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Sayreville High School teacher Eric Pieklo, charged with sexual contact with students, released pending trial

NEW BRUNSWICK - A Sayreville High School teacher charged with having sexual contact with students has been released from jail pending his trial. Eric Pieklo, 50, of South Amboy, was arrested and charged Friday with four counts of second-degree endangering the welfare of a child and five counts of fo

MYCENTRALJERSEY.COM - 2018-12-12 18:56:00

Passion and service drive owners of Pine Manor and Skylark Diner to open Blue Horse in Highland Park

Knowing their demographic and clocking 75 collective years in hospitality, the owners of CAM Hospitality Group, which also operates Pines Manor and Skylark Diner in Edison, have opened the new Blue Horse restaurant in Highland Park.

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

Alert: South Brunswick police looking for missing 13-year-old

South Brunswick Police are looking for a juvenile male who was reported missing by his family Monday afternoon. The missing person, Razhaan East-Hone, 13, was last seen Sunday night at his residence in Monmouth Junction.

MONROENOW ONLINE NEWS - 2018-12-12 21:09:00

Fuck Yeah: Amazon Warehouse Workers in Staten Island Go Public With Unionizing Push

Employees at a newly-opened Amazon warehouse in Staten Island went public with a campaign to unionize last night, saying that the company should improve working conditions before focusing on its new HQ2 expansion across the city in Queens, according to Bloomberg News.

SPLINTER - 2018-12-12 15:08:00

Why parts of Middlesex County may smell awful through December

EAST BRUNSWICK — People in the area of the Middlesex County Landfill may notice what officials are calling "some unpleasant odors" as work is done to improve the facility. The odors could last through the end of December, according to a Facebook post from the South River Police Department. Work is c

WOBM.COM - 2018-12-10 21:55:33

Local Allstate owners secure $6K grant for JANJ

EDISON — Six local Allstate Agency owners, two from Middlesex County, volunteered their time in their communities to secure a $6,000 Allstate Foundation grant for Junior Achievement of New Jersey (JANJ).

PACKET ONLINE - 2018-12-11 19:04:05

Jersey Cash 5 lottery ticket worth $1.4M sold at Wawa store

A Jersey Cash 5 lottery ticket that hit the $1.4 million jackpot in Tuesday night’s drawing was sold at a Wawa store in Middlesex County. The win marks the largest Jersey Cash 5 jackpot of the year and only the second jackpot to break $1 million in 2018.

NJ.COM - 2018-12-12 21:53:44

NYPD Officer Hit by Friendly Fire Released From Hospital

Thunderous applause and the sound of bagpipes greeted NYPD Officer Amir Pali, who was hit by friendly fire, as he left a Staten Island Hospital Tuesday. — NEW YORK -- Thunderous applause and the sound of bagpipes greeted the young NYPD officer shot by friendly fire as he left a Staten Island Hospita

OFFICER.COM - 2018-12-12 07:00:00

Man sought in road rage killing of N.Y. firefighter arrested at N.J. motel

A man sought by police in the death of a on-duty death New York City firefighter in a weekend road rage incident was arrested in Middlesex County late Monday. Joseph Desmond, 29, was taken into custody by the NYPD and the U.S. Marshal’s Service for a parole violation at the Circle Motor Lodge on Rou

NJ.COM - 2018-12-11 18:33:39

'Human Tornado' Sentenced To 58 Years For Edison Father's Murder

The Rahway man who murdered Edison taxi driver Imad Alasmar during the course of a botched armed robbery in 2015, causing a motor vehicle collision that cost a young woman her lower leg, has been sentenced to 58 years in state prison, according to acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan.

PATCH - 2018-12-10 13:31:00

Police ID pedestrian struck, killed by pickup truck in Linden

The 54-year-old pedestrian struck and killed by a pickup truck in a Union County intersection Monday evening has been identified by police as a Linden resident. Thomas Katsonis was hit as the 78-year-old driver turned right onto North Wood Avenue from East Elizabeth Avenue around 5:15 p.m, Linden po

NJ.COM - 2018-12-11 17:13:18

PizzaFire Opens First New Jersey Location In Somerset County

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — PizzaFire has opened its first New Jersey location in North Plainfield. The pizzeria held a soft opening at 1200 Route 22 East next to Texas Roadhouse on Thursday, Dec. 6. A grand opening is the works.

PATCH - 2018-12-10 16:23:00

Police officer shot on Staten Island to be released from hospital

FORT WADSWORTH, Staten Island (WABC) -- An NYPD officer who was shot in the stomach during a standoff with a suspect on Staten Island is set to be released from the hospital Tuesday.

ABC7NY.COM - 2018-12-11 18:47:18

Sayreville teacher charged for sexual contact with students

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief John Zebrowski of the Sayreville Police Department said Dec.7 that a Sayreville War Memorial High School teacher has been arrested and charged with engaging in inappropriate conduct with several high school students.

MONROENOW ONLINE NEWS - 2018-12-10 21:32:00

What's that smell in Sayreville?

SAYREVILLE - At least one Parlin section resident is wondering what is the "overwhelming odor" that has been waking her up from a deep sleep. "The odor is so pervasive that candles, incense, oil diffusers do nothing to staunch the smell," Sunnie DeToma said in an email. "It’s much worse than it was

MYCENTRALJERSEY.COM - 2018-12-11 20:55:00

Child Rapist, Man Who Sold Child For Sex, Drug Dealers Among Those Under Murphy, Grewal Protection in New Jersey, Taken Out by ICE

TRENTON-New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and Attorney General Gurbir Grewal have effectively cut the U.S. Immigration and Customs department out of everyday life for police in New Jersey but a sweep last week details the types of criminals the hands-off directive will be safeguarding.

SHORENEWSNETWORK.COM - 2018-12-11 07:00:00

Power outage caused by balloons leaves 1,500 Queens residents in the dark

JAMAICA, Queens (WABC) -- A power outage left hundreds of Queens residents in the dark Monday, and officials said it was all caused by balloons. According to Con Edison, helium balloons hit an overhead power line at Francis Lewis Boulevard and Murdock Avenue in Hollis.

ABC7NY.COM - 2018-12-11 00:16:04

Bloomfield man sentenced to 55 years for 'cold-blooded' murder of Rahway woman

ELIZABETH - An Essex County man who murdered a woman inside her Rahway home three years ago has been sentenced to 55 years in state prison, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan said in a news release Monday.

MYCENTRALJERSEY.COM - 2018-12-10 19:20:00

Officer wounded as police shoot and kill knife-wielding man in Staten Island

SHORES ACRES, Staten Island — Police officers responding to a domestic dispute call on Staten Island late Sunday night opened fire on a man carrying a knife, killing him and seriously wounding one of the officers at the scene, police said.

PIX11.COM - 2018-12-10 04:58:40

New Jersey fugitive wanted for sexual assault caught in New York after 16 year on lam

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — A New Jersey fugitive who fled 16 years ago after he was convicted of sexual assault has been captured. Middlesex County prosecutors say 42-year-old Rayed Bukhari, of South Plainfield, was arrested Thursday by the FBI at his job in Long Island City, New York. He was returned to

PIX11.COM - 2018-12-09 20:07:03