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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ- El Condado de Middlesex comenzó su temporada 2016-2017 de cacería de venados de cola blanca el 19 de noviembre.

    Esta actividad fue seguida por seis días de cacería del 5 al 10 de diciembre, y concluirá con una “caza de arco de invierno” programada para el 1 de enero de 2017.

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    SOUTH RIVER, NJ— Un hombre de 25 años de South River, Joseph A. Brown, permanece encerrado en la cárcel del Condado de Middlesex tras ser detenido por cargos de agresiones sexuales a una muchacha de 14 años de edad.

    Según el comunicado de prensa emitido por la Oficina del Fiscal del Condado de Middlesex (MCPO), Brown fue detenido el 11 de noviembre, un día después de presuntamente haber mantenido relaciones sexuales con la adolescente.

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Middlesex County Freeholder Director, Ronald Rios, released a letter on June 15 requesting that a controversial gas compressor station proposed for Franklin Township be moved to a "more remote area."

    The station is part of a major natural gas infrastructure project planned by Williams Transco, an Oklahoma-based oil and gas company looking to expand their existing pipelines throughout Central New Jersey.

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    LAURENCE HARBOR, NJ—Just when it seems we need it most, the EPA is looking back on a proud past and uncertain future.

    On July 10, New Brunswick's Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. celebrated the 47th anniversary of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) along with environmental advocates.

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    PERTH AMBOY, NJ—Friends, family, city officials and community members mourned the loss of Perth Amboy's Fire Chief, Abraham Pitre, on Wednesday, June 21.

    Pitre apparently died in his home on the evening of Saturday, June 17, reportedly after committing suicide by a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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    PERTH AMBOY, NJ—Former Chief of Police of Perth Amboy, Benjamin Ruiz, was indicted by a grand jury on Friday, June 2, on counts of stalking and impersonating a Law Enforcement Officer.

    The charges stem from a period of time in 2016, while the Chief was suspended over allegations that he used police resources to repair a personal vehicle, among other charges.

    They say that their investigation determined Ruiz was hiding outside a Smith Street convenience store to watch an unidentified neighbor.

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Two candidates with the newly-formed Central Jersey Progressive Democrats (CJPD) are striving for seats on the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

    The primary election for the Freeholders will take place on June 6, along side primaries for New Jersey State Governor, Assembly, State Senator, and County Surrogate, as well as seats on the State and County Committee Democratic Party Committee.

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Two highrise apartment buildings in downtown New Brunswick, including the county government's former headquarters, were quietly sold last year, but it's proven to be a challenge to find out the sale price.

    Both the buyer, Oxford Realty Group, and the seller, Pennrose Properties, have not responded to inquiries about the multi-million dollar deal.  Records available at the County Clerk's Office also did not provide basic information about the sale.

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The New Brunswick Parking Authority (NBPA) has expanded their partnership with Enterprise CarShare, offering vehicles at two new locations on city streets.

    The service is provided by Enterprise Rent-A-Car, a national company based in Clayton, Missouri.  In densely-populated urban areas like New Brunswick, car-sharing has increasingly become a transportation trend.

    This program is available in 29 cities within the U.S., and allows people to rent a vehicle by the hour, the day, overnight, or for the weekend.

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—In 1913, on the eve of President Woodrow Wilson’s inauguration, Alice Paul and the National American Woman Suffrage Association took to the streets of Washington D.C, in the most reliable and oldest form of protest there is, marching.

    This historic parade attended by 8,000 marchers, demanded that the President grant Women the right to vote.

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    PERTH AMBOY, NJ—Perth Amboy’s Police Department will soon be getting a Mine-resistant, Ambush-protected (MRAP) military vehicle from the federal government.

    The original price for this vehicle was $65,000, but the PAPD only had to pay shipping costs, $6,500, through the controversial Federal 1033 Program, which gives municipal and county law enforcement access to military grade equipment such as aircrafts, weapons and vehicles.

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ--A close-knit network of corporate sponsors, volunteers, supporters and community members populated the Heldrich Hotel in downtown New Brunswick for the 10th anniversary gala of the Simuel Whitfield Simmons Organization (SWS).

    On December 10, this red carpet event raised awareness and funds for the non-profit organization’s scholarship, which provides financial assistance for low-income students pursuing higher education.

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ--Within the warm confines of an off-campus house located on Huntington Street, three students, weighed down by the bags of books on their backs, yet, uplifted by the infinite possibility of music, came together to write their very first song “Horizon Fire.”

