There is no question that the Quincy in New Brunswick, NJ was built with only the best of intentions. The neighborhood is characterized by several housing developments and apartment complexes, and it was supposed to help provide jobs to many New Jersey residents. Unfortunately, these plans have simply not come to fruition and the area has been marred by crime instead. Two notable incidents illustrate the fact that the Quincy indeed has a long way to go before it will be able to have a good reputation.
Two of the most unfortunate incidents happened in 2013 and 2015. On May 7, 2013, a pizza delivery guy was simply trying to go about his business and do his job so he could get his bills paid. He was attempting to deliver a pizza to the “N” building complex within Quincy circle. After being told by the residents that no one ordered pizza, he made his way back to his car. That is when he was jumped by three men. They robbed him at gunpoint, took all of his pizza money and even his wallet. 21-year-old Parysh Wood and his friends were found to be responsible. It hasn’t been Parysh’s first rodeo when it comes to robbing people. Incidentally, his nickname is actually “P-gun” or “Pistol”. Yeah, this guy is a real winner.
The other incident happened October 7, 2015. A shooting was reported at the New Brunswick apartments on Quincy Circle where many of the residents reported gunshots being heard. Luckily, the individual who was injured in this incident was not fatally injured. He was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and treated then released in a few hours.
The fact that the Quincy neighborhood continues to be rampant with shooting crimes and theft problems does not bode well for the residents of the complexes and housing developments. These individuals have a right to a safe living environment. Unfortunately, the politicians are all talk and no action. Considering just these two incidents alone there is no question something needs to be done.