NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – City Councilman Kevin Egan indicated it is unlikely a city school never replaced after its demolition almost seven years ago will be built in 2012, at the Council's December 28 meeting.

Egan, who also serves on New Jersey's School Development Authority, blamed "budgetary issues" for the failure to construct a new building to replace the A.C. Redshaw Elementary School on Livingston Avenue.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – It appears two people were murdered in two crime hotspots within 10 hours of one another the night of January 9.

Oswaldo Lozaro, 21, died from gunshot wounds sustained near the intersection of Louis and Somerset Streets in the Fifth Ward at 8:32 pm.  Mr. Lozaro was a city resident, according to a report on New Brunswick's Patch.com.  He died at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital shortly before 10pm.

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HIGH ATOP NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The newest and tallest highrise in New Brunswick is looking for residents, so long as they don't make either too much or not enough money.

The building's residential portion, marketed as "The Vue," offers 150 apartments, both 1 and 2 bedroom-units, on floors 9 thru 20 of the skyscraper.  The units will be managed by Philadelphia-based Pennrose Properties.  Additionally, floors 21 to 23 consist of 42 condominiums with similar floorplans that will be constructed with superior materials.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – After two public auctions, the city has sold the debts on 749 properties to investors in the form of tax sale certificates, according to the city's Finance Director.  And that figure marks a 20% increase over last year's number.

Mayor James Cahill's office has not responded to several requests for comment on the increase.

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