    It was during this meeting during the start of the fall 2013 semester at Rutgers that one of Hub City’s most novel, alternative folk bands was created.

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—In the wake of President-elect Donald Trump's anti-immigrant political rhetoric, a counter-celebration of America's diversity--and sharp opposition to his policies--has blossomed in the Hub City.

    Protests showing support for immigrants--including one that drew well over a thousand people on November 16--have largely prioritized immigration in the aftermath of the election.

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Police believe that three individuals intentionally set fire to the area behind 14 Union Street, the Kappa Sigma fraternity house, on November 19 at approximately 7:43pm.

    The fire started about 15 minutes prior to the start of the Rutgers vs. Penn State University football game.

    According to the New Brunswick Police Department (NBPD) news release, nine vehicles, a storage bin, and some trash were engulfed in flames.

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Middlesex County began its 2016-2017 white-tailed deer-hunting season on November 19.

    This will be followed by a six-day hunt on from December 5-10, and will conclude with a "winter bow hunt" on January 1, 2017.

    The county-authorized hunting is part the government's "Deer Management Program," which is run in conjunction with the New Jersey Fish and Wildlife Division and spans 3,000 acres of land in Middlesex County.

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    SOUTH RIVER, NJ—A 25-year-old man from South River, Joseph A. Brown, is currently incarcerated at the Middlesex County Jail after being arrested on charges he sexually assaulted a 14-year old girl.

    According to the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office (MCPO) press release, Brown was arrested on November 11, the day after he allegedly had sexual relations with the teenager.

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    CARTERET, NJ—Sandra Simon, a 32-year-old woman from the borough, was arrested and incarcerated on November 7, on charges that she fatally bludgeoned 59-year-old Hector W. Torres in his home.

    Torres was found dead at 12:03 am on October 11, according to the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office (MCPO).

    His body was found on the first floor of his rented home on Holly Street in Carteret. 

    According to the MCPO press release, Torres "suffered blunt force trauma to the head."

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—On a November 8th, citizens across the United States will flock to polling stations not only to decide the nation's next president, but also in many communities, the fate of its county representation.

    On the ballot, three candidates each from the Middlesex County Democratic Organization and The Middlesex County Republican Organization will be competing for three seats on the county's Board of Chosen Freeholders.

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    PISCATAWAY, NJ—Three victims, including a former student that police have said is the perpetrator, have been injured and remain hospitalized following a stabbing that occurred at the Rutgers Business School at approximately 2:30 pm on November 4.

    ​Three days later, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Rutgers University Police Department (RUPD) Chief Kenneth Cop identified the suspect as Joshua S. Thompson, a 25-year-old resident of Mountainside, New Jersey.

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    PERTH AMBOY, NJ—The city government has agreed to spend $150,000 in taxpayer funds to settle a civil lawsuit brought by one of its employees, alleging that a former Police Director had sexual harassed her on numerous occasions.

    A civilian employee at the Perth Amboy Police Department (PAPD) records clerk Nalda Capo, filed the lawsuit against former Perth Amboy Police Chief, Benjamin Ruiz,

    The complaint againt Ruiz, a close ally of Mayor Wilda Diaz, was filed at the Middlesex County Courthouse on December 10, 2015.

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ--On Friday, September 16, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) welcomed United States Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr., to speak about gun violence as a public health issue.

    Pallone represents the people of New Jersey’s 6th congressional district, and is a ranking member on the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

    In attendance were representatives from the Brady Campaign, Million Moms March, the New Jersey State Nurses Association and the New Jersey Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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    PERTH AMBOY, NJ—A jury seated at the Middlesex County Courthouse decided on September 20 that former Perth Amboy Police Chief Benjamin Ruiz is not guilty of official misconduct, theft of services, and witness tampering.

    Ruiz was potentially facing 5 to 10 years in prison over the allegations that he had gotten police department mechanics to make repairs and enhancements to his private vehicles.  He also faced charges he tried to get a potential witness to alter his side of the story.

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    PISCATAWAY, NJ--Rutgers University pulled the plug on its new official student-tailgating lot, “The Alley,” which was shut down after just two home football games.

    Rutgers' official athletics Twitter account @RUAthletics tweeted on September 20 that “The Alley” will shut down “due to safety concerns.”

    The tailgate party had been located in the narrow gravel lot, across the street from Werblin Recreation Center on Busch Campus.