NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Recreation Park, located between Pine and Sandford Streets, and Nichol and Reservoir Avenues, hosted its grand opening on July 28, and is now open daily from sunrise to sunset.

The opening of the park celebrates a long process of planning to refurbish the park, instigated by the Civic League of Greater New Brunswick, which began in 2013.

At the ribbon-cutting event, Mayor Jim Cahill and Civic League President C. Roy Epps spoke to residents and summer camp program members.

Continue Reading

HIGHLAND PARK, NJ—A 20-year-old resident of South Adelaide Avenue was arrested and charged with starting the fire that damaged the three-floor rooming house where he lived.

One resident told NBToday that Michael Henderson, the young man charged with starting the blaze, had moved into the home about two months prior.

According to a statement from the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office, Henderson was charged with a second degree count of aggravated arson.

Continue Reading

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Middlesex County’s homeless rate has decreased nearly 24% over the last year, according to a recently released report on homelessness statewide.

The Point in Time County (PITC) survey, conducted annually across the state by Monarch Housing Associates, reported that overall New Jersey’s homeless rate has decreased 12% since 2015.

According to this year’s report, the number of homeless reported in Middlesex County reached a five-year low of 457.

Continue Reading

BORDENTOWN, NJ—The body of a 29-year-old Somerset resident was discovered and removed from the Delaware River shortly after 11 a.m. on July 27.

NJ State Police spokesperson Captain Stephen Jones confirmed that the man found at mouth of Crosswicks Creek under the I-295 overpass was Juan Alberto, also known as Juan Henry Ulloa Alberto.

Alberto had been missing since he reportedly went for a swim in the river during a fishing trip on July 24.

Continue Reading

HIGHLAND PARK, NJ–—Irving Primary School in Highland Park won a prize for being in the top ten for their work in the Great Crayon Cleanout by saving 125 pounds of crayons from local landfills.

Many used crayons end up in local landfills, which is both wasteful and bad for the environment.

For the Great Crayon Cleanout, students were tasked with finding old, loose crayons in their homes and schools, ones that were unlikely to be used again.

Continue Reading

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—City police are investigating what residents believe to be a stabbing near Bergen Court, in one of the city's public housing projects on July 26.

According to the New Brunswick Police Department (NBPD), a 28-year-old man from Bound Brook "sustained non-life threatening injury to his lower back from a cutting instrument" at about 3:27pm.

Police said that the victim was transported from the Schwartz-Robeson public housing complex to Robert Wood Johnson Hospital.

Continue Reading