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Black Friday Protest at Edison Walmart Draws People From Various Backgrounds, But No Walmart Workers

EDISON, NJ–A Walmart Market Manager, who travels to a variety of different stores, said the gathering of protesters standing outside the South Edison Walmart on Friday morning holding signs such as “Low Low Pay – Just Not OK” or chanting “Go to Costco, don’t shop at Walmart” was just an organization that would like to disrupt everyone’s shopping day.

But outside, demonstrating on a cold fall morning, the group was not made up of any one organization.

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Sheriff Promotes Six, Including New Chief Warrant Officer

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Less than 24 hours after New Brunswick Police Department promoted five officers, the Middlesex County Sheriff's Office was not to be outdone.

Sheriff Mildred Scott promoted six officers in total during a ceremony in courtroom #201 of the Middlesex County Courthouse on November 26.

Unlike New Brunswick Police Department's promotion ceremony, this one was open to the press and the public.

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New Brunswick Starts Screening and Interviewing Candidates for Schools Superintendent Job

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The city's Board of Education will begin screening and interviews for candidates to replace retiring Superintendent of Schools Richard Kaplan on November 29.

The New Brunswick school district serves approximately 10,000 students and has only had two superintendents in the past 35 years.

Kaplan is set to retire this summer, leaving the unique district at a crossroads.

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VIDEO: Hundreds March Across New Brunswick in Solidarity With Ferguson

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Hundreds of students, faculty, and community members rallied and marched across the city on November 25, in response to the decision of a St. Louis County, Missouri grand jury investigating the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

City officials estimate there were some 400 protestors, while organizers said there were more than 500 present for the march down George Street.

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