Middlesex County Trial Court Administrator Leaves Position Suddenly For Unknown Reasons

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The top official overseeing the state court system in Middlesex County appears to have been ousted from office abruptly.

Dawn Brevard-Waters first became a Trial Court Administrator (TCA) nearly four years ago, following the retirement of Gregory Edwards, who had served in the role for 45 years.

As TCA, Brevard-Waters was the highest-ranking staff executive in the “vicinage,” which covers all 25 towns in Middlesex County.

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UPDATE: Two Men Injured in Broad Daylight Shooting on Seaman Street

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Police were seen investigating an apparent shooting on Seaman Street in the Fourth Ward around noon on July 25.

New Brunswick Today’s Carlos Ramirez broadcast live from the scene the investigation, located between Livingston Avenue and Drift Street, near the headquarters of the city’s Fire Department.

“Around 40 minutes ago, shots were fired,” said Ramirez at 12:52pm. “EMS was soon seen taking a man into their ambulance. It’s unknown his condition at this moment.”

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Between Baby Powder and Opioid Lawsuits, J&J Says It Will Defend Itself in About 16,000 Cases

JOHNSON & JOHNSON BATTLES LAWSUITS OVER TALC-BASED BABY POWDER AND PROMOTING ADDICTIVE OPIOID DRUGS

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ–Johnson & Johnson (J&J) is now the subject of a U.S. Justice Department (DOJ) probe into whether it lied to consumers regarding potential cancer risks of its namesake talc-based baby powder, according to reports. 

Yet the Hub City-based health-care giant has been fighting back quite hard. A recent regulatory filing showed it allotted $190 million for talc-related defense costs during a recent three-month business quarter. 

While civil settlements over talc lawsuits could reportedly cost J&J some $15 billion to defend itself, the consumer giant “says it has no liability because [its] products are safe,” reports Bloomberg News. 

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Crane at Hamilton and Easton Collapses Into Homes During Storm

MASSIVE CRANE BUILDING 9-STORY APARTMENT BUILDING DAMAGES HOMES ON HAMILTON AND CONDICT

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—A brief storm appears to have downed a massive construction crane, causing serious damage to at least two structures.

The crane at 78 Easton Avenue came down at approximately 7pm on Sunday, July 21. CBS New York’s reported wind gusts in excess of 60 miles per hour around that time.

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SCOOP: Another New Brunswick Official Quietly Charged in Criminal Bribery Scheme

GUILLERMO QUINONES, JR. BECOMES 4TH NEW BRUNSWICK WATER UTILITY EMPLOYEE CRIMINALLY CHARGED SINCE 2015

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—A 49-year-old city employee has been charged with bribery and official misconduct in a widening investigation by the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office.

Guillermo Quinones, Jr. was quietly hit with the two criminal charges on April 16, making him the fourth Water Utility worker in the administration of Mayor James Cahill to be charged with crimes in the past four years.

One official, who covered up problems with the city’s drinking water, did time in state prison. Two more have pleaded guilty and are awaiting multi-year prison sentences.

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