NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—No one was injured in a fire that damaged a building in a condominium complex in the Fourth Ward yesterday evening.

But the fire seriously damaged building eight at the Hampton Club condominium complex and displaced 26 families who were living there.

The fire was reported at approximately 5:55 pm, according to a report on New Brunswick's

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Two blocks of Joyce Kilmer Avenue were closed to traffic today as two cars were consumed by a flash flood near the avenue's bridge over Mile Run.

The bridge, located near the intersection with Charles Street, was re-built in an attempt to curtail the frequent flooding in 2008, but the area still suffers from some of the worst flooding in the city.

Residents today said that the flooding is worse than it was before the attempt to fix the problem.  

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The New Jersey State Police have issued an alert requesting public assistance locating two children who went missing in New Brunswick last night.

Francisco Perera, a 10-year-old Hispanic boy and his friend Devine Nicholas, an 11-year-old black boy were reported missing.  The public is instructed to call the New Jersey State Police Missing Persons Unit at 609-882-2000 ext. 2554 if they have any information regarding their whereabouts.

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NEW YORK, NY—Zhiping Pang, a researcher at the Child Health Institute in New Brunswick was awarded the 2012 Freedman Prize by the The Brain and Behavior Research Foundation at a ceremony on July 27.

The prestigious award was given for Dr. Pang's success in developing a new way of studying synaptic dysfunction of brain and behavior disorders, including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The first of eight free "Hub City Sounds" outdoor concerts will feature performances by Winard Harper, the Arturo O'Farrill Afro Latin sextet, and the New Brunswick High School Jazz Ensemble.

The "Jazz in the Park" event will be held at New Brusnwick's Boyd Park, located between Route 18 and the Raritan River on Saturday August 11, beginning at 4pm.

The first event of the series is a collaboration between the New Brunswick Jazz Project and the Civic League of Greater New Brunswick.

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