NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Mayor James Cahill has demoted his new Water Director, assuming control of the embattled utility for the second time in less than a year.

New Brunswick Water Utility Director Alexei Walus was demoted "effective immediately" to Water Treatment Plant Supervisor "following an incident involving the use of derogatory and inappropriate language."

The announcement came in an unusual posting on the city government website on March 27.

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PISCATAWAY, NJ—In collaboration with Galvanizing and Organizing Youth Activism (GOYA), a new Rutgers-based group called "Black Lives Matter" will be presenting, "The Black Experience at Rutgers: The Africana Department, Black Activism & Black Identity” on Friday, April 3.

The panel discussion will be held at the Busch Campus Center, starting at 5pm, and features civil rights activist Larry Hamm as the keynote speaker.

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TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey Governor Chris Christie joined Republican Governors in 14 other states in supporting a federal proposal that would ban abortions more than 20 weeks into a woman's pregnancy.

Known as the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, as well as H.R. 1797, the proposal currently has the support of 14 contenders for the Republican nomination of the 2016 presidential race. 

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ–Daytime dwellers of downtown New Brunswick are no strangers to a quick grab-and-go lunch.

With options ranging from made-to-order subs to brick oven pizza, the lunch crowd can now add quick service Indian cuisine to their dining rotation.

Chapati House, a favorite on New York City’s Upper West Side, recently opened its second outpost at 349 George Street in New Brunswick.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ–Hub City healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson (J&J) announced on March 27 that it has entered into a collaboration with Google to develop surgical robotics for the benefit of surgeons, patients and health care systems.

Based in Mountain View, California, Google is one of the largest technology companies in the United States with more than 53,000 employees.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—On March 30, Congressman Frank Pallone visited the College Avenue campus of Rutgers University to engage in an open discussion with students on the current state of higher education.

Whereas most guest speakers usually stand on stage or behind a podium with a microphone in hand, Pallone opted for a more casual approach, and sat in a circle with the eighteen students and his two staffers.

“The reason I came is because… there is concern in congress over the rising costs of tuition,” said Pallone.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The New Brunswick Police Department (NBPD) announced additional charges against new suspects in an investigation into shootings during the weekend of March 21-22, including two more arrests and three persons who are wanted.

The investigation led police to search several vehicles and residences, according to a police press release.  The result was new charges, in some cases for guns and others for narcotics offenses.

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