Vast numbers of protesters came in peace to events against police brutality held across the Garden State on the weekend of May 30-31.
Local Musicians Perform at Human Trafficking Awareness Fundraiser
HIGHLAND PARK, NJ—Award-winning local hip hop artist Jason Fraticelli, better known by his stage name "Silent Knight," will be hosting a fundraiser on Friday, July 27 to raise awareness on the serious issue of human trafficking.
The event, starting at 7pm, is to take place at Pino's Gift Basket Shoppe and Wine Cellar. Admission is free with a suggested donation of $10.
New Bail and Speedy Trial Laws Take Effect in New Jersey
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—All defendants arrested on a warrant in New Jersey are now subject to a new system involving them being given a "risk assessment" score, also known as a Public Safety Assessment (PSA) score.
Thanks to new state laws, and an amendment to the State Constitution approved by voters in 2014, New Jersey courts have moved towards a new model of deciding conditions of release and bail for criminal defendants.
Moms Organize “Nurse-In” at East Brunswick YMCA After Mom Told Not to Breastfeed There
EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ–On the afternoon of Friday August 12, children played unphased in the front lobby of the Raritan Valley YMCA as their mothers nursed their baby siblings.
About a dozen mothers and children gathered in the front lobby of the Raritan Valley YMCA, located on Tices Lane in East Brunswick, where an incident of alleged discrimination against a breastfeeding mother recently took place.
CASA of Middlesex to Honor Mayor at May 1 Open House Brunch
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Local nonprofit Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Middlesex County will honor Mayor James Cahill
Mayor Cahill, in addition to twelve others that make up an Honorary Committee will be acknowledged and honored at Steakhouse 85 during an open house brunch program on May 1.
“It’s a privilege to honor Mayor Jim Cahill at the Toast," said licensed social worker Stephanie Brown, who is the Program Director for CASA of Middlesex County.
Community Center on George Street Seeking Adult ESL Students
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Do you want to learn English as a second language? Would you like to do so in a relaxed environment?
Free ESL classes, known as the Conversation Cafés, are starting up again this month at several locations in the city of New Brunswick.
The Conversation Cafés are a great way to practice English speaking skills and meet new people.
RWJ Organizes Forum on Human Trafficking in New Jersey
SAYREVILLE, NJ—Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) hosted their third community forum on human trafficking, entitled "Human Trafficking: Let's Make This the End of the Road Part III," in partnership with American Academy of Pediatrics, Prevent Child Abuse New Jersey, NJ Coalition Against Human Trafficking and the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office.