NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—On June 23, more than 60 local residents attended a community discussion conducted in Spanish at the United Church of Christ regarding the hot topic of federal immigration reform. The grassroots included a question and answer period that lasted over an hour.

If passed into law, the current proposed immigration reform bill will impact a large portion of the New Brunswick community who are trying to obtain their United States citizenship.  Issues such as family sponsorship, proof of work, and legal advice were discussed.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—County officials were quiet today about the fate of at least a half-dozen county sheriff's officers and investigators who paid bribes to obtain their jobs.

As we reported last month, longtime county sheriff Joe Spicuzzo admitted he sold investigator jobs for bribes as high as $25,000.  The fallout of his guilty plea continues to impact the department and the upcoming election for sheriff.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The city's fast-growing Community Food Alliance gathered on June 10 to celebrate, quite literally, the fruits of their labor.

Members devote themselves to one of five areas of interest: agriculture, advocacy and policy, healthy food access, food and economics, and community engagement. Each division gave a short presentation showcasing its achievements.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The New Brunswick community was treated to a thought-provoking lecture on June 15 by Richard Phoenix, President of the Radio Museum of New Jersey, at the New Brunswick Public Library

Phoenix, who has earned a BA in Speech and Telecommunications from Kent State University, and currently holds a General Commercial Radio Operator's License from the Federal Communications Commission, spoke for nearly two hours.

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