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UPDATE: Drag Racer Indicted in Hit-and-Run Death of New Brunswick High School Vice-Principal

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced that a man from Piscataway was indicted today in causing the death of a pedestrian, a 49-year old vice-principal of New Brunswick High School, who was struck and killed on October 6, 2018.


Prosecutor is trying to stop fatal accidents in Middlesex County

NEW BRUNSWICK – The main role for a prosecutor is to bring justice to people who have been wronged. But for Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey that’s not the only focus.


South Bound Brook Man Arrested for Shoplifting of More Than $300 Worth of Items from Target, Bridgewater Police Say

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A South Bound Brook man was arrested for shoplifting after he was found with more than $300 worth of items from Target, in the Bridgewater Promenade, according to a report from Bridgewater Township Police.


Rutgers Students Robbed At Gunpoint In Off-Campus Housing

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Several Rutgers students were robbed at gunpoint in their off-campus apartment Wednesday night, Feb. 20, Rutgers campus police said. Police did not say what was taken, but the robbery occurred at a private house on Easton Avenue between Ray and Senior streets in New Brunswick.


Boys Basketball: Piscataway Chiefs defeat New Brunswick Zebras, 59-49 in GMCT Semis

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. -- The fifth-seeded Piscataway High School varsity boys basketball team defeated ninth-seeded New Brunswick on its own home floor, 59-49, in the semifinals of the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament on Thursday night.


Seeking Middlesex County Residents To Host Dinner Parties

Middlesex County has teamed up with Rutgers University's Public Outreach and Engagement Team (POET) to launch Set the Table! They are seeking people who live, work and/or study (ages 18 and up) to host dinner parties or gatherings of friends, neighbors, colleagues to discuss their priorities for Mid


Edison Police Launch “Street Crimes Unit”

Edison, NJ - The Edison Police Department has launched a specialized “Street Crimes Unit” that Chief Thomas Bryan says will take a “proactive approach” to crackdown on crimes that most adversely affect “quality of life” in the state’s fifth largest municipality.


The 25 most racially diverse towns in N.J., ranked

The state’s immigrant population continues to fuel population growth, and that’s making certain areas of New Jersey increasingly diverse. But which ones are leading the way?


First Female Principal and Energy Planning Strategist Expands Firm Capabilities

Pennington resident and architect Elizabeth “Betsy” Ackerman has been named Principal at DIGroupArchitecture, LLC (DIG), a minority-owned firm in New Brunswick, NJ. Her appointment marks a major milestone as the firm’s first female Principal since its founding in 2006, and she brings a new service c


11 things to do in Middlesex County this weekend, Feb. 22-24, plus one from Princeton

Here are 11 ways to get out of the house this weekend to have some fun in Middlesex County, plus an event happening at Princeton high school. Send events to staff@monroenow.com.


Rutgers PD Investigating Robbery at Off-Campus Residence

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Four men, armed with a firearm and a sharp object, robbed residents in an off-campus apartment on Easton Avenue late Wednesday after one of the victims answered a knock on the door, Rutgers University police announced.


Nutley Among Top 50 Safest Cities in New Jersey

NUTLEY, NJ -- Nutley ranks in the top 50 safest cities in New Jersey, according to a new report published by the National Council for Home Safety and Security, a trade association of security professionals that advocates for safe communities and home safety.


Warren Tech (22) at New Brunswick (56) - Girls Basketball

Nakima Lue netted 19 points as New Brunswick downed Warren Tech, 56-22, in New Brunswick. Ismel Martinez notched a double-double as well for the Zebras with 15 points and 13 rebounds and Alexandria Tucket recorded nine points on three 3-pointers.


NJ high school students arrested on grade-hacking charges

JERSEY CITY — Four students are charged with hacking into a school computer system and changing grades. The boys, ages 15 to 17, were arrested at Dickinson High School on Friday and charged with accessing and disclosing data, a Jersey City police spokeswoman said Saturday.


Man Gets 40 Years for Beating Sleeping Girlfriend to Death With Hammer in New Jersey Home

A man who used a hammer to fatally beat his sleeping girlfriend at her South Jersey home has been sentenced to 40 years in state prison. Lashaun Smith had pleaded guilty last month to murder in the November 2017 death of 28-year-old Sarah Phillips. The prison sentence was handed down Friday. He must


New Brunswick (21) at Plainfield (55) - Girls Basketball

J'Daah Wyatt-Doyle netted 18 points with five steals to push Plainfield past New Brunswick, 55-21, in Plainfield. Natasha Dirati-Onyango registered a double-double (10 points, 10 rebounds) with three blocks for Plainfield.


Police in Edison, Metuchen investigating anonymous bomb threats at TD Bank branches

Police in Edison and Metuchen are continuing to investigate the source of phoned in bomb threats from anonymous callers at two TD bank branches in Edison and the TD branch in Metuchen.


Franklin Township Weekly Police Blotter: Package Theft, Stolen Seafood, Damaged Mailbox & More

Julio Rodriguez, 26, of Somerset, NJ was arrested for Possession of CDS during a motor vehicle stop. Rodriguez was subsequently released from police custody. “NOTE: We are required by the Rules of Court to include herein a statement explaining that the charges are merely an accusation and that the d


Edison Masjid’s Sandwich Program Continues to Expand

EDISON, NJ – Masjid Al-Wali engages in many charitable programs. One program has really taken off, according to Shabnam Noor, a volunteer at the Masjid. In November 2017, she along with other volunteers began a program at the Masjid to distribute meals prepared for the homeless and underprivileged t


Somerset County Revives Proposal for Amazon HQ2

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Freeholder Director Brian D. Levine plans to reopen talks with Amazon about locating the company’s second headquarters – HQ2 – in Somerset County. He made the announcement Feb. 22 at a meeting of the Somerset County Employers Legislative Committee.