NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—In a single trial combined in the interests of "judicial efficiency," two co-defendants charged with obstructing a city street during a protest received different verdicts from Judge Mary Casey.

Tormel Pittman, the leader of the demonstration was found guilty of violating the city ordinance.  He was sentenced to pay a $403 fine, and has opted not to appeal the verdict.

Just a few minutes earlier, Judge Casey found Gabriella Aron, age 20, not guilty of the same crime.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The centerpiece of New Brunswick's new tallest building, a Barnes & Noble bookstore, opened yesterday on Somerset Street.

The store will serve as the main bookstore for Rutgers University.  Until last week, the University bookstore was located in the Ferren Mall and parking garage, where it first opened in 1982.

In a similar setup to the old location, students can obtain their required textbooks in the basement of the new store.

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