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Governor to End Kaplan’s 11-Year Reign as County Prosecutor

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Governor Chris Christie announced Thursday he intends to nominate a new man to serve as the top law enforcement official in Middlesex County.

If Christie gets his way, Andrew Carey, currently the chief of the US Attorney's narcotics unit in Newark, will replace longtime prosecutor Bruce Kaplan.  In the near future, the State Senate will be asked to consent to Carey's appointment.

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Rutgers President Holds Another Public Meeting on Strategic Plan

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Tomorrow afternoon, Rutgers University's President Robert L. Barchi will be hosting the third of five University Town Hall meetings geared toward developing a strategic plan for the school.

The event is open to the public, and will take place in the Rutgers Student Center Multipurpose Room at 126 College Avenue starting at 3pm.

Members of the public will get the opportunity to questions ask Barchi in between his PowerPoint slides, but only certain questions.

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Unity Square to Host Bilingual Debate for Upcoming School Board Election

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Six candidates seeking election to three seats on the city's board of education will be given the chance to debate one another on April 11, thanks to the efforts of Unity Square, a Catholic Charities initiative based out of the Sacred Heart Church at 81 Throop Av.

The director of the organization asked all six candidates to save the date on the evening of Thursday April 11, "for a bilingual candidates’ forum at a site TBD in the Unity Square neighborhood."

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New Brunswick Man Charged with Five Bank Robberies

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Peter Greer, a 38-year-old city man, has been arrested in connection with five bank robberies, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced on March 13.

Greer is charged with five counts of bank robbery and made his first court appearance later that day before U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael A. Hammer in Newark federal court.

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Another New Building Planned For College Avenue

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The Rutgers School of Communication & Information will be expanding into a new office building with a conference room, to begin construction this summer.

The new 5,190-square-foot building will replace a small surface parking lot on Huntington Street, near the Alexander Library.

It will be three stories tall and gray in color.  A nearby building will be recolored to match the new structure.

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Public Library Celebrates Indian Heritage With Color Festival

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—On March 23, the New Brunswick Free Public Library celebrated Indian heritage as they honored the Holi Day tradition of color play for the fourth year in a row.

"Holi is the festival of colors," explained Kim Adams, Archival Librarian at the New Brunswick Free Public Library.

"It is celebrated differently all over India. It's celebrated all over the world."

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