NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Nearly one year ago, the nation's top news agency broke an astonishing story that the New York City police department may have been conducting a widespread unconstitutional surveillance operation based in the downtown New Brunswick.

Now, that same agency, the Associated Press (AP) has filed suit against the city's police department after New Brunswick Police Director Anthony Caputo denied their request for documents and audio related to one of the most peculiar 911 calls ever made in New Brunswick.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Kids from all over New Jersey came to New Brunswick to compete in the annual Soap Box Derby, held on Johnson Drive adjacent to Johnson & Johnson's worldwide headquarters.

In addition to the soap box races, visitors also enjoyed a car show held in the Johnson & Johnson parking lot.

This year's winners include Jeffrey Clouser, Julianne Miller, and Alex Hawkins.  They each move onto the national championships in Akron, Ohio.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Johnson & Johnson announced on Friday that they will be charged $600 million during the second quarter to help cover potential legal settlements, according to a report on MyCentralJersey.com.

The global pharmaceutical giant plans to take this charge to cover civil lawsuits regarding the way their drugs Risperdal, Invega, and Natrecor were marketed to the public.

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PISCATAWAY, NJ—Rutgers University's athletics department is planning to turn over control of their lucrative concessions business next month to a private corporation, according to the response to a public records request filed by NewBrunswickToday.com.

Sodexo, a multinational corporation based in the suburbs of Paris, France, is expected to take over the concessions operations on July 1, according to Tim Pernetti, the Athletic Director at Rutgers.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The Rutgers Cell and DNA Repository (RUCDR) has received $2.4 million from the US Army STARRS (Study to Assess Risk and Resilience in Service Members) to conduct a study on the genetic make-up of soldiers at risk for suicide or psychological issues.

The deal means that Rutgers will have the opportunity to be a part of the largest study of mental health risks ever conducted by the United States military, according to a report in the Home News Tribune.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—A HAZMAT (hazardous materials) crew spent half a day working to clean up the mess left behind from an overturned tanker truck, and was forced to close Route 1 Southbound, causing major traffic delays and detours.

The accident occurred at about 5:30 am, but will take much of the day Sunday to clean up the mess, according to a report on New Brusnwick's Patch.com.

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