BRONX, NY – Following today's huge victory over Iowa State in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl, Rutgers football coach Greg Schiano declared, " Eric! Eric, this one's for you!" referring to the University football player from Avenel, NJ paralyzed last October, Eric LeGrand.
Just one day earlier, the Men's Basketball team scored a huge win of their own, defeating the Florida Gators, ranked tenth in the nation, in double overtime at the Louis Brown Athletic Center in Piscataway.
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A 41-year-old city man was seriously injured in a shooting on Monday afternoon at the Brunswick Arms Apartment building.
According to James Queally's article on NJ.com, police said the shooting occurred at about 4:45pm and was related to a domestic dispute.
NBPD Sgt. Mark Pappas told NJ.com that the victim was being treated for life-threatening injuries at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce Kaplan and Warden Edwin Cicchi announced second-degree sexual assault charges against the county jail's assistant director Derick Stevens on December 22.
Authorities say that Stevens, a resident of Burlington Township, had sex with a 21-year-old female inmate in the year in September or October of 2000.
They also say he attempted to bribe the woman not to talk to investigators about the incident on December 5, according to a report in the Newark Star-Ledger
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Jack Klugman, famous for his roles in Quincy M.E. and The Odd Couple, is the last living cast member of the 1957 film, "Twelve Angry Men," according to a report on NJ.com.
He will once again play Juror No. 9 at the George Street Playhouse's theatrical version of the classic. The show will run from March 13 to April 8, according to the report.
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rutgers University's administration appears poised to go to war with unions representing their faculty and staff. In a surprising move this month, the University's Board of Governors in effect voted to punish unionized workers by granting raises and bonuses to non-union employees only this year.