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Man Killed In Hamilton Township Shooting Overnight: Police

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ — A Trenton man was shot while driving in Hamilton Township Tuesday night, according to authorities. Police found 28-year-old Matthew J. Dukes in his car after he had apparently been shot in the chest while driving in the Society Hill housing complex.

PATCH - 2018-08-15 14:53:20

Helmetta man accused of 60 New Jersey car burglaries

SOUTH BRUNSWICK - A Helmetta man has been arrested in connection with more than 60 car burglaries during the past month, due to the efforts of police in South Brunswick, East Brunswick, Jamesburg and Monroe.

MYCENTRALJERSEY.COM - 2018-08-15 20:30:00

Warren TD Bank robbery suspect sought by police

Around 2:15 p.m., a robbery was reported at the TD Bank on Mountain Boulevard here, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson and Warren Township Police Chief William Keane.

MYCENTRALJERSEY.COM - 2018-08-14 21:31:00

60+ Car Break-Ins In South Brunswick/East Brunswick: Man Charged

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ — A Helmetta man was arrested Tuesday and charged in connection with more than 60 car burglaries that occurred over the past month in central New Jersey, including break-ins in Old Bridge, East Brunswick, Jamesburg, Monroe and South Brunswick.

PATCH - 2018-08-15 19:29:05

Gabriel Does it Again: North Brunswick resident grows 13-foot tomato plants

Gabriel Chiappetta, an 87-year-old resident of North Brunswick, received San Marzano tomato seeds from his cousin, Antonio Chiappetta, who lives in Canada, which have grown into six 13-foot tall vines. Chiappetta had to build an extension on his existing garden, since the vines outgrew the enclosure

PACKET ONLINE - 2018-08-14 18:04:04

Why is flooding always so bad in North Jersey? The area used to be a prehistoric lake

The Passaic River Basin was a massive lake that formed 25,000 years ago after a glacier that covered a large portion of of North Jersey retreated leaving debris that blocked gaps in the Watchung Mountains, according to federal and state reports.

DAILY RECORD - 2018-08-14 17:36:00

South Amboy Police Blotter, Aug. 10 - Aug. 15

SOUTH AMBOY, NJ — Released by South Amboy police and unedited by Patch: The South Amboy police department police blotter from August 10, 2018 through August 15, 2018:

PATCH - 2018-08-15 18:29:28

Manalapan Police Blotter, Aug. 6 - Aug. 12

MANALAPAN, NJ — Released by Manalapan police and unedited by Patch, all the arrests in the past week:

PATCH - 2018-08-14 14:13:13

Veteran police officer moves up the ranks in Old Bridge

OLD BRIDGE — A veteran police officer, who received a department and a state award for saving a life in 2006, has moved up the ranks.James Ford, who was sworn in as an Old Bridge police officer in 1997, was promoted to the rank of sergeant at a Township Council meeting on Aug. 6.

PACKET ONLINE - 2018-08-14 18:04:04

Two brothers beat a man to death and buried him in their backyard. Now, they're both convicted

Courtesy of Lumberton PoliceBryan Costello (left) and his brother, Christopher Costello, Lumberton residents who were convicted in the baseball beating death of Justin Dubois

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER - 2018-08-15 14:57:00

Stelton Community Center will close at end of year in Edison

EDISON — Building a new state-of-the-art community center remains a top priority in Edison.Officials plan to close the Dorothy K. Drwal Stelton Community Center on Plainfield Avenue in late November, Business Administrator Maureen Ruane said.Township officials said they are working to relocate the g

PACKET ONLINE - 2018-08-14 18:06:22

N.J. superintendent accused of defecating on school track gets $100K separation deal

In this June 12, 2018 file photo, Thomas Tramaglini, right, the Kenilworth Schools superintendent accused of defecating on the track at Holmdel High School, makes his initial appearance in Holmdel Municipal Court in Holmdel, N.J.

TUCSON.COM - 2018-08-14 16:47:00

East Brunswick family proud of son bowling in Special Olympics

EAST BRUNSWICK- Salvatore Malfitano introduced the game of bowling to his son Justin when he was six years old, after he had been recently diagnosed with autism.Today, Justin Malfitano, 22, is a two-time gold and one-time silver medalist, competing as part of Team New Jersey’s bowling team at this y

PACKET ONLINE - 2018-08-14 18:04:04

Driver sought in fatal Woodbridge hit-and-run

WOODBRIDGE – Authorities are actively searching for the driver who fled after striking and killing a 31-year-old pedestrian on Route 1 south, just south of the Route 35 exit, on Aug. 13.The deceased pedestrian was identified as John Kukuch Jr., 31, of Woodbridge. He was pronounced dead at the scene

PACKET ONLINE - 2018-08-14 18:04:04

Hit-and-run driver kills pedestrian crossing Route 1

The man was struck in the right lane on the southbound side of the highway near Value City Furniture, just past the exit for Route 35, Woodbridge police said. The driver of the vehicle fled without stopping.


Court upholds Plainfield drug dealer's murder conviction

Jeremy Watson, 32, lost the fourth appeal of his conviction of murdering Michael Gregory, 41, in the park on March 24, 2006. Watson, who was also found guilty of shooting Gregory's girlfriend, Candice Baker, is serving a 77-year-sentence in New Jersey State Prison.

MYCENTRALJERSEY.COM - 2018-08-14 12:00:00

East Brunswick Woman’s Club seeks members

All women in East Brunswick and the surrounding communities can join meetings at 7:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month, from September to May, at East Brunswick Fire District 1, Civic Center Station,310 RuesLane, East Brunswick.

PACKET ONLINE - 2018-08-14 18:04:04

Sayreville Man Met "Boy," 14, At Convenience Store For Sex: AG

Craig M. Dimonda, 37, of Sayreville, was arrested Wednesday, Aug. 8, in Sayreville by members of the New Jersey State Police on a charge of second-degree attempted luring of a child. Dimonda is being held in the Middlesex County Jail pending a detention hearing. Dimonda is pictured above in a photo


BREAKING NEWARK-EAST BRUNSWICK NJ: Bus Returning from Newark's Mayor Picnic Overturns on NJ Turnpike in East Brunswick

Emergency responders are on the scene of an overturned bus on the NJ Turnpike in East Brunswick with injuries reported at this time.According to preliminary reports, the crash happened at approximately 5:25 p.m. in the northbound lanes of the NJ Turnpike near mile marker 78.1 where a school bus carr


Man accused of killing, eating dead ex-girlfriend deemed competent for trial

An Indiana man accused of raping, killing and eating parts of his ex-girlfriend’s dead body is now mentally competent to stand trial, a state psychiatrist said Thursday.