NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Real estate giant Mack-Cali announced on Thursday the $41.1 million acquisition of three apartment buildings containing a total of 200 residences in downtown New Brunswick.

The compounds in question are the Riverwatch Commons and Richmond Court, located on Hiram Square and Dennis Dennis Street respectively.  The properties are next to each other.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Michael Mahony, the city's chief housing inspector since 1994, was arrested Thursday morning by State Police and charged with possession and intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance .

Authorities say the raids that nabbed Mahony were part of a "larger investigation" that continues.

According to the Middlesex County Department of Corrections, Mahony spent one night at the county jail before he was released on $150,000 bail yesterday.

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UPDATE (12/21): This article has been updated to reflect additional comments from Rutgers Police Chief Kenneth Cop.

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—According to confidential sources, a dispute between Rutgers' police department and the NBPD's civilian director Anthony Caputo has led to a strange situation: limited police powers for the Rutgers officers outside of the school's campus.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Officials confirmed at Wednesday's City Council meeting that the city's embattled Water Utility was fined in 2008 for violating federal regulations on water quality testing.

Though it is a matter of public record, the violation and the fine had not been previously reported in the press.

The violation occurred in October 2007, and the state's Department of Environmental Protection decided it was  significant enough to issue a $2,500 fine to the city a year later.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—A recently released report commissioned by Rutgers President Bob Barchi found that many of the 6,000+ students evacuated from their dormitories at Rutgers University didn't think highly of the school's response to the storm.

Just 5% of evacuees who responded to a Rutgers survey rated their evacuation experience as excellent, while 15% rated it as good,  25% as adequate, 21% as poor, and 31% as very poor.

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