NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Tonight, eight local residents will compete for title of Grand Slam Champion at the Crossroads Theatre, on the corner of George Street and Livingston Avenue.

Free for those who attend, the show starts at 7pm tonight on Saturday, April 26.

Residents Carla Ulbrich, Pedro Serrano, Dean Rogers, David Harris, Dusty Ballard, JUDY, and artist Sam Romero have all been selected to tell their own New Brunswick story.

Audience members will also have a chance to participate. 

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Hundreds of protestors, demanding an end to sexual violence and harassment, marched through the streets of downtown New Brunswick in an annual tradition.

Take Back the Night protests first sprang up on college campuses in the 1970's, based on the idea that women should be able to go out at night without the fear of violence or harassment. 

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Big Pharma giant Johnson and Johnson is holding its annual shareholder meeting on this morning amid protests over the company's pelvic mesh implants at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in New Brunswick.

The protests began with a press conference call at 11 am on April 23rd, where survivors of the mesh implants, along with supporters of those survivors explained their request for a congressional investigation.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—In the third school board election in city history, voters will suffer from a shortage of candidates to choose from, including one whose credentials and sources of income are a mystery.

Last year, a total of twelve candidates sought election to five open seats on the school board, which had previously been appointed by the city's mayor for over a century.

But this year, there are only three candidates seeking the three open seats on the board, effectively leaving voters without a choice.

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Editor's Note: Registered voters can vote in today's school election at their regular polling locations between 7am and 9pm.

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Voters in the Hub City will decide whether to give their seal of approval to the New Brunswick Board of Education's 2014-2015 budget, as approved at the board's March 25 meeting.

The $198 million budget, and in particular the $27 million to be raised from local property taxes, will be put to city voters tomorrow in the form of a ballot question.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ–There is going to be an info session about composting, and potluck dinner tonight from 6pm-8pm at the New Brunswick Free Public Library, located at 60 Livingston Avenue.

This event has been sponsored by Elijah’s Promise, the New Brunswick Community Food Alliance, and the New Brunswick Environmental Commission. 

As Earth Day rolls around, it is important to not only celebrate, but make a commitment to change.  Food waste is an astronomical problem that can be reduced with simple lifestyle changes. 

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