NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—On December 13, 2011, a person was injured in a rear-end car accident at the intersection of Easton Avenue and Park Boulevard during a busy rush hour.

Just 21 minutes later, another rear-end accident occurred.  According to police reports, the roads were clear and dry that evening, but one thing was special about this intersection.

A year earlier, city officials turned on two red light cameras designed to catch motorists running the traffic light located between St. Peter's University Hospital and Buccluech Park.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—On Saturday, January 25, the Zimmerli Art Museum hosted an official celebration for the Museum’s latest gallery exhibition.

Entitled “Striking Resemblance: the Changing Art of Portraiture,” the exhibit focuses on artistic portraits throughout various cultures, mediums, and styles.

The exhibit is on display at the Voorhees Gallery section of the Museum, and the program also marks the first gallery opening of the year.  The exhibit runs through July 13.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Two twin brothers and NFL stars were among dozens of supporters in attendance for a February 15 blood drive to raise awareness of sickle-cell anemia at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.

Devin and Jason McCourty, who play for the New England Patriots and Tennessee Titans respectively, encouraged people to come donate both their time and blood in an effort to help people affected with this disease.

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PISCATAWAY, NJ—For the second consecutive year, Sky Blue FC, a professional soccer team in the National Women’s Soccer League will play its home matches at Rutgers University’s Yurcak Field again this season.

The home opener is scheduled for April 19 at 7 pm, against the Portland Thorns FC.

“Sky Blue FC will once again call Yurcak Field 'home' this season as the club returns to the Rutgers University facility in Piscataway, NJ,” stated an announcement on the club's website.

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PISCATAWAY, NJ—Wavves, Echosmith, and local favorites Modern Chemistry performed at Rutgers University’s first annual spring kickoff event at the Livingston Student Center, sponsored by the Rutgers University Programming Association.

New Brunswick's own Modern Chemistry opened the Feb. 6 show with some post rock riffs and blaring vocals breathing energy into the crowd of eager fans. Although the student center was not sold out, just the band’s stage presence alone could have fooled veterans of the music scene.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Biking through the streets of downtown New Brunswick may soon get a little bit easier, thanks to a $6 million plan for a major bikeway planned for the city's central business district.

Construction on the first downtown bike lanes, which would connect Rutgers campuses on opposite ends of the city, is set to begin this spring, the Middlesex County Transportation Coordinating Committee announced at its January 28 meeting.

Plans for such a bike lane have been in the works for more than a decade.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Tonight at 9pm, the Rutgers chapter of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity will hold a candlelight vigil for their recently-slain brother William R. McCaw.

The vigil will be held on College Avenue, on the steps of the Brower Commons Dining Hall.  Anyone who would like to attend is encouraged to do so and join in the ceremony to honor McCaw's short life.

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