NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Police are investigating an aggravated assault that occurred inside a Guilden Street home on February 4, according to a Rutgers University crime alert. 

In the incident, a man was allegedly hit in the face while trying to break up a fight inside the Sixth Ward residence, located near St. Peter's University Hospital in a neighborhood that is inhabited by thousands of Rutgers students.

The New Brunswick Police Department (NBPD) is investigating the crime, but that agency has made no effort to publicize the assault.

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PERTH AMBOY, NJ—Authorities announced on February 8 that a 21-year-old Perth Amboy resident had been charged with "improperly touching" a 16-year-old boy at a city church on multiple occasions in 2015. 

Luis Felipe Batista was 19 at the time, and according to prosecutors, he had volunteered as an unpaid hall monitor during Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD) classes at the Holy Trinity Church for more than five years.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—On Saturday, February 25, community members are invited to attend the New Brunswick Community Food Alliance’s annual community Food Forum.

This year’s annual event will run from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm and will be held at the Lord Stirling Community School located at 101 Redmond Street.

Community members who attend the event will learn how to access free food resources, grow their own food, and eat better on a budget.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—A prosecutor and a judge quickly lost their patience with a young man who did not go along with the questions asked of him about his role in a scheme involving his position as a valet for the New Brunswick Parking Authority (NBPA).

The case stems from a scam allegedly run by several NBPA valets who pocketed cash from customers in exchange for allowing them to park in an abandoned parking garage that the NBPA had sold to Middlesex County.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—On January 31, agents with the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency arrested 37-year-old Javier Atlixqueno-Vaquero, a fugitive on their "most wanted" list, in New Brunswick.

Atlixqueno-Vaquero was reportedly on the #2 spot on the dubious list of undocumented immigrants with serious criminal convictions that the government hopes to remove from the country.

The Mexican citizen had reportedly been convicted of multiple felony charges, including sexually assaulting a minor.

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NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ—A new QuickChek convenience store and fueling station located at How Lane and Jersey Avenue in North Brunswick represents the company’s 134th store in the Garden State.

The 5,496-square-foot store opened for business on February 21.

The fresh convenience market, as the new stores are sometimes called, will be open 24-hours a day and serve hot coffee, iced coffee, as well as fountain or dispensed "QuickFreeze" drinks for children to enjoy, all free, thru March 5, to help launch the store. 

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ—The Township quietly paid $125,000 to a man who had accused police of assaulting him and smashing his front teeth with a flashlight at a TGI Friday's restaurant.

The payment settles the federal lawsuit brought by Jeffrey Gutierez, an Iselin resident who claims the Woodbridge Police Department assaulted and falsely arrested him after they responded to a call at the Gill Lane restaurant.

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