Charlie is the founder and editor of New Brunswick Today, and the winner of the Awbrey Award for Community-Oriented Local Journalism. He is a proud Rutgers University journalism graduate, a community organizer, and a former independent candidate for mayor of New Brunswick.

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Eric, This One’s For You: Rutgers Athletics Scores BIG Back-to-Back Wins In NCAA’s Biggest Sports

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.

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Man In Critical Condition After Being Shot In Domestic Dispute

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, police said the shooting occurred at about 4:45pm and was related to a domestic dispute.

NBPD Sgt. Mark Pappas told that the victim was being treated for life-threatening injuries at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.

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Assistant Director at County Jail Charged with Sex Assault on Inmate 11 Years Ago

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