NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—In an astonishing and brazen crime spree that caught the New Jersey State Police (NJSP) off guard, a local teenager used a stolen police vehicle to make his own traffic stops on December 17.

The agency did not know that one of their vehicles had been stolen until hours after it had been used in several crimes on a Sunday morning shortly before Christmas.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—A city police officer is suspended without pay after being charged with aggravated assault and riot for his involvement in a fight on Easton Avenue.

Anthony Jones, Jr., who joined the New Brunswick Police Department (NBPD) in 2016, was allegedly off-duty on when the violent incident occurred on January 21.

It took eighteen days for the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office (MCPO) to file and announce the charges in a statement that was issued to some media outlets, but not New Brunswick Today.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—For the first time in years, the city's Housing Authority has opened up one of its waiting lists and quietly begun taking preliminary applications for two-bedroom apartments.

The New Brunswick Housing Authority (NBHA) website does not reflect this, however, stating that "Waiting lists for Section 8 and Public Housing are currently closed."

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Even after criminal charges were filed against student activists pushing for a higher minimum wage at Rutgers University, their "Fight for 15" campaign continues.

In the lead-up to the Rutgers Board of Trustees' meeting on December 12, University President Robert Barchi announced he would increase the wage for student workers to $11 an hour effective January 1.

Previously, some student workers at the university earned wages as low as $8.44 an hour, the state's current minimum wage.

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