HIGHLAND PARK, NJ—A 16-year-old child was allegedly taken advantage of by a case worker from a non-profit "care management organization" that was assigned to assist their family.

Miguel Garrido, the 23-year-old former case manager from Monmouth Junction, was arrested and charged with several crimes on November 17, according to the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office (MCPO).

Garrido was employed with the non-profit, Coordinated Family Care, which is located on Silver Line Drive in North Brunswick.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—On September 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico and quickly became one of the most devastating storms to hit the island in modern history.

With sustained winds of 64 miles per hour and gusts of up to 109 miles per hour, Puerto Rico was in a complicated position, having to respond to one of the most intense natural disasters in its history despite undergoing internal challenges including its own debt crisis, corruption, and political uncertainty.

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EDISON, NJ—A former Township police officer who left the force in disgrace last year is now behind bars, after the cases mounting against him and his wife came to a dramatic conclusion in September.

Michael Dotro, a 40-year-old Manalapan resident who had become a poster child for bad behavior in one of the state's most corrupt police departments, was sentenced to 20 years in state prison on September 7.

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DUNELLEN, NJ—Christopher Tarver, a 45-year-old Jackson Township resident who once led the Recreation Departments in Dunellen and North Plainfield, faces up to 50 years behind bars after being convicted by a jury on a slew of sex crimes.

Tarver also coached the Middlesex County College basketball team and served as "Executive Director" at the Monmouth Power Sports Club, a traveling basketball team.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—City police investigated "an altercation at a party that resulted in gunfire" on October 28 at approximately 2am, according to a press release and a Rutgers University crime alert.

The shooting that injured a 21-year-old New Brunswick man occurred following a brawl outside a private home at 120 Hamilton Street, just steps away from the university's main campus.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ–A city-based importer of mattresses and rugs, together with the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC), has recalled about 6,200 mattresses due to a fire hazard.

Since the “Basic 6-inch and Basic 8-inch” mattresses made in China fail to meet the federal flammability standard for mattresses, Superior Importers, LLC, is providing a free mattress cover as a repair-remedy.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—On October 20, city police found themselves simultaneously engaged in a foot pursuit and a search for a truck that fled a motor vehicle stop made "as a follow up to a narcotics investigation," according to the New Brunswick Police Department (NBPD).

Two South Jersey men, the driver and passenger of the vehicle stopped at Suydam Street and Remsen Avenue shortly after 6:00pm, were both arrested, the department said in a statement.

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