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Rutgers' Jonathan Aiken is the first Scarlet Knight to grab Big Ten Player of the Week honors
Rutgers senior safety Jonathan Aiken has become the first Scarlet Knight to win Player of the Week honors in the Big Ten.  The Fort Lauderdale product was named Defensive Player of the Week, after recording seven tackles and a pass breakup, as well as a key forced fumble in the fourth quarter of RU's 41-38 win over Fresno State in Thursday night's season opener.  The fumble - on a punt return by Wazzou - was recovered by Rutgers and led to the game-winning scoring drive. 
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It's a win for the Rutgers football team in its highly-anticipated season opener
Just like a year ago, the Rutgers football team faced a team in its opening game that passed the ball all over the field.  But unlike last year, Rutgers won its opener, beating Washington State of the Pac 12 Thursday night in Seattle 41-38, as heard on WCTC.  The win gets Rutgers off on the right foot in the Scarlet Knights’ first season in the Big Ten.  Junior runningback Paul James rushed for 173 yards and three touchdowns, the last of which provided the final margin.  It came after senior Jonathan Aiken forced a fumble on a punt return that was recovered by sophomore Anthony Cioffi at midfield.  Rutgers started the game with a 78-yard touchdown pass on the first ...
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A South Plainfield man is in critical condition after a crash on Route 1 in Edison
Police in Edison say a 24-year-old South Plainfield man is in critical condition at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick after a one car crash early Thursday morning on Route One.  James Quesada suffered injuries to his head, back and neck.  He was sitting in the backseat when the driver veered off the road and hit the curb, fire hydrant and utility pole as she tried to change lanes.  No charges have been filed, but the investigation continues.
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AAA expects an uptick in New Jersey travel Labor Day weekend, while NJ Transit offers extra getaway service
The Central Jersey Triple-A is expecting an increase in travel among Garden State residents this Labor Day weekend, with over 880,000 likely to hit the road for trips of 50 miles or more.  Spokeswoman Cathleen Lewis says that's a 1.1-percent increase from a year ago.  And while Lewis says that lags a bit behind the rest of the country, it's - in large part - because we have the Jersey Shore here, and on a technicality, many people aren't counted by the Triple-A if they spend Labor Day weekend there because they live within that 50-mile area. As for the Friday getaway, it will be easier for those who ride mass transit.  NJ Transit is offering extra trains out of ...
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Gas prices in Central Jersey edge down heading into Labor Day weekend
    There was only a slight drop this past week in Central Jersey gas prices, as we head into the Labor Day travel weekend.  The averages in WCTC's weekly gas survey fell by just two-cents across the board.  Here are the Central Jersey averages, followed by the AAA national average for the week ending August 29th:       Regular - Central Jersey: $3.12, down 2-cents; National:  $3.43, down 1-cent.       Mid-grade - Central Jersey:  $3.43, down 2-cents; National:  $3.63, unchanged.       Premium - Central Jersey:  $3.58, down 2-cents; National:  $3.80, down 1-cents.       Local averages are calculated using the prices at ten gas stations in Edison, Franklin, New Brunswick, North Brunswick and South Brunswick.  The national average is calculated by ...
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