Carteret Man Who Killed Woman & Set Fire To Her Home Receives Life Sentence

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NEW BRUNSWICK — A Carteret man was sentenced today to a life prison term for strangling and robbing a woman before setting fire to her home more than two years ago, Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced.

Carteret High School Class Wins PETA’s National Humane Science Contest


CARTERET — The results are in—and the winner of PETA’s “Cut Out Dissection” classroom poster contest is Carteret High School environmental science teacher Usha Ramachandran, who has won copies of the popular interactive Digital Frog 2.5 virtual-dissection software for her classroom.

One year of senseless silence on gun violence

Voice of the People by James J. Devine

One year ago today, we lost 26 fellow Americans to gun violence at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. We lost 20 of our youngest students, and six dedicated school workers. To mark the anniversary of that tragedy with…

Lamakers Announce Funds For School Construction In 4 Districts

State Sen. Joseph Vitale

MIDDLESEX COUNTY – State Sen. Joseph F. Vitale, Assemblyman John S. Wisniewski and Assemblyman Craig J. Coughlin announced last week that four school districts within their 19th Legislative District are eligible to receive a combined $5.7 million in grants from the New Jersey Department of Education and School Development Authority for various school construction projects.

Mayor Criticizes Conrail After Tanker Derailment In Carteret

Workers are attempting to upright two tanker cars that derailed last night in an industrial section of Carteret. (Photo courtesy of the Carteret Mayor's Office)

CARTERET – Two freight train tanker cars carrying a flammable liquid derailed last night in an industrial section of Carteret. A Conrail spokesman said that neither tanker car was compromised and they are not leaking, and that no one was injured.

Hampshire Group Begins $60 Million Redevelopment Of Abandoned Carteret Glass Factory


CARTERET — Mayor Daniel J. Reiman executed a redevelopment agreement on Monday, Dec. 2, with the Hampshire Investment Group, who will turn the abandoned 33 acre Ball Glass industrial property at 50 Bryla Street into a state of the art industrial complex.

Carteret Neighborhood Watch Meeting / Christmas Party Scheduled For Dec. 11


CARTERET — The Carteret Police Department’s Crime Prevention Unit will hold this month’s Neighborhood Watch Program meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 11 at the Community Center Hall/Library Building, 100 Cooke Avenue, Carteret.