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Fire crews on the scene of a two-alarm fire at a commercial building in PIscataway on Aug. 26, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Firefighters Battle Commercial Building Fire In Piscataway

The fire broke out around 3 a.m. Tuesday at a building on West 7th Street. There were heavy flames when firefighters arrived, but it was largely under control by about 7:30 a.m.

08/26/2014

FILE - NYC School Bus (credit: CBS 2)

Former N.J. School Official Admits To $566,000 Con

The former transportation manager for two New Jersey school districts has admitted bilking the districts out of nearly $566,000.

12/14/2013

Matthew Shepard

Rutgers To Screen Matthew Shepard Documentary In Fight Against Bullying

This weekend marked the 15th anniversary of the murder of Matthew Shepard, the openly gay college student in Wyoming whose death raised awareness of bullying, abuse and anti-gay violence across the country.

10/13/2013

Red-light cameras (credit: CBS 2)

South Plainfield, N.J. Mayor: Red Light Cameras Have Increased Accidents

In the wake of a report indicating that accidents had actually increased at two New Jersey intersections with red light cameras, the mayor of South Plainfield has said it is time for the cameras to go.

09/03/2013

Eric Young (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Mets OF Eric Young On Playoffs: We Can Fight For A Wild-Card Berth

“I think with the new playoff system, with the additional teams now in the playoffs, I don’t see why we can’t fight for one of those final spots,” Young said.

06/25/2013

New Jersey Woman Admits To Defrauding Insurance Company Out Of Six-Figure Sum

A Piscataway, N.J., woman has admitted to stealing nearly $170,000 from a health insurance company, by falsifying invoices seeking reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses for care for her ailing husband.

06/03/2013

Robb Young's poster about the laptop (via Facebook)

Rutgers Student Offers Reward For Data From Stolen Laptop

Student Robb Young says his laptop was taken from room 203 of the school’s Wright-Rieman chemistry lab building in Piscataway on Friday. But the thing is that it contained all of his thesis work, and he has no backup file.

04/25/2013

Eddie Jordan (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Rutgers Officially Names Eddie Jordan Head Men’s Basketball Coach

Rutgers introduced Eddie Jordan as its new men’s basketball coach on Tuesday, turning to a name from the school’s past as it seeks to move forward from a scandal that forced the firing of coach Mike Rice.

04/23/2013

Rutgers Dance Marathon 2013 (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Students Hope Rutgers Dance Marathon Outshines Hoops Scandal

The annual Rutgers University Dance Marathon is going on at the school’s now-infamous practice basketball court.

04/07/2013

Generic Police File Photo (credit: CBS 2)

Driver Smashes Into N.J. Cadillac Showroom After Police Chase

A police chase involving a stolen vehicle and a possible kidnapping ended when the driver crashed into a central New Jersey Cadillac dealership early Saturday, damaging a dozen vehicles.

03/30/2013

Logan Ryan (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

Rutgers Cornerback Logan Ryan To Skip Senior Season, Enter NFL Draft

Rutgers cornerback Logan Ryan will skip his senior season and enter the NFL draft. The junior made the announcement on Monday at a campus news conference.

12/31/2012

Gary Nova #15 of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights hands the ball off to Jawan Jamison #23. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Rutgers Looks To Cap Off Impressive Season With Bowl Win Over Virginia Tech

Though a 20-17 loss to Louisville in the finale dashed the Scarlet Knights’ hopes for the program’s first BCS berth, the consolation prize of the Russell Athletic Bowl presents coach Kyle Flood and his players with an opportunity to add another accomplishment.

12/26/2012

Rutgers Scarlet Knights fans cheer for their team before a game. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Dyer: Rutgers Faithful Must Will The Scarlet Knights In The Game Of The Year

The feel around this game should be like 2006, when the Scarlet Knights upset the Cardinals, then the No. 3 team in the nation. Now, on Thursday night, Rutgers needs that same special moment created by the best atmosphere in program history.

11/29/2012

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Schiano’s House In Piscataway Remains On The Market For $1.95M

The ex-coach’s custom-built 8,500-square-foot house — constructed with a Rutgers loan on land in Piscataway formerly owned by the university — has been on the market for more than seven months without a bite.

11/24/2012

Michelle Pumilia (L), Virginia Lisay (R) (credit: Handout)

Mother-Daughter Pair Accused In Half-Million Dollar Check Scam Involving NJ School Districts

The former transportation head for the two districts, 39-year-old Michelle Pumilia has been charged in the theft along with her 68-year-old mother, Virginia Lisay.

10/11/2012

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