NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Members of New Brunswick's school board will be elected next year for the first time in city history, thanks to the passage of a referendum that will end the mayor-appointed board of education.

According to results released today, more than three weeks after the election was held, Middlesex County Clerk Elaine Flynn certified the referendum's passage by a vote of 3,407 to 3,309.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—24-year-old, Joshua Negron of New Brunswick was killed on Hale Street near the corner of Remsen Avenue. He was shot multiple times by an unidentified assailant on the evening of November 12.

Negron's killing is the second in three days.  A teenager was stabbed to death just two nights earlier at the same intersection. 

According to the press release from the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office, Negron was rushed to Robert Wood University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 12:02 am.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Alan Goldman, a Rutgers University chemistry professor recently recieved an award for his work with the manipulation of hydrocarbons from the American Chemical Society.

The award he recieved, the first of its kind, is the American Chemical Society's Catalysis Lecturship for the Advancement of Catalytic Science.  Professor Goldman's groundbreaking work was in the area of creating cleaner and more efficient fuel cells.

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UPDATE: Thirteen contested ballots will be decided in the courtroom of Judge Vincent LeBlon tomorrow at 1:30pm in the Middlesex County Courthouse, 56 Paterson Street in New Brunswick.

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Supporters of an elected school board packed a public hearing Tuesday evening to challenge the disqualification of more than 380 ballots cast at polling places across the city on election day.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office announced that a 17-year-old New Brunswick teenager, Junio Moronto, was the apparent victim of a fatal stabbing early yesterday morning.

Moronto was rushed to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 2:45 am.

The New Brunswick Police Department's invesigation began after a New Brunswick officer on routine patrol found Moronto laying on the ground on the corner of Remsen Avenue and Hale Street in New Brunswick at 1:52 am. 

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Patricia Ruggeri, an administrator with the New Brunswick school district since 2005 until her recent resignation, was arrested at her new job today and charged with stealing over $12,000 in student fees.

In 2011, Ruggeri made $90,488 as a vice principal at the city's Adult Learning Center at 268 Baldwin Street.  Since 1988, the free school has helped adult students earn their Graduation Equivalency Diploma (GED).

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