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Community College Hosting Info Session For Military Veterans

EDISON, NJ–A veterans’ benefits information session is being hosted by the Middlesex County College Center for Veterans Services on Monday, March 2 at 11 am in Room 101 of Edison Hall.

The event will feature staff from veteran’s organizations, providing information on veterans’ benefits, resources and services, including healthcare, educational benefits, vocational rehabilitation services, county veteran’s benefits and the offerings of the Trenton Vet Center.

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As Hispanics Become Majority in Hub City, NBPD Still 63% White

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Though it is still dominated by caucasian officers, the New Brunswick Police Department is somewhat more representative of the city it serves after a new round of hiring, according to data provided by the agency.

In the aftermath of the police killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, the New York Times reported that the NBPD was 70% white.

Under Civil Service guidelines, the city hired eleven new officers in 2011, effectively lowering the percentage of caucasian officers to 62.6% of the force.

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College Avenue Players Present “Crazy Town”

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ–The College Avenue Players (CAP), Rutgers’ premiere student-run comedy troupe, will be performing the comedy, “Crazy Town,” on February 27-28 and March 6 in Room 135 of Scott Hall, located at the corner of Hamilton Street and College Avenue.

Performance will be held at 8pm on all three nights, and March 6 will also include a second 11:59 pm show.  Tickets cost $5 for Rutgers students with ID and $8 for all others.

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Man Stabbed After Confronting Thieves Breaking Into Cars on Jones Avenue

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Police responded to Jones Avenue near Handy Street after a man was reportedly stabbed in the back after he confronted a duo of robbers who he saw breaking into cars.

The incident occurred shortly after 9:30pm, and it's not clear if police have made any arrests in the case.

"I was walking home from the store," the victim told New Brunswick Today. "Saw them climb into my friend's car so I stopped it."

"It got violent. I got stabbed. They ran."

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First-Ever NJ Students of Color Conference Coming to New Brunswick

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The NJ Students of Color conference, also known as "Living in Color," will be held on Friday, February 27 to March 1 at the Labor Education Center on Cook/Douglass campus of Rutgers University.

“This is a diverse conference with no singular goal,” said Frangy Pozo, one of the main organizers of the event. “But it is largely to unify people of color across New Jersey and to walk away with knowledge of how to work together for each other’s causes.

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Walmart Announces Higher Pay For a Half-Million Employees

EDISON, NJ–Walmart announced on February 19 that it would raise hourly wages for 500,000 of its employees.

The retailer said that all hourly employees would see their wages increased to at least $9 per hour by April and $10 by February 2016. Some store managers will get raises as well.

The move, called "a bold new initiative on pay and training for U.S. associates,” by Walmart CEO Doug McMillon in the company’s latest earnings release, will cost Walmart $1 billion and affect some 500,000 employees.

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