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New Brunswick Observes Black History Month

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Officials from both the City of New Brunswick and Rutgers University are planning to hold events in observation of Black History Month. 

The Hub City kicked off its celebration of Black History Month with a screening of Freedom Riders at the New Brunswick Free Public Library on February 1.  The documentary recounts the experiences of civil rights activists in the 1960's, as they travel into the Deep South to challenge local segregation laws.

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Local Record Label Celebrates 10 Years of Underground Music and All-Ages Shows

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—A record label started in New Brunswick is celebrating their 10th anniversary at several concerts taking place in Brooklyn from Thursday evening February 6 through Saturday February 8.

Don Giovanni Records will celebrate ten years in business with their annual showcase, taking place at two separate concert venues in Brooklyn.

The showcase schedule is as follows:

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With Snow Forecasted, New Brunswick School System Decides to Close on Monday

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ–The city school system will be closed on Monday February 3, due to a weather forecast that calls for several inches of snow overnight.

Though snow has not yet begun to fall, the school board announced the closure via their Nixle emergency alert system.

However, the message blasted out to residents at 10:38pm included an erroneous date: "Due to inclement weather, New Brunswick Public Schools will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014."

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