,” which was shut down after just two home football games.
Rutgers' official athletics Twitter account @RUAthletics tweeted on September 20 that “The Alley” will shut down “due to safety concerns.”
The tailgate party had been located in the narrow gravel lot, across the street from Werblin Recreation Center on Busch Campus.