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New Brunswick Resident Found Not Guilty in Candlelight Vigil Shooting Death

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—On January 29, a jury found New Brunswick resident Royjabar Nail not guilty in the 2012 shooting death of 24-year-old Joshua Negron, but only after a witness recanted her statement that identified Nail as the killer.

Nail was accused of shooting Negron at the scene of a streetside vigil for Junio Moronto at the corner of Hale Street and Remsen Avenue.  Moronto had been stabbed to death at the same location two nights earlier.

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NJ Film Festival Kicks Off With Documentary on Famous Music Venue in Trenton

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—“Riot on the Dance floor: The Story of Randy Now and City Gardens,” a documentary about the iconic Trenton punk and indie music venue, will be screened at 7pm on January 31 in room #105 of Voorhees Hall on the Rutgers College Avenue campus.

This documentary, and a short piece entitled “Fur Peace Ranch: It Doesn’t Get Any Better Than This,” by Andie Walla, will kick off the New Jersey Film Festival Spring 2015 season.

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Theatre Review: The Whipping Man at George Street Playhouse

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—One of the most iconic lines in the film Gone with the Wind refers to Miss Ellen’s rosaries, reminding the audience that American slave owners were not all Protestant.

In George Street Playhouse's eye-opening presentation of "The Whipping Man," we are introduced to Simon, a recently emancipated slave who follows the same religion of his former masters, Judaism.

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Former FDA Commissioner Might Testify Against J&J in Risperdal Case

PHILADELPHIA, PA–In a lawsuit against Hub City drugmaker Johnson & Johnson (J&J), former Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner David Kessler may testify against the company, Philly.com’s David Sell reports.

Kessler served as FDA Commissioner from 1990 through 1997, under Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton.

The ongoing trial, related to the antipsychotic drug Risperdal, made by J&J's Janssen Pharmaceuticals division, is being heard in Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.

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New Brunswick Ranks Third in NJ For New Housing Units Permitted

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ–With 707 housing units permitted between last January and last November, the Hub City is in third place among New Jersey's 565 municipalities in housing permits.

Those 707 units have a combined value of $138,163,436, making New Brunswick second-place in total value of new residential construction.

Only Toms River and Jersey City outrank New Brunswick in number of housing units allowed to be built with permits issued in 2014. In total value of permitted units, New Brunswick is second only to Jersey City.

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