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NBT Music Spotlight: Eloh Kush
Kushaun “Eloh Kush” Watson is a born and raised New Brunswick hip hop artist in the midst of a prolific stretch, releasing fourteen albums since 2018 amongst other ventures in books, fashion and labels. Last month, our music reporter Bennett Kelly sat down with Kush at the Hyatt bar, discussing his local roots and latest […]
Another Young Person Killed in The Heart of New Brunswick
A teenager is dead and two others injured after a shooting outside the La Famosa Bar on Remsen Avenue during the evening of November 30.
October 2023 New Brunswick Crime Log
Police investigated reports of at least 34 serious violent crimes in the month of October 2023, including at least six stabbings, four shootings, and two armed robberies.
NBT Music Spotlight: Shred Flintstone
Dan Barrecchia is the guitarist and singer of rock and roll group Shred Flintstone. Favorites of the New Brunswick basement scene, the band’s recent releases include a set of self-produced lo-fi singles last winter, a summer EP featuring a new lineup, and another single released at midnight on November 17, hours before this phone interview […]
NBT Music Spotlight: Hair Magic
Hair Magic is a Highland Park-based punk rock trio featuring Rutgers alum Jen Rector on guitar and vocals, Christine Espiritu on bass, and New Brunswick Music Scene Archive founder Christie Lutz on drums. The band released its second EP in April and tonight (Nov. 18) plays its final gig of 2023 at the Old Franklin […]
NBT Music Spotlight: Doug Vizthum
Doug Vizthum was a lifer at Bobby Albert’s Court Tavern, working the door, bartending, booking shows and of course performing countless times with bands Pleased Youth, Bad Karma, Lunar Ensemble and others. A recent Florida transplant, our music reporter Bennett Kelly discussed new music, old Brunswick, Florida “meatballs” and more with Vizthum over the phone […]
While Dems Win County, Republicans Gain Ground in Local Elections
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Unofficial election results from the November 7 general election signal that Democrats will maintain full control of the Middlesex County government, as well as local governments in Edison, Woodbridge, North Brunswick, Plainsboro, Carteret, Metuchen, and Highland Park. County Commissioners Charles Tomaro, of Edison, and Leslie Koppel, of...
A Dozen Mayor Elections in County, But Almost Half Are Uncontested
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—At least four Middlesex County towns are poised to elect new Mayors on November 7, while another eight incumbent Mayors here will be seeking re-election that same day. Nearly half of the county’s 25 municipalities will have Mayor elections on the ballot, though some contests are more...
NBT Music Spotlight: Heathmonger
Heathmonger is a garage-psych rock trio that features Mike Horishny on guitar and vocals, Reinah Bauer on bass and vocals and Xaviar Miller on drums. The band debuted in February 2022 and shares musical space with fellow psych-rockers King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, The Osees and others. Ahead of an afternoon gig last weekend, […]
Nearly 100 Candidates Running For School Board Seats Around County
Voters in 23 Middlesex County municipalities will be electing at least one member to their local school board on November 7.
Domestic Violence Murder Claims Another Young Life in New Brunswick
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—On the morning of October 31, a 20-year-old woman passed away after being stabbed in the area of 37 Juliet Street, allegedly by her stepfather—who also suffered stab wounds of his own, according to the official story. It’s the second fatal domestic violence incident in ten...
Big Plans Approved For Bayard Street, Including Expensive 22-Story Tower
One single street in downtown New Brunswick is poised to add more than 450 units of rental housing if real estate developers follow through on their plans, but it seems unlikely that any of those new apartments will be priced affordably.
Amid Nurses’ Strike, Bernie Sanders to Lead Senate Hearing in New Brunswick
U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders will lead a public hearing in this city in response to the months-long Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital nurses' strike and its demands for safer staffing.
NBT Music Spotlight: Transilvia
Transilivia is a metal-industrial band started by Rutgers students in the late 1980’s. They made the Roxy club on French Street their home base through 1994 before signing a spec deal with a Los Angeles producer and giving it a run there. Bassist Jeremy Moss and guitarist/vocalist Eric Elliott reunited this year, releasing the EP […]
Prosecutor: Three Dead in Connected Killings at New Brunswick Parks
The county prosecutor's office announced that three people died overnight in New Brunswick, two in a double homicide and another by suicide.
“Night of Empowerment” Caps New Eight-Week Music Program
On eight Saturdays from August through October, Rose City Studios hosted a youth masterclass that develops behind-the-scenes skills in the music and recording industries.
September 2023 New Brunswick Crime Log
City police investigated reports of at least 43 serious violent crimes in the month of September 2023.
Woman Sentenced to 20 Years in Tragic Shooting That Killed Innocent Man
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Rhadisha Maurrasse, a 37-year-old woman from New Brunswick, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for first-degree aggravated manslaughter in connection with a tragic shooting that occurred on April 19, 2021. The incident, which took place across from a city park in New Brunswick, resulted in...
NBT Music Spotlight: Radcliffe Bent
Radcliffe Bent is a performing artist with roots in the poetry and hardcore scenes of New Brunswick. He’s released music under different projects and names including Hill Boys, Radxbent, Bentwaeve, and most recently as N.G.G.A. Our music reporter Bennett Kelly spoke with Bent on the phone in September about his music, the local scene, classic […]
Man Faces Attempted Murder Charges After Surviving Police Shooting
It took nineteen days, but authorities finally released the name of the man shot by police on September 1, and the names of the officers who shot him.
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