NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – One man can make a difference.  His name is Charlie Renda.

When the City Council introduced a new law to ban bicycles from all city sidewalks in September, cyclists including Mr. Renda spoke out against the measure.  The Council tabled the law, and the city's administration responded with a new proposal that was much more comprehensive, but still included the same steep penalties for violators.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – As Governor Christie prepares to embark on the second half of his four-year term, some of his closest cabinet members have been leaving the administration.

On Thursday, it was announced that Richard Bagger, Christie's Chief of Staff since he took office, will be resigning his position and taking a job as a senior vice president at CelGene Corp., a multinational biopharmaceutical company based in Summit.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Employees of the city's Department of Planning, Economic & Community Development have taken over one of former public information officer Bill Bray's duties.

Kyle Kirkpatrick and Department Director Glenn Patterson have been sharing the responsibility of managing the city's Twitter account since Bray's departure nearly two weeks ago.  They even went so far as to change the city's handle on the popular social media service.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The City Council has been trying to re-institute a bicycle ban on city sidewalks ever since they realized that they repealed the 100-year-old provision accidentally last October.

Tonight, it appears likely they will approve a much broader law that will, among other things, institute the ban on every city sidewalk, with the exception of "multi-use paths" along Routes 18 & 27.

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – In October 2010, Eric LeGrand sufferred a career-ending injury that many thought would leave him paralyzed for life.  A year later, his triumphant return was voted the best moment of 2011 in all of sports.

On a surprisingly snowy Halloween 2011 at Rutgers Stadium, he led his former teammates out of the tunnel and onto the field for an epic battle with the West Virginia Mountaineers.  Rutgers kept the game close until the end, even taking a lead into the fourth quarter, but the main attraction that day was LeGrand's return.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The New Brunswick High School teacher who plead guilty to sexual misconduct and sexual assault of two girls he supervised as a private karate instructor was sentenced three years in prison Monday.

Joel Levy, 44, will also have to register as a sex offender and will no longer be allowed to be a public school teacher in New Jersey.  He was also placed under parole supervision for life, according to a report on MyCentralJersey.com.

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