NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The shakeup is almost completed, with one Edisonian being approved for a Superior Court Judgeship and another about to join the state legislature.

The 18th Legislative District, which includes Edison, East Brunswick, Highland Park, Helmetta, Metuchen, South Plainfield, and South River, will have a new official representative starting on May 26.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—A spokesperson for the federal agency that handles immigration enforcement confirmed they captured "two individuals" somewhere on Suydam Street.

But the agency refused to confirm who was taken into custody or what they did wrong.

At first, Alvin Philips, who works for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) declined to say what went down on the major thoroughfare at 6:00am on May 17.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—During an awkward meeting of the New Brunswick Housing Authority (NBHA) board, its Chairman learned that a $70,000 agreement approved minutes earlier had not been reviewed by an attorney representing the NBHA's interests.

NBHA attorney Joseph Manfredi admitted that the reason for the lack of attorney review was a conflict of interest because his law firm represents both of the public agencies involved in the deal.

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CARTERET, NJ—New Jersey represents the second fastest growing market for prime “logistics rents” in the United States, according to real estate services company CBRE Group Inc.’s inaugural Global Prime Logistics Rents report.

Oakland, California, which took the number one spot, was one of the only six United States cities, ahead of New Jersey.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Some university scientists looking to explain the high rates of lead poisoning in humans are zeroing in not only on corroded pipes and contaminated industrial sites, but also on so-called “biosolids,” or sewage sludge – which is often used as fertilizer despite concerns about heavy metals that could contaminate soil, food, and water.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—A city couple has been charged with desecration of human remains and hindering an investigation into the death of their newborn baby in a strange case that unfolded over several days in the Hub City.

It's still not clear how the baby died, but authorities decided to file criminal charges against the parents, 34-year-old Jaciel Torres-Lopez, and 30-year-old Mercedes Sanchez-Torres.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—On May 13, no one was injured in a blaze high atop one of two major new construction projects going up on the Rutgers University College Avenue campus.

While workers were finishing the roof of the new classroom building at 6 Bishop Place, what was once the site of the New Brunswick Theological Seminary (NBTS) when part of the roof caught fire.

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