EDISON, NJ—The Walmart in South Edison, located at 2220 State Route 27, is one of 1,600 across the country where a "Black Friday" protest is planned for November 28 at 9AM.

Workers and supporters are planning to push for a $ 15 per hour wage and consistent full-time work.

Wal-Mart Stores Incorporated is the largest private employer in the United States and has often been central to the debate over proposals to raise the minimum wage.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—One would think that, in 2014, a musical comedy about a barbershop quartet would be dated.

Not the case with the Fabulous Lipitones of London, Ohio.  Playwrights John Markus and Mark St. Germain have skillfully made this play contemporary.

At the funeral for their lead voice, who died suddenly, the remaining middle aged trio are at odds about the fate of this fading group of harmonizing vocalists.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather advisory for Middlesex County until 10pm after a winter storm struck the area this morning.

"A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow… sleet… or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties," reads the advisory.  "Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities…. And use caution while driving."

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The city's 126-member police department is a little more top-heavy after five promotions made today in a closed ceremony at City Hall.

As we reported earlier this year, the New Brunswick Police Department already had six lieutenants and sixteen seargents, all of whom make salaries in excess of $111,000.

Above them are three captains and the department's Civilian Director, Anthony Caputo.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ–Tonight at 6:30pm and 8pm, inside the Unity Square Community center (81 Rmsen Avenue) in New Brunswick, there will be two Spanish-language information sessions regarding changes resulting from an Executive Order issued by President Obama last week.

On November 20, President Obama made a speech announcing the major immigration reforms.

The changes will provide protection from deportation for nearly 5 million immigrants living in the United States, including thousands in New Brunswick and across Middlesex County.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Superintendent Richard Kaplan confirmed that the New Brunswick school district has suspended one of its Vice Principals with pay after his arrest over the weekend.

Lester Voorhees, Vice Principal of McKinley Community School, was arrested on Friday for drunk driving and possession of marijuana and cocaine, among 13 total charges, according to Police Captain JT Miller.

Voorhees was pulled over by the New Brunswick Police at the corner of Hamilton Street and High Street at 11:07 PM on Friday, November 21.

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