NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—On Tuesday, an election will be held to determine the first two school board members in city history to be chosen directly by voters, rather than appointed by the Mayor.

But that election will be held under a cloud of sorts, as County Clerk Elaine Flynn appears to have applied a favorable standard to two candidates supported by those currently in power.  Their petitions were accepted by Flynn's office on December 24, three days after the official deadline.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—St. Peter's University Hospital has recently expanded and redesigined their perinatal center. The new modernized facility is now equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, including an Antenatal Testing Unit

St. Peter's now offers a Perinatal Emergency Triage and Treatment Unit, an eight-bed unit serves that will serve as an emergency room for pregnant women, along with a High-Risk Antepartum Unit that will treat women with chornic medical coniditions or complex pregnacies.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—At tonight's Planning Board meeting, the nine-member board will go through the annual ritual of choosing one of their own to chair their important monthly meetings.

For the past two years, the board unanimously chose Robert John Colona, known to most as "Bob," a friendly fellow who was very active in the city's government and local politics, also serving his city as a member of the Citizens Taxi Service Council and the Environmental Commission.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Once again, the Vice President of the New Brunswick City Council has acended to become the President of the council, as first-term Councilwoman Rebecca Escobar earned the support of her peers to assume the powerful position.

Typically, the president of the council recognizes speakers and controls the conversation, doing most of the talking for the five-member council.  Presidents serve a two-year term, so Escobar will likely be in the driver's seat through 2014.

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