NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ–Mickey Vanderpool, age 61, severely beat a Newark woman "sometime in June 2016," according to an official statement from the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office (MCPO).

On June 26, Vanderpool was sentenced to serve at least 85% of his eight-year prison term before being eligible for parole, three months after pleading guilty to 2nd-degree assault charges on March 23.

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—After less than 17 months in operation, the Puerto Rican Action Board (PRAB) will close the childcare center it opened inside the Tabernacle Baptist Church on George Street.

Calling it a "difficult decision" to close the facility, the social services non-profit said that "despite widespread promotion of the program… PRAB was unsuccessful in meeting the enrollement to ensure program viability."