NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Johnson & Johnson announced last Monday that they are seeking approval of the Food & Drug Administration to sell bedaquiline, an expermiental drug that combats tuberculosis (TB).

Bedaquiline is the first drug specifically made to fight tuberculosis in over four decades. It was desinged to combat multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, according to a report on

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—After ten years of free housing as Rutgers University's President, Richard McCormick has to get a place of his own.

The Newark Star-Ledger reported he would be relocating to a highrise condo in downtown New Brunswick.

McCormick didn't choose to move into "The Vue," a mixed-use building with 42 condominiums that he himself broke ground on a few years ago.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—A new 7-11 store is set to open very soon at the intersection of Paterson and George Streets in downtown New Brunswick.

It will be the city's second 7-11 convenience store, and it will be located just 400 yards away from the other one.

A man who identified himself as the boss of the existing store said he was "disgusted" with the corporation's decision to open another store so close to his.

His store opened in 2006 as part of the first downtown dormitory for Rutgers University, Rockoff Hall.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Kevin Jones is one of six employees in New Brunswick's Office of the Mayor, in addition to Mayor James Cahill.

And now the City Council has appointed him back into another position of power, one that he resigned from last year for mysterious reasons.

By order of the Council, Jones will again serve as one of seven voting members on the Housing Authority's Board of Commssioners, a body that also serves as the city's redevelopment agency.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—On June 19, the NJ Department of Transportation announced it was suspending the pilot program responsible for installing cameras at 15 intersections in Middlesex County to catch motorists running red lights.

But don't let that make you think you can beat New Brunswick's camera.

The problem is that the vast majority of intersections were never checked to ensure the yellow lights were lengthy enough to comply with the state statute.

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